Madison - Jan Vansina, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Agrace HospiceCare. He was born on September 14, 1929 to Dirk and Suzanne (Verellen) Vansina in Antwerp, Belgium. He was united in marriage to Claudine Herman in Astrida (Butare) Rwanda in 1954. He devoted himself to the study and teaching of African History and related subjects at the University of Wisconsin - Madison from 1961 until 1994. Jan is survived by his wife, Claudine; his son, Bruno; and several sisters and brothers in Belgium. Jan has requested no public funeral.
http://africa.wisc.edu/?p=12731 (Remembering Jan Vansina - UW African Studies Program)
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