Lloyd Allen (NICO), February 2, Manitowoc, WI. Lloyd enlisted in the Army Air Corps on July 6, 1942. After basic training, he was sent to his base in Kimbolton, England.
After the War, Lloyd followed in his father’s footsteps and became a Doctor of Optometry. He attended the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He opened his practice in Kewaunee, WI.
Alan H Stone (NICO), April 28, Seattle, WA.
Alan attended the University of Illinois, and graduated with a degree of Doctor of Optometry from Northern Illinois College of Optometry.
In late 1951 he was drafted into the army and trained at Fort Breckenridge, Kentucky.
Alan had a deep commitment to the community where he lived. He was an active member of Lions International. He served on the board of Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing, Red Cross and Congregation Beth Israel in Bellingham. He was a member of Optometric Physicians of Washington, American Optometric Association, SightLife and was honored several times for his work.
Laurence S. Chadwick, February 17, Galesburg, IL. Larry sat on the board of several organizations and served as President for many of them. He was an active member of the Salvation Army, the First United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club, Galesburg Jaycees, Toastmasters, Soangetaha Country Club, Illinois Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.
Paul Langehough, February 17, Iowa City, IA. Paul attended the University of Iowa and was a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry. Paul served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. On June 12, 1957 Paul married Ruth Guenther in Eldora, Iowa. They moved to Iowa City in 1958 where Paul joined the optometric practice of Drs. James and Philip Hottel. He became a partner and the practice grew into Eye Associates of Iowa City, where he practiced for nearly 40 years.
Steven Spencer, January 30, Yuma, AZ.
Thomas Wennerberg, January 12, 2021, LaGrange, IL. Thomas was a beloved optometrist to many clients in the La Grange, Illinois area and was known for his awards designated by the Chicago Cornea Consultants and was an Optometric Clinical Affiliate. He was a lover of the arts, especially the Theatre of Western Springs where he was actively involved. Dr. Wennerberg was a friend to all and could find a friend in any city he travelled to. He was especially fond of his friends in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and considered them to be his second family.
Andrea Stein, March 2, 2022, Skokie, IL. Dr. Andrea J. Stein, a native of Chicago, began her studies at Drake University where she was granted early admission into the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO). At ICO, she obtained two degrees: a Bachelor’s of Science in Visual Science as well as her Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Stein started her career in the Navy where she served for 8 years; 2 ½ years were in Naples, Italy. Upon her return, she practiced Optometry in a multi-disciplinary setting for 10 years. Dr. Stein opened her own Optometry practice, Eye See Ravenswood.
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The following abbreviations denote predecessor names of the Illinois College of Optometry.
NICO: Northern Illinois College of Optometry
CCO: Chicago College of Optometry
MCO: Monroe College of Optometry