Duane & Dorothy Touslee*

Duane & Dorothy Touslee*

donor plaque

The late Duane Touslee was born on July 25, 1926, in Levant, Kan. Duane was a 1944 graduate of Colby High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Kansas Wesleyan in 1951. He was a tax examiner for the State of Kansas for 43 years. He served in the U.S. Army (1945-46), stationed in Japan. On May 21, 1972, he married the late Dorothy Porter, ba '40, in Topeka. Dorothy was born in Topeka on August 6, 1915. She graduated from Topeka High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Washburn in English in 1940.  While at Washburn, she was a member of the Independent Student Association. Dorothy worked at Washburn for nearly fifty years serving as secretary to the vice president of academic affairs, retiring in 1968. She passed away June 28, 1997. Duane moved to Garden City in 2005 to be closer to his family. Duane passed away in December of 2009.