OBITUARY: George H. Lauff


George H. Lauff, age 92, died on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. George was born in 1927 in Milan, MI to George J. and Mary (Kline) Lauff. He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings: three sisters Mary (Trim), Justina (Deighton), and Catherine (Heinlen), and three brothers Bernard, Raymond, and John (Jack).
 George graduated from Milan High School and served in the U.S. Army (1945-47) as a 2nd Lieutenant with foreign duty in the Philippines. He received his B.S. (1949) and M.S. (1951) from Michigan State University. His PhD degree was awarded from Cornell University (1953). Professional academic appointments included the University of Michigan, University of Georgia Sapelo Island Marine Institute, Michigan State University Departments of Fishery and Wildlife and of Zoology, and Director of the MSU Kellogg Biological Station. Under his leadership, the Kellogg Biological Station evolved as one of the foremost inland fresh water field stations and was world renowned. George was a member and fellow of numerous national and international scientific organizations.
 A Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea, MI, with visitation from noon until time of service. A private burial has taken place at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Contributions may be made to G.H. Lauff Scholarship Fund, Michigan State University, 535 Chestnut, Rm 300, East Lansing, MI 48824-1005.

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