In Memoriam

By Peggy Bolstetter | Spring 2017

Herman Kriegshauser (BS, Commerce ’54) passed away on Dec. 31, 2016. He was a funeral home magnate and business leader in the St. Louis area. In 1974, Kriegshauser took over the reins of a fledgling high school hockey league and guided it into what is now the Mid-States Club Hockey Association (MSCHA). He served as MSCHA president from 1974 to 1984 and held president emeritus status until his death. Kriegshauser, who was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche, is survived by his children and grandchildren.

Richard P. “Dick” Quillin (BS, Commerce ’56) passed away on May 6, 2016. Quillin lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for most of his adult life, working in sales at IBM and Harding Dahm. He was a member and volunteer of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church for more than 50 years and was known for his sense of humor and living life to the fullest. Quillin was an avid golfer, enjoyed traveling, and spending time with family and friends. He is survived are his wife of 59 years, Mary, his three sons and six grandchildren.

James Mark Olin (BS, Commerce ’56) died peacefully on Aug. 24, 2016, with his wife, Nan, by his side. Olin was born on the family farm in Alexis, Illinois. He attended a one-room schoolhouse for eight grades. Following graduation from Notre Dame, Olin enlisted in the Navy and served as an officer in the supply corps. He earned the rank of lieutenant by the time of his discharge in 1960. He had a 48-year career as an investment adviser and broker. Olin is survived by his wife, daughters and 10 grandchildren.

James Edward Baldinger (BS, Commerce ’56) passed away on Jan. 14, 2017. Following his graduation from Notre Dame, Baldinger served as a captain in the United States Air Force as a pilot. His career in flying continued at Pan American and United Airlines. In retirement, Baldinger dedicated more than 20 years to the Humane Society in Marietta, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Alayne Catherine Kollar, five children and his brother Charles (Chuck). He was also a proud grandfather.


Thomas Gregory Strachota (MARK ’75), passed away on Nov. 21, 2016, following a sudden heart attack. Strachota began his career working in his family’s business, Dairyland Seed, alongside his parents. He served as CEO for more than 20 years and his leadership helped Dairyland Seed become a world-class plant breeding organization.

Throughout his career, Strachota was involved in various leadership roles within the seed industry and the American Seed Trade Association. He was an emeritus member of the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agriculture and Life Science’s Board of Visitors, and in 2002 received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

He is survived by his wife, Patty, his children, grandchildren, siblings and other relatives, his Dairyland Seed family, and many close friends.


Michael Joseph Kinsella (MBA ’13), age 40, of Chicago, died unexpectedly Nov. 22, 2016.

Following his graduation from the International School of Brussels in Belgium, Kinsella received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, where he studied engineering and achieved All-American honors on the naval rugby team. He was commissioned as a naval aviator, flying the EAB Prowler under the call sign “Rocky.” He served four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He was then assigned as a test pilot in Ridgecrest, California, testing the new F-18.

Following his naval career, Kinsella pursued his MBA at Notre Dame and took several mission trips to the Philippines and Nigeria during his time here. When he graduated, he went to work for Alvarez & Marsal in Chicago as a business consultant.

Kinsella is survived by his parents, Thomas and Kathleen Kinsella, siblings, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.


Adam S. Arnold Jr. passed away on April 14, 2017. Dr. Arnold was hired as a professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame in 1957 and held the distinction of becoming the University’s first African American faculty member. He spent most of his professional life at Notre Dame, where he taught for 30 years.

Arnold attended West Virginia State College, where he met his wife, Helen. He was a member of Beta Sigma National Honor Society and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Arnold served his country during World War II in the United States Army, including campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Germany, Central Europe and the South Pacific. At the end of his military service, he enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, where he earned a MBA and a Ph.D. in philosophy.

In addition to his time at Notre Dame, Arnold served as a professor and chairman of the business department at Fisk University and Tennessee State University in Nashville, also taught at Prairie View A&M University (Texas), the University of Wisconsin, Hampton Institute and The College of William and Mary.

Arnold was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years. He is survived by his children and grandsons.