Rufus Worth LUMRY II

92, of Minneapolis, MN Died March 23, 2013 in St. Paul, MN Rufus was born November 3, 1920 in Bismarck, ND to Rufus Worth Lumry and Mabel Will Lumry. He graduated from Harvard College in 1942 and in 1948 earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Chemical Physics. A full professor from 1956 until his retirement in l990 in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota, he made many important contributions in the field of protein biophysical chemistry. Rufus is survived by his children, Rufus Worth Lumry III (Patricia), Bellevue, WA, Ann Lumry (Bo Hedlund), St. Paul, MN and Stephen Lumry (Shirley), Bellevue, WA.; his grandchildren Amanda Wengerd (Loren), Kirkland, WA, Rufus Lumry IV (Amy) Atlanta, GA, Chris Lumry, Cambridge, MA, Erik Hedlund (Julianne), Minneapolis, MN, and Emilie Hedlund, Minneapolis, MN and his six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Avenue SE Minneapolis, on the campus of the University of Minnesota, Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1:30. Memorials are preferred to the Science Museum of Minnesota, Planned Parenthood, and the MN Network of Hospice and Palliative Care.

Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 31, 2013