Ben was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Colorado City, Texas, to Anthony and Marjorie Hicks VanTuyl. His father was a member of the Class of 1915.
He came to us from Texas Military Institute. At Princeton, Ben was in ROTC and a psychology major. He belonged to Terrace Club, Glee Club, Psychology Club, and the Westminster Fellowship. He roomed with Bob Chadwick, David Koth, Parker Hall, and Phil Robb.
From 1951 to 1953 he served as assistant adjutant at the Army Psychological Warfare Center at Fort Bragg. A year later he and Marcia Istock were married.
In Ann Arbor, after four years with Chrysler sales, Ben was personnel administrator for the University of Michigan Willow Run Labs. Willow Run became the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, and he was its director of human resources.
Ben died Aug. 23, 2018, in Chelsea, Mich. He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Schoolcraft, Constance Badger, and Marjorie Van Tuyl; and grandchildren Jamie Kopper, Brendan Badger, and Benjamin Badger. Marcia died of Parkinson’s Disease in 2016. Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor. Contributions in Ben’s memory to the church’s Sacred Music Fund at 1432 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48104 would be appreciated.