David Alan Dalman, 70, of Midland, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 10, 1943, in Hart, the son of Howard and Evelyn (Bolhuis) Dalman.
Dave graduated from Hope College (Class of 1965) with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, and earned his master's degree in organic chemistry from Indiana University
. Dave joined The Dow Chemical Co. in 1967 as a chemist in the Dow U.S.A. Michigan Division. In 1974, he transferred to Oxides and Intermediates TS&D in Freeport, Texas, and was named research and development manager for Tsing Yi, Hong Kong Laboratory, in the Pacific Area in 1981. He was named research manager in the Organic Chemicals Laboratory of Central Research in 1984 and became a senior associate development scientist in Dow Plastics, New Ventures, in 1989. He retired from The Dow Chemical Co. in 1997 as a senior research scientist after 30 years of service. Dave then worked as a development manager at Michigan Molecular Institute, retiring in 2009. He was a member of the United Church of Christ, where he also sang in the choir for many years. Dave enjoyed spending summers at Lake Missaukee and winters in Port Aransas, Texas.
David is survived by his daughter, Holly Dalman (Bryan) Hales of Winnetka, Ill.; son, Todd (Amy) Dalman of Big Rapids; grandchildren Mia, Jack and Luke Hales, Austin and Alexis Dalman; brother, Paul (Carol) Dalman of Holland; and his wife of 47 years, Patricia (Gleichmann) Dalman of Holland.
Private family memorial services will take place at the United Church of Christ on Friday, July 11, 2014. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to the George and Anna B. Dalman Scholarship Fund at Hope College. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors.