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Purdue University is home to nearly 40,000 students and boasts the 2nd largest international student population of any public university in the United States. Among Purdue's alumni are Pulitzer winners, an NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and more than 20 astronauts. This memorial site was created to pay tribute to people who helped shape and were shaped by Purdue University.
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Purdue University Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of John Van Pelt

John Milton Van Pelt (Jack) was born December 1, 1927, to Louella (Herrmann) Van Pelt and William McKinley Van Pelt in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He passed away November 30, 2017 with all four of his children by his side at Sunrise of Pinehurst in Denver, CO. He was raised with his older sister, June (Van Pelt) Davis in Fort Wayne and after school, served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Navy National Guard, and U.S. Army Aviation. He received his degree in aeronautical engineering after at-tending Purdue...
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Carl Brown Obituary (tributes)

Carl was born on June 23, 1921 and passed away on...

Cheryl Church Obituary (JCOnline)

Cheryl Bunnell Church West Lafayette,IN 70,...

Robert Kirk Obituary (tributes)

Mr. Kirk was born on January 4, 1929 and passed...

Jennifer Messenger Obituary (IndyStar)

Jennifer Lynn Messenger Indianapolis - 38 of...

Christopher Recktenwall Obituary (tributes)

Christopher was born on May 4, 1979 and passed...

WALTER MACDONALD Obituary (BostonGlobe)

MacDONALD, Walter F. Lt. Commander, US Navy...

Norma Schaeffer Obituary (Batesville)

Norma Nikolich Schaeffer, 82, formerly ...

Richard Deible Obituary (tributes)

Richard was born on July 15, 1939 and passed away...

Chris Floyd Obituary (LATimes)

February 27, 1943 - December 1, 2017 Chris Lee...

Robert Rogers Obituary (tributes)

Robert R. (Reece) Rogers, age 86, of Pendleton,...

Martin Wagner Obituary (Batesville)

Martin Luther Wagner (more affectionately known...

Bob Dotlich Obituary (tributes)

Bob was born on January 28, 1932 and passed away...

PAUL MOLL III Obituary (scnews)

June 22, 1922 –December 1, 2017 Paul Moll...

Robert Olinger Obituary (tributes)

Robert "Bob" Olinger, 84, passed away on December...

Joseph Wolfe Obituary (Batesville)

  Joseph Dale Wolfe passed away...

Joe BRUMBAUGH Obituary (pressdemocrat)

BRUMBAUGH, Joe H. Joe Brumbaugh passed away at...

Don Franklin Obituary (BattleCreek)

Don Alvin Franklin Marshall - died Dec. 7,...

William Gass Obituary (STLToday)

Gass, William Howard William Howard Gass died...

Keith Jones Obituary (tributes)

Keith was born on April 27, 1928 and passed away...

Forrest Lewis Obituary (tributes)

Forrest W. Lewis, Jr., 94, passed away Sunday,...

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