John Baskerville Obituary

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Dear UNI Family,

It is with great sadness that we share with you the loss of a member of the UNI family: John Baskerville, an associate professor of history.

A native of Waterloo, John joined UNI's Department of History in 1993. He very much enjoyed researching and learning more about the history of African-American musical forms and popular icons like Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. John also enjoyed playing bass for the local band Checker and the Bluetones. He was a mentor to many students and a friend whom we will greatly miss.

John, who was not especially fond of ceremony, wanted no memorial service.

Please keep John's loved ones in your thoughts as they move through this difficult time.

President Bill Ruud