Nyhus Paul Luther Nyhus, 70, former Bowdoin College Dean of Students and Dean of the College, and Frank Andrew Munsey Professor of History Emeritus, died at his home in Brunswick, Maine on August 17, after the diagnosis of brain cancer in November. He received his undergraduate degree from Augsburg College in 1957, his bachelor of sacred theology degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1961 and, in 1967, his Ph.D. in History from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He was the author of scholarly reviews, articles, and books, including "Reform and Revolution: Franciscans in South German 1450-1530," Published by the American Philosophical Society. He is survived by his wife, Katharine Johnson Watson, whom he married in 1983; his daughter Katharine Ellen Nyhus and her husband, Christopher Cutroneo, of Manhattan, Beach, California, his daughter Karen Ida Nyhus and her husband, David Mustart, of San Francisco; and his daughter Kristina Victoria Rotach and her husband, William, and their sons Carlton and Franklin of Columbus, Ohio; his step-mother Bernice Nyhus of Cumberland, Wisconsin; his brother, Edward Nyhus, and his wife, Winnifred, of Minneapolis, and their four children Philip of Waterville, Maine, Mark of Los Angeles, Linda and Susan of Minneapolis, and by his former wife and mother of his daughters, Ellen Crocker of Bethel, Maine. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 10:30 AM in the Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick, Maine. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to the Paul L. Nyhus Travel Grants Fund, 4100 College Station, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011.

Published on August 21, 2005


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