Friday, June 16, 2017

Local Obituary

Albert Dale Flowerday

June 14, 1927 - June 10, 2017

Albert Dale "Dale" Flowerday, age 89, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, formerly of Lincoln, Nebras died on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro.
Dale proudly served his country in the US Army, during the Korean War. He received his BS in Agriculture, MS and PhD in Agronomy all from The University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert G. and Flora Koch Flowerday; his first wife, Alice Flowerday; and brother, Bill Flowerday.
Dale is survived by his wife, Marlene Faubion Flowerday; his four sons, Charlie, Stan, Ken (Linda) and Rich (Cherith) Flowerday; grandchildren, Sean, Issac, Seth, Luke and Shay Flowerday; step-children; sisters, Joyce Althouse and Elaine (Tony) Vrana; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren; and special friends.
Dale was born June 14, 1927 and raised on a farm north of Seward, NE. He graduated from Seward High School in 1944 and went on to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in agronomy. After graduating with a PhD in 1958, he began his professional career at UNL as an agronomist and was the first superintendent of the Northeast Experiment Station at Concord, NE. He returned to UN-L to serve as leader of agronomy extension and out-state testing activities; served in Bogota, Colombia, South America, as deputy director of the Nebraska Mission to Colombia and, back to UN-L with teaching and research responsibilities. He was recognized as an excellent teacher, member of several professional societies and received numerous awards.
After retiring from UNL, he served as agronomy manager, Pioneer Hi-Bred International at Lincoln. And, following his marriage to Marlene, they started DalMar Consulting in Lincoln where he provided crop consulting services as an independent agronomist.
A memorial service to Celebrate Dale's life will be held at 11:00am, Friday, July 7, 2017 at Eastridge Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. Following the ceremony, there will be a Remembrance Luncheon at the church.

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