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Retired CVM Professor Passes On

Dr. Bruce David Rosenquist

Retired MU College of Veterinary Medicine professor Dr. Bruce David Rosenquist of Isabella, Mo., died Oct. 29, 2011, at the age of 77.

He was born on June 19, 1934, to Godfrey Carter and Selma Reller Rosenquist in Chicago, Ill. He married Annette Dorothy Jagor on July 7, 1956, in Chicago. After graduating first in his class from the Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1958, he was appointed as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (CDC) in Atlanta, Ga., and also in Haddonfield, N.J., having served two years as an epidemic intelligence officer.

From 1960 to 1964, Dr. Rosenquist was in private practice in Morton Grove and Skokie, Ill. He then returned to school to further his education, attending the University of Missouri from 1964 to 1968 and earning both a master of science and doctorate in veterinary microbiology. From 1973 to 1992 he served as a professor of microbiology and virology at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. He and his wife moved to Isabella in 1992 following his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Annette, son, Eric, of Columbia, Mo., daughter, Jill, of Mountain Home, Ark., and two brothers, Dr. Russell Rosenquist of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Dr. Robert Rosenquist of Lamoille, Nevada.

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