Dr. Tilford Robert Cline
March 15, 1939 - February 13, 2020
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Dr. Tilford R. Cline, 80, of West Lafayette, died Thursday, February 13, 2020. Tip was born March 15, 1939, to Byron Ray and Margaret Thornborrow Cline in Cass County, IL. He received his Bachelors, Masters, and PhD from the College of Agriculture at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. After his University education, Tip moved to…

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Bob Elkin & Emily Furumoto left a message on February 25, 2020:
Dear Todd and Michelle: We are so sorry for your loss. Tip was a mentor, a friend, and a colleague and he will be deeply missed. We have so many fond memories of dinners and social events with your dad, the Roglers, and others. After we left Purdue, we very much enjoyed his annual Holiday letter telling us about the trips that he took with you. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Judy and Dwight Armstrong left a message on February 18, 2020:
We are heartbroken to hear of Tip's passing. He and his family adopted us into their family in the 1970's when we were at Purdue; we have so many happy memories. Our condolences to Michelle and Todd. We will miss your dad so much.
Valdomiro S. Miyada left a message on February 18, 2020:
Condolences, Michelle and Todd!!! DR. TIP CLINE was my Major Professor at Purdue University and he was one of the most important person for my carrier as a swine production professor and researcher at University of Sao Paulo. Also he was a very, very, very good friend. THANKS, DR. TIP!!! Valdo Miyada
Elton "Abe" and Carrie Aberle left a message on February 18, 2020:
Tip's death is a shock and tragedy for us. We have many great memories of Him from our time at Purdue, including bachelor bridge nights, golf team competition, and especially the farewell party Tip and Mary hosted when we moved to Nebraska. He will be missed greatly. Our sympathy Michelle and Todd. Abe and Carrie Aberle
Ken & Bobbe Meyer left a message on February 17, 2020:
Tip was always so kind to us. We will miss him. Our prayers are that God grant you comfort in this time of loss.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Ken & Bobbe Meyer left a message on February 17, 2020:
Tip was always so kind to us. We will miss him. Our prayers are that God grant you comfort in this time of loss.
Ronny Moser left a message on February 17, 2020:
I have known Tip in various capacities for my entire 40 year career. He has always treated me with professionalism and respect as a fellow swine nutritionist. Most recently I have served with him on the MW Swine Nutrition Conference Planning Committee. It is admirable that he continued to serve on this committee even after he retired from Purdue demonstrating his commitment to academic pursuit and to life-long learning. My prayers are for his family and close friends who surely will miss him.
Mike Brumm left a message on February 17, 2020:
As a graduate student in Animal Science in the 70's I have fond memories of Tip and John Rogler holding 'court' in the break room in Lily, willing to expound on any topic to all who would be willing to listen and challenge their opinions.
Michael Seretny left a message on February 17, 2020:
Todd and Michelle: It has been so very long since I was over to your home in the old days. I still have fond memories of the days when Todd was at BC and your family meals. Be assured of my condolences and prayers at the loss of your Dad. He was indeed a true professor, family man, and Purdue fanatic. Best of all, you all were my friends. God bless. Hope to see you at the funeral.
Gustavo and Ana Lima left a message on February 17, 2020:
Tip will be deeply missed by all of us. He brought happiness to our family and many good stories to remember him. He was much more than my major professor. He was a very good friend. Wishing that Michelle and Todd will find strength and confort on the believe that he is now resting in God´s arms. Gustavo and Ana Lima
David Watkins left a message on February 16, 2020:
Tip, Thank you for our friendship we formed over the past 2 years and I loved receiving your random texts and emails with questions or comments about the home building process. With a heavy heart, David
Fran left a message on February 16, 2020:
Dad Cline, you will forever be in my memories. You raised a wonderful, beautiful, heartfelt daughter and an amazing son. Thank you for always welcoming me into your home. Hugs, Fran P.S. Go Boilers!
Marcia Navarro de Andrade left a message on February 15, 2020:
Our dear friend will be missed forever! RIP dear Tip. The Navarro de Andrade family
Joyce and Larry Johnson left a message on February 15, 2020:
Sending our love. I will miss him so much. He believed in me when I was wondering if I was in the wrong dealing with Carolyn. I am so grateful to him. I’m sure he has been yours and Todd’s rock. Prayers that the love and memories you have shared will ease your pain. ❤️
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