University of Nebraska
 College of Dentistry
Class of 1969
Lincoln, Nebraska 


Michael D. Allen

Steven F. Anderson

R. Kent Banta

Wayne W. Barkmeier

Arthur D. Bourne, Jr.

Charles E. Clement

Roger K. Curry

Charles R. Decker

Michael J. Delio

Bruce N. Eddy

Richard E. Engel

Richard R. Gartner, Jr.

Richard L. Graham

William W. Graves

Leland J. Hoepfinger

John J. Keller

Allan T. Kestner

John C. Langfeldt

Paul A. Lepard

William D. Logan

Gary W. May

Larry L. McClean

Richard W. Metcalfe

Richard E. Morris

David R. Neumeister

Clifton A. Novy

Raymond L. Price

Paul H. Readhead

George H. Schlothauer

John N. Slice

Joseph P. Sokol

James K. States

Don L. Theophilus.

Allen L. Thomsen

Thom S. Van Boskirk

Adrian L. Wolfe
John F. Wupper


University of Nebraska College of Dentistry
Class of 1969

40th Year Reunion

In remembrance

Dr. Clifton Alan Novy

Clifton Alan Novy, D.D.S., a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry, died on Wednesday July 2, 1969 at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, NE from injuries suffered in a boating accident. Dr. Novy was born July, 8, 1944 and was 24 years old at the time of his death. He was injured on Tuesday evening, July 1st, when he struck a rock while being pulled in an innertube by a boat at a private lake north of Ashland, NE.

Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Wahoo, NE on Saturday July 5th with the Reverend Walter G. Millett officiating. Burial was in the Sunrise Cemetery in Wahoo.

Dr. Novy is survived by his wife, Ann; his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Novy of Wahoo; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton H. Roberts, also of Wahoo.



Dr. Allan T. Kestner

Allan T. Kestner, D.D.S., age 59, resident of County Route 45, died Sunday, July 25, 1999 at his home.  Dr. Kestner was born in New Kensington, PA and has resided in the Fulton, NY area for the past several years. He maintained his office of general dentistry at 270 Park Street in Fulton from 1989 until he became ill.

After graduation from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1969, he was a Colonel in the United States Army Dental Corps, with assignments at the Pentagon in Washington, DC and at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. He completed a two-year general dentistry residency in the Army and also a master's degree in dentistry in 1997. Dr. Kestner was Diplomate of the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association and the Oswego County Dental Society.

He was a member of the Fulton Rotary Club, a member of Girl Scouts of America, he sponsored Brownie Troop 101 in Fulton and was a member of Terry's Texas Rangers Block Powder Club in Fulton.

Surviving are his wife Donna West Kestner of Fulton; three daughters, Jean Kestner Reed of Lakewood, CO, Rachel West Kestner, and Amber West Kestner at home; two sisters, Roberta Lake of Hanover, PA and Carol Jean Kestner of Portland, OR.

Funeral service were held at the Young & Son Funeral Home. Burial was in the Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton.





Dr. William Dee Logan

William D. Logan, D.D.S. of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Norfolk, Nebraska, died at the age of 61 on September 8, 2007 in Bradenton. Florida. He was the son of Richard and Hermina (Bauer) Logan and was born October 1, 1945, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The family moved to Nebraska City in 1955 and Bill graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1963. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1969.

Dr. Logan was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy and served on the USS Prairie from 1969-1971. Dr. Logan and his family moved to Norfolk in 1971, where he practiced dentistry for 32 years. He brightened the smiles of many patients and will be greatly missed.

On July 14, 1984, Dr. Logan married Pamela K. Peterson in Arlington, VA. The couple made their home in Sarasota, Florida, where they loved walking on the beach and soaking up the sun.

Bill had a wonderful sense of humor, quick wit, enjoyed cooking, singing in the choir, traveling to exotic places, and spending time with family and friends. His hobbies included model trains and his love of his 1937 Packards.

Dr. Logan was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Norfolk and the First United Methodist Church of Sarasota. He was active in various professional organizations.

Dr. Logan is survived by his wife, Pamela of Sarasota, Florida; son Jon Andrew Logan, daughter-in-law Amy and grandson Nicholas Andrew Logan, born August 17, 2007, of Tifton, Georgia; brother Robert and wife Rita Logan of Gulf Shores, Alabama; other children Stacey Riggins Horton, son-in-law Marc Horton, Scott Riggins of Collinsville, Illinois; grandchildren Miles Horton, Reid Horton and Ava Horton of Edwardsville, Illinois.

Dr. Logan was preceded in death by his parents; wife DaLetta "DeDe" and their son, Mark W. Logan in 1983.

Visitation was from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday September 13th, at the Home for Funerals in Norfolk. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 14th at the First United Methodist Church and burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644.



Dr. Charles R. Decker



Dr. Charles Evans Clement

Charles Evans Clement, D.D.S., presently in a foursome with Jesus, Payne Stewart and Bobbly Jones, died during surgery in Denver, CO on July 7, 2009.

He will be dearly missed by his wife Brenda, his children Suzanne, Tom, Kim, Mark; four grandchildren; and his mother Jeannette.



Dr. Paul A. Lepard

Paul A. Lepard, D.D.S., age 68, of Lincoln, NE died October 18, 2012.

Dr. Lepard was born July 21, 1944 to Ransom and Florence Kreis in La Crosse, WI. Paul grew up in Alliance, NE, graduating in 1962. He attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and the Nebraska  College of Dentistry, graduating in 1969. He served three years in the United States Public Health Service and was Chief Dental Officer in Marion, IL at the Maximum Security Penitentiary. He married Janet Chamberlin in 1967.

He practiced dentistry for 36 years in Fremont and Lincoln. He taught at UNL College of Dentistry for several years. He retired from dentistry in 2005 to pursue a career in ministry and served St. Mark's United Methodist Church for five years to minister to the people he loved. He volunteered for Horisun and Tabitha Hospice.

Survivors include his wife Jan of Lincoln; son Kent (Beth) Lepard of St. Charles, IL; daughter, Jennifer (Aaron) Hilkemann of Lincoln; grandchildren, Andrew and Kate Lepard, Bailey, Crystal and Elizabeth Fortune.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David; precious mother and father-in-law, Les and Edna Chamberlin.

A celebration of life was held on Monday, October 22, 2012 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church with Pastor Wayne Alloway officiating. Inurnment was at Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, NE.



Dr. Adrian L. Wolfe

Adrian L. Wolfe, D.D.S. was born November 17, 1937 and passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday, September 1, 2013. Adrian was a resident of Allenspark, Colorado. A memorial service was held at the Allenspark Community Center on Friday, September 27th.

From his youngest granddaughter, Emily Wolfe:

From the love of chocolate, to his talent as a Dentist, Adrian L. Wolfe, better know as Chief, was the best Grandpa anyone could ask for. Heaven gained a wonderful soul when he passed away the afternoon of September 1, 2013 with his family in their home in Allenspark, Colorado.

He was in love with his wife Vera from day one. They were high school sweethearts and you could feel the power of love whenever near them. They both did a wonderful job of raising their two children (son) Chris and (daughter) Brenda and were always involved with family activities and hosting the party. Chris and his wife Shannon are the parents of Adrian's granddaughters Tana and Emily, and he stayed involved in their every move. He always had to have updates on how school was and anything new that was going on with the girls whenever he saw or spoke to them. Brenda and her husband Earl have the most grand-pets. They live in Colorado Springs, but make it up to see the family any chance the get. Chief's sister Linda and her husband Rollie live in Arizona, but are always a part of family celebrations and holidays. His opinionated, wise, and beautiful spirit will be carried on by his family and friends.

Colorado came into the picture after retiring from his dental practice in Carpentaria. He managed to talk his way into so many hearts in California, but also around Allenspark and the Estes Park area since they moved here in 1994. Spending most of his early years of retirement working for his son, it was apparent that Adrian was not going to stop working. He was a member of the Allenspark Fireboard and Area Club, and helped out at the Hilltop Guild whenever called upon. He did all of this along with all the little hobbies around the house. Restoring cars and bikes, making jewelry, and if you were on his email list you know there was a lot of time dedicated to the computer. He was also a man that loved to go hunting, fishing and camping whenever possible.

I will forever love my Poppy and he will be missed by more than just family, but by all the hearts he touched and those faces he put smiles on. And whenever there is a tequila tonic being sipped on, a toast will go out to him. From Adrian the legend himself, "It's been a great ride and know if there is a Heaven and any of you actually make it, I'll be watching for you."



Dr. John C. Langfeldt

Dr. John Carl Langfeldt died early Friday morning, December 3, 2021, of  complications related to cancer, two weeks after his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Ursula, also departed. He was at his residence at the Eastview at Middlebury Retirement Community with his children by his side and under the care of Addison County Home & Health Hospice and the MeadowSweet nursing team.

John was born on March 9, 1944, in the Bronx, NY, to Dorothy Nagle Langfeldt and Dr. Carl Langfeldt, DDS.  At the time of John's birth, his father was stationed in England with the U.S. Army awaiting the imminent invasion of Europe. As an infant, John lived with his mother and aunt in New York City before heading to McCook, Nebraska, where his family settled after the war's conclusion. Ray opened a dental practice and Dorothy was a home maker and mother to John and his older brother and best friend, Gene, and his two much-loved younger sisters, Mari and Cathy. John went to St. Patrick Catholic elementary school, followed by McCook High School, where he was student council president during his senior year and lettered on the football team. He graduated in 1962.

John then attended the University of Nebraska, where he earned both his undergraduate and dental school degree. It was in dental school that he made a number of lifelong friends that bestowed upon him the nickname "Zeus".

Upon gradating with his doctorate of dental surgery degree in 1969, John immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He attended officer candidate school at Parris Island, SC, a formative experience that earned his commission as a second lieutenant before shipping out for Okinawa, Japan.

Returning stateside in 1971, John was assigned to Naval Station Newport, RI. Soon after arriving,  a friend of his set him up on a blind date with a young nurse that would become his lifelong love, Ursula Carney. Following a quick courtship and engagement, they were married in West Roxbury, MA, in June 1972, and shortly thereafter moved to Middlebury, VT.

A devout believer in civic duty, John served on a variety of boards over the years, including as president of the Vermont State Dental Society, president of the Frog Hollow State Craft Center, board member of the Eastview at Middlebury Retirement Community (where, later in life, he and Ursula resided), and appointee by governor Jim Douglas to the Vermont State Board of Dental Examiners, which he chaired. John also volunteered for decades with the Special Olympics, served on the Ilsley Public Library fundraising committee, painted the M on the 50-yard line before very Middlebury Union High School home football game (even for years after his children had graduated), donated blood on a monthly basis, and was an early and enduring proponent of Vermont's Dr. Dynasaur free pediatric dental care program.

John's sense of humor can favorably be described as "unique," and he was never at a loss for words or a wisecrack in order to elicit a smile and chuckle from a friend, patient, colleague, nurse, grandchild or virtually anyone within earshot. He delighted in making others laugh or, at least, smile. As a dentist, Dr. Langfeldt was highly respected by peers and patients alike, and his office staff became like a second family to him; their tenures measured in decades, not years.

If John's vocation was dentistry, his avocation was undoubtedly the outdoors and, more specifically, hunting. He spent his adolescence stalking the prairies and high plains of Nebraska with his father and brother. Upon arrival in Vermont in the early 1970s, he transitioned easily to eastern partridge, duck and goose hunting with his always poorly trained but loyal and energetic Brittany spaniels and Labradors. In the Green Mountains, he also found a new love of deer hunting, particularly after joining the close-knit and gregarious Camp Manhattan. For the rest of his life, he looked forward to those two weeks in November all year long. He remained a proud Nebraskan and westerner throughout his life, but the Green Mountains became just as much a part of his DNA after half a century in Vermont.

Family meant everything to John. He and Ursula succeeded in raising three children, Carl, Evan and Gretchen, to be as close with one another as they remained with their own treasured siblings. Despite John's work schedule, their kids cannot remember a game that he missed throughout many years of athletic competition. He was always there, cheering loudly from the stands or sidelines, home or away, or recording video for the coaches' later use. His children will always remember him as a larger-than-life personality, generous, optimistic and intelligent - a voracious reader, full of wit and laughter, and a dedicated, supportive and loving husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather. His adage of "Happy day!" will echo in their ears and memories for the rest of their lives. 

John was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ursula Carney Langfeldt; his parents, Dr. Ray C. Langfeldt and Dorothy N. Langfeldt; and his brother Gene Langfeldt, sister-in-law Carol Ann Langfeldt and niece Jessica Langfeldt Haverkate. He is survived by his sons, Carl (Amanda) and Evan (Elizabeth), and his daughter Gretchen; and his grandchildren, Harper and Rowan Langfeldt of Laguna Niguel, CA, and Louisa Langfeldt of Charlotte, VT. He is also survived by his sisters, Cathy (Mark) and Mari (Bill); and his 17 nieces and nephews; as well as much-loved in-laws, cousins and so many friends. John was one of a kind and will be greatly missed.

While heartbroken to lose both John and Ursula in quick succession, their three children, family and friends are comforted by the knowledge that they were quickly reunited and will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in one's arms this coming June. There are too many people to thank here for their loving help and care over these last few years, but we would particularly like to express our gratitude to the skilled caregivers at Porter Medical Center, Middlebury Regional EMS, Eastview at Middlebury Retirement Community and Addison County Home Health & Hospice. Throughout his cancer journey, Dad never lost his sense of humor or quick wit, and we are grateful to all of his health care providers for both tolerating it and giving it right back, to his great joy.

A joint service for Dr. John and Ursula Langfeldt was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Middlebury.



Dr. Arthur D. Bourne

Arthur D. Bourne, D.D.S. (Art), 83, beloved husband of Anita, passed away peacefully, Thursday, May 5th, 2022 at home with loved ones at his side.

Art was born on July 16, 1938 to Arthur D. and Ruth (Tressler) Bourne Sr. in Denver, Colorado. He was raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1956 and then graduated from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy in 1962.

He then joined the Air Force in 1962 and was assigned at a hospital pharmacy. At his discharge in 1965, he entered the University of Nebraska School of Dentistry, and upon graduation, he moved to Dover, New Hampshire to begin his career as a Dentist and did so until his retirement.

After his retirement, Art and Anita divided their time between their residence in York, Maine and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, which he felt was the best of both worlds.

Art will be remembered as a kind and gentle man with a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed traveling with Anita and their friends, both in the U.S. and abroad. Tennis was his favorite past time, which he enjoyed with friends, and in retirement planning meals and cooking became his hobby.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Anita V. (Boulanger) Bourne, his son Daniel and wife Catherine, and their children Jack and Jonathan, son David and his wife Melissa and their daughter Charlie June, son Thomas and his wife Parveen and their children Uma and Maya, son Michael and partner Kristin, his step-daughter Julie Cifrino and husband Thomas and children Thomas Jr., John, and Eleanor, step-son James F. Grimes Jr. and step-son Jonathan Grimes

Art loved and was devoted to Anita and his family, and they loved, admired and respected him.




University of Nebraska - College of Dentistry - Bulletin