UE professor emeritus Lowell Weller has passed away

Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

University of Evansville professor emeritus Lowell E. Weller, 95, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, August 15, at St. Vincent Hospital.

Weller was born on April 17, 1923. He married Eloise L. Barrick in 1944. During WWII, he left college to serve in the 99th Infantry Battalion and the 474th Infantry Regiment, US Army in the ETO. On his return, he used the GI Bill to finish school. He earned both his Ph.D. and his master of science degree in biochemistry from Michigan State University, and his bachelor of science degree from Bowling Green State University. He was a faculty member at Michigan State University for nine years, engaged in research on plant growth regulators while pursuing graduate degrees.

In 1957, Weller took a job at what was then Evansville College (now the University of Evansville) as an associate professor of chemistry and department chair. Eventually he would become a full professor, and would never relinquish his duties as chair. He retired from UE as a professor emeritus of chemistry in 1989. Weller was an emeritus member of the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 66 years, Eloise; daughter, Donna Marie; and brother, Forest.

Surviving are sons, Ronald A. Weller and Donald E. Weller (Deborah); grandchildren, Andrew E. and Christine E. Weller, Daniel L. Weller, and Sarah A. Weller Pegna (Guillaume); great-grandchild Lilianne D. E. Pegna; and nephew Bruce Weller Graver (Susan).

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 22, at Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Ave., officiated by Rev. Andy Payton with entombment to follow at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lowell and Eloise Weller Scholarship Fund at the University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47722.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

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