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Harold A. Baker '56


Judge Harold A. Baker, 93, of Champaign died Monday, September 18, 2023, at home with his wife of 72 years, Dorothy, and their three children by his side.

Ronald Mottaz '56

Ron Mottaz passed away on March 23, 2021 in Alton, Ill.

John R. Luedtke '56

John R. Luedtke passed away on March 30, 2020.

Norman Olson Jr. '56

Norman Olson died May 16, 2018 in Glenview, IL. Norman practiced law in Chicago for nearly 50 years, about half of that as a founding partner of firms with his name on the door, including what is now Olson, Grabill & Flitcraft in Northbrook. Olson’s work there focused not on litigation but on what longtime partner Gregg Flitcraft called transactional work, estate planning and estate administration. For many years, he also provided legal counsel for several area park districts. Olson’s approach to his legal work was simple, Flitcraft said. “He was a very good lawyer who really cared about his clients and tried to do the right thing whether it was the most financially rewarding for the firm or not.”