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Carroll I. STEIN Obituary
Dr. Carroll I. Stein passed away on May 4, 2013 at the age of 83. He was survived by his loving family, including his children Jennifer Schumann (of Lake Elmo) and Jon Stein (of Chicago), their respective spouses Rob Schumann and Cathy Johnson Stein, his grandchildren Ariana, Nicholas, Bennett and Lily, many nephews and nieces, and his older brother, Clinton Stein (of Watertown, SD). He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Holen Stein, his parents Louis and Nettie (Schmeling) Stein, and brothers Clifford (Bud), Loren, and Louis. Carroll was born on a farm outside Watertown, South Dakota. After graduating from Watertown High School in 1947, he managed to keep in touch with his high school sweetheart, Donna Holen while she was off at college in southern Minnesota. Carroll and Donna were married in September 1950 - just less than a year before being called up for duty in the Korean Conflict. While in the Army in Korea, he worked as a communications specialist near the front lines. Upon his return he promptly set out to pursue his college studies on the G.I. Bill at the University of Minnesota. After earning both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in less than four years at the U of M, he embarked on getting his PhD. He earned a doctorate in Psychology from the U of M in the mid-1960s with an emphasis in statistics and research design. His first job during his post-graduate studies was with the Veterans Administration providing counseling and therapy for former servicemen. But Carroll's true passion was for organizational psychology. After earning his doctorate he worked for a large midwestern personnel consulting firm. His first organizational post was with Control Data as Director of Corporate Policy. He founded Human Resources Consultants in late 1968, being one of the first in his field to use the now-commonplace term "human resources" formally. His areas of specialization included executive assessment, test validation, organizational development, and objective-based performance management programs - which he implemented in a wide variety of organizations. He designed his own battery of tests, for which his firm had amassed a library of norms, and published several articles, including studies on objective management, career counseling, aptitude test validation, and employee attitude surveys. Carroll loved teaching, serving as a faculty member and lecturer at the University of Minnesota and at the University of St. Thomas. He also drew inspiration from the clinical side, as an admirer of Albert Ellis and his rational behavioral school of thought. Carroll will remembered for his sense of humor, his commitment to fairness and equality - both in the workplace and in life generally, his love of teaching, and his dedication to rational thinking. Carroll's family and friends will also remember his love of boating on the St. Croix River - and fishing trips with his older brothers and his son. A memorial service will be held on June 15, at 12:30 pm, at the Garden Mausoleum Reception Center at Lakewood Cemetery at 3600 S. Hennepin in Minneapolis. (The service will be preceded by a private interment for family members).



Published in Pioneer Press on May 19, 2013
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