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Obituaries

Obituaries

Louis Field Dellwig Lawrence

Louis Field Dellwig, age 90, passed away April 30, 2012, at Bridge Haven Memory Care Residence in Lawrence. He was a professor of Geology at the University of Kansas for 39 years from 1953 to 1992. Louis was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth (Finck) Dellwig, who passed away in 1997. In 2000 he married Vera (Hayden) Sehon, and they enjoyed 12 wonderful years together.
He is also survived by his sister, Louise (Dellwig) Endruschat of Harwich, Massachusetts, his three children, Bitsy (Dellwig) Waterman and husband George of Overland Park, Robert Dellwig of Overland Park, Debra (Dellwig) Stephens and husband David of Olathe, and six grandchildren, Todd Waterman, Molly Waterman, Becky Dellwig, Emily Dellwig, Tim Dellwig, and Megan (Walter) Mackey. He will be sorely missed also by his three stepsons, Ben Sehon of Lawrence, Scott Sehon of Brunswick, Maine, and Clark Sehon of Overland Park, and by his five step-grandchildren.
A celebration of Louis’s life will take place at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home on June 25 at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, his survivors invite contributions to the Louis F. and Bets Dellwig Field Camp Scholarship Fund, which was established in his honor when he retired from KU. or a charity of your choice, and either may be sent c/o of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
For further details about Louis’s life or to leave online condolences, please visit www.rumsey-yost.com.