Dale William Margerum
October 20, 1929 - August 14, 2019
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Our Savior Lutheran Church
300 Fowler Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Saturday 8/24, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Our Savior Lutheran Church
300 Fowler Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Saturday 8/24, 11:00 am
Memorial
University Place
1700 Lindberg Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Sunday 8/25, 2:00 pm

Dale Margerum died quietly on August 14, 2019. Dale and his twin brother Dave were born nine days before the stock market crash of 1929 and grew up in the shadow of The Great Depression. The family was fortunate, though, as their father, Donald C. Margerum, had steady work as a pharmaceutical chemist throughout that…

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Milton Roggenkamp, M.D. and Family left a message on August 26, 2019:
Please accept our condolences for your loss.
John Norberg left a message on August 24, 2019:
Dale was a wonderful man who set an example for us all. He will always be in my heart.
Mary Nakhleh left a message on August 23, 2019:
Dale was a wonderful inspiration to me when I was a new Assistant Professor. My interactions with him as a colleague were very helpful to me as I grew into the role of a professor and researcher. I will always treasure the memory of those days.
Jerry Pausch left a message on August 23, 2019:
Sonya and Boys ………. as I said to Dale last fall when I visited …. you changed my life by guiding me during my graduate work at Purdue … and I'll be forever grateful … we are praying for the Margerum Family during this time of sadness ….. ….
Alice Abbott left a message on August 21, 2019:
I was saddened to hear that Dale had passed away. I have such fond memories of the years I knew him and you Sonya, huge hugs!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Grover D Owens left a message on August 20, 2019:
Dale was a great graduate studies mentor. His sence of balance in life, love of science and his family left a mark on all of us who studied with him. Know that there are many who are grateful to have crossed paths with his life--well lived. He cared for and championed so many of us and made a difference in our lives. May his family be uplifted in their grief by many wonderful memories and their knowledge of our prayers.
Grover D Owens left a message on August 20, 2019:
Dale was a great graduate studies mentor. His sence of balance in life, love of science and his family left a mark on all of us who studied with him. Know that there are many who are grateful to have crossed paths with his life--well lived. He cared for and championed so many of us and made a difference in our lives. May his family be uplifted in their grief by many wonderful memories and their knowledge of our prayers.
Scott Frankenberger left a message on August 20, 2019:
Sonya & Family - Karen and I join you in grieving your loss and celebrating Dale’s life. And what a life it was. What I learned was that he and I were born in the same town -Ferguson, MO. Wish I had known this sooner and shared some thoughts. Know that we are with you in this time of loss but also of praising a life well lived.
Sharon and William Theobald left a message on August 20, 2019:
Dale Margerum was an extraordinary man, kind and thoughtful and wise. The Theobalds treasured the time spent together with Dale and Sonya and their visit to our lake cottage, Shadow Dunes, playing tennis and enjoying Lake Michigan. His support of Sonya was always admired and his devotion to Purdue, his family and community will live in our memory. He left a great legacy in West Lafayette and beyond.
Margaret Rowe left a message on August 19, 2019:
Dale was a lovely man. May he rest in peace.
William H. "Woody" Woodruff left a message on August 19, 2019:
I am deeply saddened by Dale’s death. I earned my Ph. D. with Dale in 1972, and any success I had in Science, I owe to him. He was extremely patient with me when I was an unpromising beginning graduate student, and later on he was a tireless and inspiring mentor. He was a steadying hand and a loyal supporter, through my good times and bed throughout my career. More than all of that, he was a true friend. My heartfelt condolences go to Sonya, Larry, Eric, Rich and the rest of Dale's family.
Vasanti and Anant Ramdas left a message on August 19, 2019:
Dear Sonia, Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Interactions with Dale were always very stimulating.
Rick Whiteman left a message on August 18, 2019:
Mayor Margerum, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rick Whiteman
John Arvidson left a message on August 18, 2019:
Mrs. Margerum, I'm so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with you both when I came to your house and serviced your furnace and a/c. I worked for ARS up until Dec. 2006 when my back went out. Again I'm sorry for your loss, Dale was a nice man. John Arvidson
Sue Render left a message on August 18, 2019:
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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