Daniel Francis Merriam

Lawrence, Kansas

Age 90


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Funeral service for Daniel Francis Merriam, 90, Lawrence will be 10 am. Monday at the First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 9 am to service time at the church. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. He died Wednesday at his home. He married Annie Laura Young on Feb. 12,...

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I only recently learned of the death of Dan Merriam in Lawrence KS recently, although he died 26 April 2017. Dan & I were fellow graduate students in geology at KU from 1959-1962 & had many good times together, especially on field trips. Please extend my condolences to his family.

Donald E. Owen, Ph.D.
2610 Evalon St.
Beaumont, TX 77702

Dan was a respected colleague who I met when I entered the KU geology graduate program in 1957. We stayed in touch over the years at meetings. Dan was an outstanding scientist and mentoras well as a good man He will be missed.

I always say on occassions like this,"Always remember he good things about Dan. Be assured,I shall."

I'll remember our walks and talks and bon vivant companionship on the Colorado River down the Grand Canyon. Dan knew the strata all the way down to the Precambrian.

Annie and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you all.

Annie and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you all.

Annie and family: I greatly enjoyed working with Dan during my 8 years at the Kansas Geological Survey. He was a wonderfully supportive, kind, and encouraging colleague whose keen sense of humor made every conversation enjoyable. I'm sorry for your loss and regret not being able to attend his funeral and celebrate his wonderful life.

A great mentor and teacher from whom I learned a lot. My heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.

On behalf of the Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University, we are so sorry to hear about Dan's passing. He served SU in outstanding fashion as Chair and Professor before he left for other positions. Dan his family's continual support of our students through their family scholarship award remains one of the finest things we can do for one of our students every year, and will continue to be a legacy that Dan would be proud of. On a personal note, I got to know Dan after he left...

The father of Kansas Geology. A life well lived, benefiting other. So many have learned from his teachings. Thank You Dan