Linda Ellen Malick, 62, La Crosse, a Stevens Point native who was a Viterbo University professor, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at St. Francis Medical Center in La Crosse of an apparent heart attack.
Services will be Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Dickinson Funeral Home in La Crosse, with the Rev. Thomas O’Neill, Viterbo University campus pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home until the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Viterbo University for the Dr. Linda E. Malick Scholarship Fund.
Miss Malick was born Nov. 29, 1938, in Stevens Point, a daughter of the late James and Alfaretta (Walker) Malick.
She received a bachelor’s degree in natural science and education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1961 and a master’s degree in 1965 and doctorate in biology in 1971 from Brown University.
She taught at John Muir Junior High School in Wausau; Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb.; Brown University in Providence, R.I.; and the University of Nebraska School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. She did cancer research at the Eppley Cancer Research Institute in Omaha.
In 1980 she accepted a teaching position in the biology department at Viterbo University and served on many committees there. In 1988 she was the recipient of the J. Thomas Finucan Award, as well as the YWCA Outstanding Woman Award.
She belonged to many professional associations in education and biology. She was an establishing member and past board member for the Hixon Forest Nature Center. She was a teacher for the Elderhostel program at Viterbo, a designer and consultant for the Boy Scout Nature Center and served as a tutor and member of the Board of Directors of the Hmong Literacy Center in La Crosse.
As a member of the Citizen’s Ambassador Program, she traveled to Russia to discuss education of science, to China to study the damming of the Yangtse River and to India to study the environment and population concerns.
There are no direct survivors.
She was also preceded in death by an older sister, Patricia Ann Malick.