Kellogg World



In Memoriam

Roger A. Stefany ’50 passed away in Middleton, Wis., on Oct. 6, 2013. He was 84 years old.

Born in Fox River Grove, Ill., Roger was raised in Winnetka, Ill. After graduating with a degree in business administration from Northwestern University, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Roger worked as an investment broker in the Chicago area, serving both large and small investors for more than 40 years.
He and his first wife, Suzanne, were active in church and community service until her death in 1989. Roger later married Janice Jourdan. After retiring, Roger and Janice lived in Madison, Wis., and spent time traveling.

In addition to Janice, Roger is survived by two sons: John and his partner, David Odenbach; and Stuart, his wife, Ann, and their daughter, Anya.

Don S. Challed ’54 of Davenport, Iowa, died at the age of 81 on Jan. 24, 2014.

A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Don graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in business administration before beginning a long and distinguished career in the insurance industry with Connecticut Mutual Life in Chicago. In 1957, he moved to Davenport, where he joined Ruhl & Ruhl Insurance, retiring in 1995 as past president and chairman.
Don served on regional and national insurance company councils, including as regional chairman of The Hartford Insurance Group and the Continental Insurance Companies. He was active on the boards of Rotary International and Chamber of Commerce in Davenport.

Don is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Ann; his four daughters: Catherine Ann McPeek and husband, Robert; Caroline Anne Fix and husband, Timothy; Anne Marie Saveraid and husband, Scott; and Elizabeth Mary Polaschek and husband, Joseph; 10 grandchildren; his brother, Dean Challed ’60, and wife, Nancy; and brother-in-law Charles A. Ruhl, Sr.

John P. Corman ’56 of Bryn Mawr, Pa., passed away on June 14, 2013, at the age of 86.

After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in business administration in 1956, John served as a special agent with the FBI. He later held executive sales and marketing positions with both Fortune 500 companies and smaller businesses. His growth at Northwestern firmly fueled his career, and he remained a huge advocate for Kellogg over the years.

John is survived by son Timothy, daughter-in-law Lori Rombold and four grandchildren.

Gregory Smith ’93 of Baltimore, died Nov. 28, 2013, after a battle with cancer. He was 48 years old.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Greg played Division I baseball at Manhattan College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics. After receiving an MBA from Kellogg, he worked at the accounting firm KPMG. In 1996, Greg started Smith Sports International to develop sports facilities and organizations.

Greg headed development of the Baltimore Ravens’ practice facility before becoming chief operating officer of the Maryland Stadium Authority in 2004.

Although Greg left the stadium authority in 2007 to become director of national business development at AccuRecord, he remained active in sports consultancy, including working with minor league hockey and arena football franchises.

Greg is survived by wife Mary Beth, and children Peter, Jack, Peggy and Bridget. He is also survived by brothers Mark and wife, Julia; Stephen and wife, Ann; Christopher and wife, Amy; and Jeremy and wife, Jill; and sisters Denise Smith and husband, Merle Maclsaac; and Amy Luciano and husband Joseph.

David Alan Ward EMP-73 of Naperville, Ill., passed away unexpectedly on April 2, 2013. He was 51 years old.

Born March 6, 1962, in Denver, David graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, before earning an MBA from Kellogg.

In 1984, he joined the Kansas City Federal Reserve in Denver, moving to the Chicago Federal Reserve in 2003. In 2012, David joined State Farm as a bank manager.

David loved scuba diving, cycling, photography and golf, as well as watching his sons play soccer.

David is survived by his wife, Sandra; his sons, Trevor (T.J.) and Jordan; his mother, Mary (Harold) Jones; his stepmother, Paula Ward; and his sister, Diana Ward.