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Chapter Eternal

Dan Krausse ’47 peacefully entered Chapter Eternal while being surrounded by family on June 8, 2019, at age 93. He proudly served his country in the Pacific theatre during the last six months of World War II. After being discharged, he continued his education and received his B.S. in chemical engineering in 1947 from UT. While at UT, he served as president of the Silver Spurs and played tuba in the Longhorn Marching Band. He was president of the Texas Exes, chairman of the University Development Board, and chairman of the Centennial Endowment Committee. He served on the Advisory Council of the Engineering Foundation of UT and was named Distinguished Engineering Graduate and Distinguished Alumnus from UT. Dan was also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He was named one of five Outstanding Young Men in Texas and was a respected veteran of the oil and gas industry. He was the founder, president and CEO of Earth Resources Company and The Krausse Company. Dan worked for Champlin Petroleum Company, Dresser Industries, Cosden Petroleum Company, and Sinclair Refining Company. As a former registered professional engineer, Dan held two U.S. patents and corresponding foreign patents on chemical processes, licensed to 14 companies in six countries. He was active at the Episcopal Church of Good Shepherd. Dan shared 48 years of marriage with his wife, Billie, and had seven children.

J. Foy McMaster Jr. ’49 entered Chapter Eternal on February 17, 2019. An Eagle Scout, he later served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upon discharge from the Navy, he married Mary Ellis Stevens. He spent almost his entire career working for the Carrier-Bock Company, where he advanced to vice president, sales. His primary interests were his family, golf, painting, and travel.

Jan Roush ’58 entered Chapter Eternal on July 9, 2019, after his courageous battle with cancer. While serving as first lieutenant, Jan received the unique honor of being chosen to join the 7 Special Forces Group-Green Beret. He remained involved throughout his life, serving as president and treasurer for Houston Special Forces Chapter 39. Jan was an active member of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church for more than 50 years. He was a successful stockbroker in Houston when he discovered and bought a thriving manufacturing company in Pearland. He ran Markload Systems for 40 years. Jan enjoyed fast cars and living a life full of adventure with his friends and family. He and his wife, Claudette, were married for 48 years and had four daughters and nine grandchildren.

Alumni News

Bill Klug ’62 reports that in the 2018 general election, he was reelected to the Board of Supervisors, Fiddlers Creek Community Development District 2, Naples, Florida. He is a retired vice president of a Fortune 500 transportation conglomerate in charge of real estate, properties, materials management, and environmental services. Email:

William Durham ’89 was elected criminal district attorney of Walker County, Texas, in November 2018 and took office in January 2019. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Huntsville, Texas. They have one daughter who is a pre-med sophomore at UT Austin and one son who is a high school freshman. Will has enjoyed having UT football season tickets with three Delt brothers since 1991 and they usually visit the Shelter when in Austin for games. Email:

Chad Barrett ’98 leads a residential real estate team in Dallas and is on the board for Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and The Clayton Dabney Foundation. He and his family enjoy traveling and just purchased a second home in Cabo. Email: chad.

Jorge Lopez ’13 is a business development manager for the new energies group of Air Liquide. The company focuses on the new market of hydrogen energy to build and provide equipment to fill hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that are zero-emission. This is an industry that is beginning to take off and could be a true source of energy for the future. Email:

John Chapman ’14 is a fighter pilot at the 93rd fighter squadron currently in Miami, Fla. Email:

Recent Donors

Tom Mast ’60
Cleveland G. Clinton ’75
Brent Dickey ’90
Todd W. Kurio ’91
Bryant McKenzie ’15
Luke M. Anderson ’16

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