Obit: Boylan, Kenneth W. (1901 – 1978)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Boylan, Jensen, Collins

----Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 18 Jan 1978

Boylan, Kenneth W. (30 Jun 1901 – 15 Jan 1978)

Services for Kenneth W. Boylan, 76, retired mathematics professor at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church here. Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

Boylan died Sunday, January 15, 1978 at St. Michael’s Hospital after a long illness.

He had been on the university faculty from 1947 to 1971, during which time he served 11 years as chairman of the mathematics department. After his retirement, a scholarship program was established in his name to annually recognize the top upper and lower class mathematics majors on campus.

His 47 year teaching career included a stint from 1945 to 1947 at Michigan Technological University in Houghton. and from 1924 to 1945 at Marshfield Senior High School, where one of his students was Melvin R. Laird, who became a congressman and later member of President Nixon’s cabinet.

Born June 30, 1901, in Thorp, he came to the UW-Stevens Point in 1920 as a student and took courses from Professor Joseph V. Collins, founder of the school’s mathematics department. He also studied at the University of Minnesota, which he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s, and at the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University.

Survivors are his wife, Marie, one son, Dr. William Boylan, a dentist, one daughter, Miss Patricia Boylan, and two grandchildren, all of Stevens Point, and one sister, Mrs. George Jensen, Flossmoor, Illinois.



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