Friends We Will Miss


Patrick John Bray ‘84 ,Marquette, passed away on November 30, 2021. After graduation from high school in 1980, Pat attended Lake Superior State University then transferred to Central Michigan University.

Raymond James Ellsworth ‘83 ,Alpena, passed away on December 12, 2021. . He was a graduate of Alpena High School and went on to college at Lake Superior State University to obtain his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Clifford  Ervick ‘71, Au Train, Passed away on January 10, 2022. after a lengthy battle with esophageal cancer resulted in a draw. liff graduated from Midland High School in 1971, and went on to study Biology at Lake Superior State where he met his life long partner and wife of 48 years, Danon (née Anthony) Ervick 

Thomas George Galbraith ‘90 ,Mio, passed away on March 1, 2022. He graduated with a bachelor’s in business from Lake Superior State University.

William Robert Gregory, Stoughton, WI, passed away on November 17, 2021. Bill was a friend of Lake Superior State University and generations of past LSSU presidents, faculty, staff and the hockey program. 

Karen Carlene Heller ‘97, Durham, NC, passed away on April 14, 2021. KC received a degree of Associate in Arts from Alpena Community College in 1994, and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Lake Superior State University in 1997. 

Todd Lawrence Leveille ‘92, Port Huron, passed away on December 9, 2021. Mr. Leveille was graduated in 1986 from LaSalle High School in St. Ignace. He was then graduated from Lake Superior State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. 

Corydon Lynn Somes ’67, Cross Plains, WI, passed away on March 21, 2022.He graduated from Soo High in 1963 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1967 from Lake Superior State College (now University). He served on the Board of Control of Lake Superior State College from 1970 until 1985. He was chairman of the board for two years. He was also honored to be named the 1987 Outstanding Alumni of the College, speaking at the spring commencement that year.

Jennifer E. “Jen” Veum ‘00,  Brimley, passed away on March 8, 2022. Jen graduated from Sault High in the class of 1991, and then attended her undergraduate studies at Lake State University and finishing her graduate studies and receiving her degrees at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids.

Thomas James Wiley ‘72, Fort Smith, AR, passed away on December 26, 2021. Jim played two season in his hometown for the Soo Greyhounds before moving on to play at Lake Superior State and helping the team win a National Championship. He was inducted into the Sault Ste. Marie Hall of Fame in 2017 in the Player Category as well as inducted into the Lake Superior State Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997 and again in 2001 for the 1971-1972 NAIA National Championship team.

LSSU Alumni Insurance Program

Did you know that the LSSU Alumni Association sponsors an Alumni Insurance Program as a service to our graduates? The program offers a variety of attractively priced insurance products, most of which are available to alumni, students, faculty and staff, as well as their spouses, domestic partners, parents, children, and siblings.

Life Insurance

Long-term protection with great rates and fantastic features. Coverage is available from $10,000 to $50 million.

Travel Insurance

Travel Medical and Trip Protection coverage is available for individuals or groups, for personal or business travel.

Long Term Care Insurance

Protect your assets from serious erosion while allowing access to quality care in the most appropriate and desirable setting.

Pet Insurance

Simple, customizable dog and cat insurance plans are available.

Special Event Insurance

Liability coverage up to $2 million is available for events lasting from a few hours to as much as 10 days.

Dental Insurance

COMING SOON Family dental coverage that provides a national network of dentists, online enrollment, and travels with you to any employer

ID Theft Protection

NEW! Protect yourself and your family against identity theft with a comprehensive solution you can count on.

Small Business Insurance

NEW! We offer an all-in-one simple solution that includes a selection of plans, employee enrollment, and ongoing administration.

Advisory Services

A licensed insurance professional is available, at no charge, to answer questions and provide customized guidance.

For more information visit Meyer and Associates or contact our Meyer and Associates program administrator at 1(800) 635-7801.