Catherine Patricia Riesenmann (Ph.D., ’66)
Catherine Patricia Riesenmann, 86, of Bloomington, Indiana, died June 7, 2019 at Bell Trace Rehabilitation Center. Pat was born in Franklin, PA to Joseph and Catherine (Geary) Riesenman on Nov.3,1932.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College, and MA and PhD in German at Indiana University in 1966. She taught there in Germanic Studies until 1976, then received a Master of Library Science in 1977. She spent the rest of her career as a reference librarian in the IU main library and retired in 1998. Former students in German remember her fondly as an inventive, cheerful, and dedicated teacher.