Samuel Eugene Adler, 88, of Midland, born in LeMars, Iowa, to Samuel and Viola (Meehl) Adler on May 15, 1925, died at MidMichigan Stratford Village on July 3, 2013.
Sam graduated from Marshall High School, Marshall, Minn., in 1943, with Alfred Schwan of Schwan's Ice Cream. His childhood summers were spent in LeMars with his grandmother and he was a playmate of Faye Wells of Blue Bunny Ice Cream. Sam loved ice cream.
He joined the Army
in 1943 and served in World War II
in the 44th Division, 324th Infantry, I Company, and received an honorable discharge in 1945.
Sam received his bachelor's degree from the School of Mines in Rapid City, S.D. and his master's degree from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore. In 1951, Sam joined The Dow Chemical Co. as a research physicist and retired in 1984.
In 1967, Sam married Nancy Maxine Watson in a private ceremony in Forest Hills. He was a member of the Midland Blacksmiths Group and was the first contributor to Dahlia Hill while it was in the dream stage.
Sam is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nancy Adler; sister, Shirley Howard of Coarsegold, Calif.; brother, Gerald (Henny) Adler of Visalia, Calif.; niece, Heidi (Warren) Parker of Hanford, Calif.; nephew, Alan (Elizabeth) Adler of Visalia, Calif.; cousins, Paula (Dean) Hanno, Shannon (Steve) Renken, Noelle (Troy) Kneip, Kelli (Calvin) Schoenrock, Megan Hanno; and many young second cousins all of LeMars, Iowa. He will be dearly missed by his many friends and family.
Visitation will be at the Wilson MILLER Funeral Home today from 3-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the Johnson Funeral Home in LeMars, Iowa. Sam will be laid to rest in Memorial Cemetery, LeMars, Iowa. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donating to Dahlia Hill Society at www. dahliahill.org
or the Humane Society of Midland County, P.O.B. 1034, Midland, MI 48640. Personal messages of condolence to the family may be offered at www.wilson-miller.com