Information for Taps should be sent to 99th Infantry Division Association, PO Box 99, Marion KS 66861 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include name of deceased, age, date (not day) of death, unit, address, occupation, and survivors. Other information is welcome but will be used on a space-available basis.
Gerald G. Toy, 86, Portland OR, died Feb. 16, 2011. He worked as an actuary for an insurance company before opening the Portland office of Milliman & Robertson and served as vice president and consulting actuary until his retirement in 1984. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two children; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Herbert H. Richter Jr., 86, S/099, of Houston TX, died Sept. 28, 2010. A corporal during the war, he drove a Jeep delivering messages and played clarinet in the Army band. After the war, he became a commercial artist and worked for advertising departments of Sakowitz and Battlestein’s department stores and the Houston Chronicle. He and his wife, Mary Alice attended several 99th reunions. He is survived by four children and four grandchildren.
Ralph F. Jones, 84, I/395, of Denton KS, died Sept. 29, 2010. He enlisted Aug. 22, 1939, at Ft. McDowell CA. After duty in the Panama Canal Zone and Trinidad, he was assigned to the 99th Infantry Division at Camp Maxey TX. After the war, he was a farmer and welder. He and his wife, Alberta attended many 99th conventions. Other survivors include five children; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Carl R. Nasholm, 85, Portland OR, died Jan. 25, 2011. He was in the ASTP and did basic training at Fort Benning GA. After the war, he was a design engineer. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; two children; and four grandchildren.
Dr. Adam Geyer Jr., 84, M/395, Carolina Shores NC, died July 26, 2010. After the war, he continued his education, earning a BA in Mathematics, MA in Administration and Supervision, and a PhD in Education from Fordham University. He began his career as a high school math teacher, then professor in the Department of Professional Education at William Patterson College in Wayne NJ, from 1968 to 1988. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; six children; and 13 grandchildren.
Donald Wiberg, 85, A/394, Brookfield WI, died March 15, 2010. He had been a member of the 99th Infantry Division Association for 25 years and attended many reunions with his wife, Ella. He and his son, Timothy were part of the Battlefield Tour to Belgium and Germany in 1997. Other survivors include two grandchildren.
Robert O. Miller, 93, S/371, Milan IL, died Dec. 28, 2010. He was 15 when he bought his first truck, building a business that eventually became Robert O. Miller Trucking and Excavating Services, which he operated more than 60 years. He also farmed and owned and operated a coal yard. His primary responsibility during the war was maintaining trucks that carried ammunition to the front lines. He was the recipient of three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his wife, Holly. Survivors include two daughters; and four grandsons.
Donald E. Buck, 88, S/372, Sylvania OH, died Dec. 18, 2010. He was injured near Remagen, Germany. After the war, he worked as an auto mechanic for Ford Motor Company, where he specialized in repairing hard-top convertibles. Survivors include four children; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Richard B. Britton, 85, B/393, Lincoln NE, died Jan. 9, 2011. He received the Bronze Star medal. He was a career Nebraska National Guardsman in Omaha for 25 years and in Lincoln for 10 years. Survivors include his wife, Amy; three children; and four grandchildren.
Newton E. Wells, 86, unit unknown, Greenway AR, died Nov. 18, 2010. He enjoyed reading The Checkerboard.
Frank Sadar, 92, A/372, Cleveland OH, died Nov. 3, 2010. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for action during the Battle of the Bulge. He was employed by Sanymetal Products for 44 years. Survivors include two sons; and five grandchildren.
Richard “Dick” A. Ralston, 90, K/394, Portland OR, died Oct. 21, 2010. He attended the University of Oregon in 1939, and graduated in 1943. He served three years in the U.S. Army. During combat he was a lieutenant and infantry platoon leader. He ended his U.S. Army Reserve duties as a major in 1953. He worked at the Lynch Co., Inc., until his retirement in 1990. He began as a salesman for the firm, which was a heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor. He became vice president and CEO in 1970, and president in 1980. Survivors include his wife, Marianne; five children; and five grandchildren.
Angelo Montrosse, 94, Q/370, Princeton WV, died Oct. 8, 2010. He saw action in Belgium at the Battle of the Bulge where he was wounded. He received a Purple Heart in this action. He returned from the war to continue his construction business he began in 1938. Survivors include a daughter.
Carl Fie Chan, 86, 324th Medical Bn., died Aug. 5, 2009. He was captured on the first day of the Battle of the Bulge and was a POW.
Ronald L. Kraemer, 85, D/394, Carmichael CA, died Nov. 1, 2010. He spent nine years in the U.S. Army, serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Washington State University, then worked for the California Department of Corrections as a corrections counselor for 30 years. He served as a member of the 99th Infantry Division Association board of directors and Archives Committee. He and his wife, Ellen attended many 99th reunions. Other survivors include two daughters; and two grandchildren.
Max Norris, 84, H/395, Sacramento CA, died Nov. 13, 2010. He was with the 99th Infantry Division during World War II and served during the Korean Conflict in 1950-51. He worked at various newspapers in Ohio, Florida, and California before beginning a career at the Sacramento Bee, where he worked for 18 years. He and his wife, Marilyn enjoyed attending the 99th conventions. Other survivors include four children; one stepdaughter; and five grandchildren.