He was the father of Jackie Biljan, Service Center, and Dan Machacek ’81, and the grandfather of Andy Biljan ’11 and Anna Biljan ’16.
He was the father of Roger Weinbrenner, Physical Plant.
He was the grandfather of two current St. Thomas students and the father of two St. Thomas alumni, including staff member James (“Jim”) Gooley ’07 M.B.A., executive development officer in the Development Office.
She was the stepmother of Marie Klein, Opus College of Business.
He was the father of Rachel Wobschall, executive director of Alumni and Constituent Relations.
She was the mother of Tim Silverthorn, Client Services, Information Resources and Technologies.
He was the husband of Deb Cornell ’93, a retired St. Thomas employee, and the father of David Cornell ’95.
She was the mother of Mallory Burnham, a senior at St. Thomas, and Davis Burnham, a senior at Eastview High School in Apple Valley.
He served in the U.S. Army’s Third Ranger Battalion during WW II, was wounded and recovered in Sicily, converted to Catholicism, and was a longtime professor of philosophy at St. Thomas. He retired in 1990.
A program of tribute and reflection, followed by a reception, will be held 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in The Gallery, Anderson Student Center.
She was the mother of Professor Emerita Trudi Taylor, College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.