Howard J. Braun
Howard J. Braun, former assistant basketball coach, died Jan. 9 at Covenant
Medical Center, Urbana. He was 83.

Braun graduated from the UI in 1936. He won six varsity letters in tennis
and basketball at the UI and was a member of the I Men's Club.

He was the assistant basketball coach from 1937 to 1967 with a break from
1942 to 1946, when he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He began working in public relations at the Commercial Bank of Champaign in
1967. He also was president of Worden-Martin Leasing from 1967 to 1977.

He was the pro golf manager at Lincolnshire Fields golf course in
Champaign. He taught golf at the UI and entered and promoted local events.

Survivors include his wife, Sancy; a daughter; a son; six grandchildren;
and four brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Howie Braun Athletic Scholarship
Fund, in care of the UI Foundation, Harker Hall. The fund was established
in his name by former UI basketball players whom Braun coached.

Burdette C. Breidenstein
Burdette C. Breidenstein, former head of the meat technology division, died
Jan. 13 at Oklahoma City. He was 69.

Breidenstein earned bachelor's and master's degrees in animal science from
the University of Wisconsin and a doctoral degree from the UI in meat

He also was a vice president for Wilson Foods and a senior vice president
with the National Livestock and Meat Board. He was an adviser to the Joint
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States/World Health
Organization and Food Standards Program Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Breidenstein also was a member ofthe U.S. delegation to the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Intergovernmental Group on

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; two daughters; a son; four
grandchildren; his mother; seven brothers; and three sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Resource Center at
Mercy Hospital, 4300 Memorial Road, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73120, or the
Graystone Presbyterian Church, 8300 Graystone, Oklahoma City Okla. 73120.

Thomas J. Dolan
Thomas J. Dolan, professor emeritus and former had of the department of
theoretical and applied mechanics, died Jan. 10 at Fairfax, Va. He was 89.

Dolan earned a bachelor's degree from the UI in civil engineering in 1929
and a master's degree in 1932.

His research focused on hydraulics, structures, concrete and fatigue of
metals and began to take advantage of Polaroid sheets that were making
photoelasticity an important stress-analysis technique.

He was a reserve officer in the U.S. Army during World War II and was
assigned to Ordnance Corps production at the Watertown Arsenal in

After the war, Dolan returned to the fatigue laboratory at the UI. He was
head of the theoretical and applied mechanics department from 1952 to 1970.
He retired in 1973.

He conducted and supervised research projects for the U.S. Army, Navy and
Air Force and for the Welding Research Council. He served on committees of
the National Science Foundation, National Materials Advisory Board, U.S.
National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Rock Island
Arsenal, Army Mechanics and Materials Research Center and several
professional engineering societies.

In 1952, he received the R. L. Templin Award from the American Society for
Testing and Materials and in 1954 was awarded the society's Dudley Medal
for new and useful methods of testing. In 1974, he was presented the UIUC
Alumni Honor Award for distinguished service in engineering. He received
the American Society of Mechanical Engineering Nadai Award in 1984 for
continuing contributions to the advancement of knowledge of metal fatigue
and failure analysis and for leadership in developing engineering
procedures and standards to assure safe and reliable products, machines and

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son; a daughter; six grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the UI Foundation for use in
furthering teaching and research programs of the department of theoretical
and applied mechanics.

William I. Goodman
A memorial service for William I. Goodman, professor emeritus of urban
planning, will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Hillel Foundation, 503 E.
John St., Champaign. Goodman died Dec. 23 at his home in Urbana. He was 76.

Goodman graduated from Wayne State University, Detroit, in 1942. He
received a master's degree in public administration from Wayne State and a
master's degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of

He worked for the Detroit Planning Commission and then was an assistant
professor of city planning at Harvard University from 1953 to 1956.

Goodman began teaching at the UI in 1956 and served as chairman of the
department of urban planning from 1965 to 1971. He retired as a professor
emeritus in 1988.

He wrote the textbook "Principles and Practice of Urban Planning," as well
as numerous articles in professional journals. He was a Fulbright scholar
in England in 1962 and received a merit award from the American Institute
of Planners in 1969.

He was appointed director of the Office of Urban Transportation Systems in
the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., in 1971 and
served as director for two years. He served as president of the Collegiate
Schools of Planning from 1970 to 1971.

Goodman continued to work as a consultant to the Department of
Transportation, as well as to the Costa Rican and Iranian governments and
numerous U.S. states.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl, and two daughters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Yiddish Book Center, 48
Woodbridge St., South Hadley, Mass. 01075.

Arden Grotelueschen
Arden Grotelueschen, professor emeritus of education, died Dec. 31 at his
home in rural Oakland. He was 55.

Grotelueschen owned Grotelueschen Associates, a professional education
consulting firm in Champaign, and the Berry Patch Paint Horse Farm.

He received a doctoral degree in educational psychology from the University
of Nebraska.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; his mother; two sons; four daughters;
two sisters; and six grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Charleston.

William L. Hull
William L. Hull, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, died Jan. 14
at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was 82.

Hull earned a bachelor's degree from the Univeristy of Colorado in 1935 and
a master's degree from Purdue University. He completed his education at the
Chrysler Institute of Engineering.

He bagan a teaching career at the University of Colorado and came to the UI
in 1947. In 1949, he was promoted to director of the Internal Combusion
Engine Laboratory. He retired from the UI in1978.

In addition to teaching and research at the UI, he provided instruction on
diesel engines at the Caterpillar Tractor Co. at Peoria for many years.

He was a member of the American Society for Engineering Education. He also
was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, for which he served as
a member of the national board of directosr, chairman of the Central
Illinois section and a member of the Central Illinois Section board of

Hull received the Arch T. Caldwell Merit Award from the Society of
Automotive Engineers and was elected a fellow in the society.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine; a daughter; a son; and four

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Urbana.

Edna Lyons
Edna Lyons, retired food service worker, died Dec. 8 at Carle Foundation
Hospital, Urbana. She was 73.

Lyons worked at the UI from 1949 to 1986.

Survivors include three sons, a daughter, three brothers, two sisters, four
grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Living God
Recreation Center.

Lucille Redding
Lucille Redding, a retired building service worker, died Jan. 2 at Carle
Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Redding worked for the UI for 40 years.

Survivors include her husband, Cecil; a daughter; a sister; a
granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Living Hope Foursquare Church, Urbana.

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