Gwilym S. Lodwick, a World War II veteran and father of four, spent his career teaching students about medicine.
"He was an outstanding teacher," his daughter, Terry Ann Lodwick, said. "I have people in Columbia who still praise him. He was just a great teacher."
Dr. Lodwick died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 94.
He was born on Aug. 30, 1917, to Lucy and Gwilym Lodwick Sr. in Mystic, Iowa. When he was growing up, he spent much of his time on his family's farm.
He later attended the University of Iowa, where he received his M.D., and was a resident at Drake University. Dr. Lodwick served under General George S. Patton and worked in the Medical Corps during the war.
Dr. Lodwick was chairman of MU's Department of Radiology from 1955 to 1983. He also served as the interim dean at the MU School of Medicine. He left when he was one of two people in the United States asked to teach radiology to Harvard students at Massachusetts General Hospital, his daughter said.
She described her father's life as long and productive.
"He used to milk cows by hand," his daughter said. "That's amazing. Going from milking cows by hand to being the interim dean of medicine."
Dr. Lodwick became a member of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia in December 1966 and helped finance the church's move to its current location on Hitt Street, she said.
He is survived by his four children, Gwilym Lodwick III of Austin, Tex., Philip Galligan Lodwick of Los Angeles, Malcolm Kerr Lodwick of Evanston, Ill., and Terry Ann Lodwick of Columbia.
Three of his children graduated from MU.
Dr. Lodwick will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.