, 2022-05-21 17:39:40,
Laurie E. See died on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in the Madison, Wisconsin area, where she lived most of her adult life, in the city she loved and called home. She was born in Wausau, Wisconsin on a Thursday, September 8, 1960, the only child of Doris J. (nee Ockerlander) and Robert A. “Bob” See. There she attended public schools, graduating from Wausau East High School in 1978. She studied History as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a member of Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society in History, receiving her B.A. with distinction in 1981. As a graduate student, also at UW-Madison, Laurie studied first English and then Linguistics. She was a Foreign Language and Area Studies (Title VI) fellow, awarded her M.A. in Linguistics in 1989, and continued on with work toward the Ph.D. in Linguistics in Syntax, minoring in South Asian Language.
Laurie met Randall L. “Randy” Fuchs while studying at the Helen C. White Undergraduate Library, a.k.a. College Library, during Laurie’s freshman, and Randy’s sophomore, year at UW-Madison. They were married at the First Universalist Unitarian Church in Wausau, on March 26, 1983, and celebrated their 39th anniversary in 2022.
Laurie was the assistant to the editor for the volume Complex Predicates in South Asian Language, Manindra K. Verma (ed.), Manohar Publishers, 1993. She worked at a number of departments at UW-Madison, including the Linguistics Department, the Van Hise Graduate Reading Room, the German Department, the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, and, for almost a decade, at the UW Law School Library. She produced University Hindi language course materials using early Devanagari script fonts in the MS-DOS and early Windows era; she taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and tutored ESL,…
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