David Allen Landgrebe
April 12, 1934 - November 21, 2020
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David Allen Landgrebe passed away November 21, 2020. He leaves behind friends, colleagues, and family who will miss his love, intellect, and humor. He was born and raised in Huntingburg, Indiana by parents Albert and Sarah Landgrebe with his brother John, who is also deceased. After graduating from Huntingburg High School in 1952, he went…

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Mark Bell left a message on December 16, 2020:
I first came to know of the name David Landgrebe while I was a graduate student at Caltech and the members of my Ph.D committee found out I would be interviewing at Purdue. One of my committee members asked, “who are the best faculty members at Purdue?”, and among my committee members, one name was put forward: Dave Landgrebe. When I became an assistant professor at Purdue, I was fortunate to be assigned an office two doors down from Dave. Dave was a fantastic mentor, colleague and friend, and we often discussed approaches to teaching probability and ideas in statistical pattern recognition. I also had the good fortune of serving on many of Dave’s Ph.D students’ committees, where I was able to witness what it meant to be a great Ph.D advisor. I also got to witness first-hand how Dave cared for his students. I was always puzzled that Purdue never recognized Dave with a Distinguished or chaired professorship. I was very pleased when Dave was elected into the National Academy of Engineering, as it showed how highly his work was valued in his research community. He certainly deserved it. If ever there was a Distinguished Professor in Purdue ECE, it was David Landgrebe. He was also a great faculty colleague.
Vincent V Salomonson left a message on December 11, 2020:
I wish to express my condolences to the Landgrebe family for there loss. Dave was a really special individual. As a NASA employee for many years at Goddard Space Flight Center and the Landsat 4 and 5 Project Scientist, I was well aware of and admired and respected the accomplishments and influence of Dave (Prof. Landgrebe). I was also active for quite a while in the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing society (IEEE-GRS) and he was kind and gracious to do the write-up that led to my being elected an IEEE Fellow. To me that was a great reward and I am endebted to Dave for that. He will be missed but always admired for his wonderful professional and personal qualities.
Richard Connell left a message on November 29, 2020:
I was sorry to see Dave's obituary in last newspaper. As a dinner partner here at University Place, Dave's stories of his early days in Huntingburg and the family shoe store were of legend. Dinner partners were in awe of Dave's stories. My ultimate dinner guest with Dave were Marion and Marilee Baumgartner. Dinner stories were a great mix of Marion's West Texan youth and Dave's shoe stories. Two distinguished gentlemen with great careers. Dave will always be remembered for leading the NASA's Landsat development program for remote sensing. It was a privilege to have known this fine gentleman. My Sympathy and Prayers for the Family. Richard Connell
Stuart Dunbar Robertson left a message on November 29, 2020:
Throughout my twenty-one years as pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church, I valued and admired Prof. Landgrebe for his gentle, faithful way of living the Christian life, of service to the congregation, and support for my ministry. He left no hint of being impressed at his own successes, seeing what we would call his accomplishments as merely the result of how living faithfully comes out. He was a loving husband, a proud father, and to me and us, a fellow participant in life, and in particular, a fellow disciple of Jesus Christ. He will remain in my memory as one of the most gracious ornaments of the Church I have been blessed to know, and to be his pastor. stuart robertson
Ness Shroff left a message on November 27, 2020:
I first met Dave in April 1994 when I interviewed at Purdue and became colleagues thereafter for several years in the school of ECE at Purdue until his retirement. He was always very kind to me and everyone around him. We were all the better for having known him. My deepest condolences to the Langrebe family. May he Rest In Peace.
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Ness Shroff left a message on November 27, 2020:
I first met Dave in April 1994 when I interviewed at Purdue and became colleagues thereafter for several years in the school of ECE at Purdue until his retirement. He was always very kind to me and everyone around him. We were all the better for having known him. My deepest condolences to the Langrebe family. May he Rest In Peace.
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