RE: [Histonet] Kermit Groothuis Memorial Scholarship

From:"Jasper, Thomas G."

Dear Vicki and friends of Kermit,

I am saddened to hear that Kermit has passed away.  I first met Kermit about
20 years ago in Madison.  You knew immediately that he was a good soul.  As
I moved on in my career I lost track of Kermit and then began running into
him at NSH conventions.  I last saw him in Louisville and he always
genuinely glad to see you.  It probably didn't hurt any that I was/am a
die-hard Badger fan.  I'm glad that Bucky showed up at his retirement.
Although I was not a close acquaintance I certainly feel fortunate to have
known Kermit.  Perhaps (Vicki) you would pass my condolences to his family.
Kermit really was one of the "good guys".
Thank you, 

Thomas Jasper HT(ASCP)BAS
Anatomic Pathology Coordinator
SMDC Clinical Laboratory
Duluth, MN

-----Original Message-----
From: Vicki Kalscheur []
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 1:17 PM
To: Histonet Discussion
Subject: [Histonet] Kermit Groothuis Memorial Scholarship

Kermit Groothuis Honored at Retirement Reception


Kermit Groothuis, an 18-year veteran at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Veterinary Medicine, retired from his position in histopathology
in August.  Even Bucky Badger, the University of Wisconsin mascot, came to
share in the celebration.  Over the years, Kermit made numerous friends at
the SVM as well as state and national histology forums.  In recognition, for
his service, the Wisconsin Histotechnology Society and the National Society
for Histotechnology, as well as colleagues from his labs purchased several
SVM tiles in his name, honoring his many contributions.  These tiles have
been installed in front of the University of Wisconsin - School of
Veterinary Medicine.  A good time was had by all at the retirement


Regretfully, our friend and colleague, Kermit B. Groothuis, (HT. ASCP.), 64
years young, passed away after a short bout with cancer.  A lover of all
sports, he refereed team sports and worked UW football and basketball games,
and was also active in the Boy Scouts.  He enjoyed all people and was a
friend to all.  Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Mary, and
family members.


Kermit B. Groothuis

September 25, 1939-September 21, 2004

God Bless


For interested parties, colleagues and friends: 


A Kermit Groothuis Memorial Scholarship is being established, for a
veterinary student, to be awarded, each year at a graduation banquet.  If
you wish to contribute make checks payable to: University of Wisconsin
Foundation.  Mail to Att: Nancy J Nelson, School of Veterinary Medicine,
2015 Linden Dr. Madison, WI 53706.  Or visit to give
online.  Please specify the Kermit Groothuis Memorial Scholarship.   

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