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The Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe lost two longtime teachers this week.

Jeffrey A. Krohse, 57, who taught for DODDS for 20 years died Monday of an apparent heart attack at his home in the United States, officials said this week.

Susan Mathewson, 63, a DODDS teacher for 38 years, died in the States due to complications from cancer Thursday.

Krohse worked as a math and computer science teacher at Gen. H.H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany, for the past four years. Prior to that, he worked at Camp Zama High School in Japan, Spang- dahlem Middle School in Germany and at Incirlik, Turkey.

Krohse was at his home in Wabasha, Minn., after school let out about two weeks ago. A memorial ceremony has been scheduled for June 25 in Plainview, Minn., where his wife, Connie Krohse, another DODDS teacher, is living.

Krohse is also survived by his two daughters, Norah and Emilie, and his son, Peter.

Mathewson taught third grade at the Croughton American School in England for the past decade.

She also worked for DODDS in Heidelberg in the late ’60s and early ’70s, and then two other elementary schools in England before moving to RAF Croughton.

Mathewson was on summer break at her stateside home in Walnut Creek, Calif., when she died.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Mathewson, and two sons, Robert and John.

A memorial service time and date will be announced at a later time, according to a statement issued by DODDS.

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