He received the President award of the University of Tokyo in 2012, the 49th Baelz
award (second) in 2012, and the Young Scientists' Prize, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2015.
Survivors include three sons, Ron and Norbert of Eugene and Dennis of Bend; two daughters, Debbie Baelz
of Eugene and Trudy Turner of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Elsie Geiser of Keizer; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The 281 members of the class of 2005 include Jenna Aarestad, Brittany Alford, Dee-Ann Allen, Ashley Allenby, Meredith Andersen, Deborah Anderson, Aaron Antis, Krystina Attanasio, Laura Baelz
, Tess Balesteri, Jamie Barclift, Brian Becker, Dylan Bell, Matthew Bellando, Joshua Bendix, Jake Bennett, Brandon Bentley, Matthew Bernik, Cassandra Berry, Amy Betts, Stephanie Biggart, Nicole Biondo, Holly Bokn, Justin Boots, Allicia Boss, Rheanna Bowman, Joshua Bridges, Trevor Brooks, Jill Brown, Heather Brown, Kevin Brown, Melaine Bryson, Michelle Bucher, Jessica Buchholz, Mallory Buckwald, Jason Burris, Kevin Busenbark, Tahlia Butler, Charlene Buystedt, Cheryl Carr, Grisel Castellanos Castaneda, Ashley Chase, Bruce Chmiel, Monica Christoffels, Alayna Cokeley,
Willamette, Brown 3, White 2, Hotefi 2, Leonard 2, Thramer 2, Martin, Baelz