June 25, 1947 – April 6, 2020
Nanette E. Wuchenich ’78-A died peacefully on April 6, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born June 25, 1947, to John and Mildred Medic Wuchenich, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was the eldest of six children.
Dr. Wuchenich loved learning, and as a child she attended art, ballet, piano, and drama classes. Her love and appreciation of the arts continued throughout her adult life.
Dr. Wuchenich received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in education from Andrews University. Following graduate school, she worked for two years as assistant dean of women in the women’s dormitory at Loma Linda University. She then returned to Pittsburgh to complete her premed requirements and then entered medical school in 1975.
Before entering her obstetrics and gynecology residency, Dr. Wuchenich took a year of internal medicine to broaden her understanding of general medicine, knowing that many of her patients would see her as their primary physician. After residency, she worked for two years in a private OB-GYN practice in Tracy, California.
In February 1986, Dr. Wuchenich opened her solo private practice in Redlands, California. At the core of her practice was the patient/physician relationship. She loved practicing medicine and would often comment that she never worked a day in her life.
Dr. Wuchenich was an active board member of the LLUSM Alumni Association, a longtime member of the University Church of Seventh-day Adventists, and a founder of the John and Mildred Medic Wuchenich Foundation. She enjoyed the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Holiday Home Tours, other community activities, and exercising at Drayson Center.
Dr. Wuchenich is survived by her siblings Danielle, John ’77-A (Gayle), Valerie Wuchenich-Nelson, and Christopher (Melanie); and her nieces and nephews, Adam and Kara Nelson Hubbard, John ’10 and Stephanie Pan Wuchenich, Friedrich and Danielle Wuchenich Dengel, Mica Wood and Peter Nelson ’12, Marlene Wuchenich Jobe, Christina Wuchenich Jobe, and David Wuchenich. She was predeceased by her brother Gary (2018).
(Source: Family of Dr. Wuchenich)