Samuel Eugene Adler|
May 15, 1925-July 3, 2013
Samuel Eugene Adler, age 88, of Midland, born in LeMars, Iowa, to Samuel and Viola (Meehl) Adler on May 15, 1925, died at Mid Michigan Stratford Village on July 3, 2013. Sam graduated from Marshall High School, Marshall, Minnesota in 1943, with Alfred Schwan of Schwan's Ice Cream. His childhood summers were spent in LeMars with his grandmother and 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 Bachelors Degree from the School of Mines in Rapid City, South Dakota and his Masters Degree from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. In 1951, Sam joined the Dow Chemical Company as a research physicist and retired in 1984. In 1967, Sam married Nancy Maxine Watson in a private ceremony in Forest Hill, Michigan. 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 CA; brother, Gerald (Henny) Adler of Visalia, CA; niece, Heidi (Warren) Parker of Hanford, CA; nephew, Alan (Elizabeth) Adler of Visalia, CA; 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 on Friday from 3 to 7 pm. Funeral Services will held from the Mauer-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
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
Published in The Morning Sun on July 4, 2013