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Memorial service for Dale Engquist is Saturday, August 5

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A memorial service for the late Dale Engquist--the longtime superintendent of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore--will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Dunes Learning Center, 700 Howe Road in Porter.

Arrive at 10:45 a.m. Wear comfortable clothing, jeans are acceptable.

At 11 a.m. friends and family will share happy memories, followed by lunch at 12 p.m. and mixing at 1 p.m.

At 2 p.m. guests may leave or celebrate Engquist’s life and work by taking a hike and exploring the Dunes.

Donations may be made in Engquist’s memory to the Dunes Learning Center, Save the Dunes, or the Shirley Heinze Land Trust.

In the event of rain, indoor accommodations will be available.

Engquist died on June 4, 2017, at the age of 77. He began his career with the National Park Service in 1964 and came to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 1978 as assistant superintendent. In 1983 he succeeded to the superintendency and served nearly 24 years until his retirement in 2007. Under Engquist’s leadership, the National Lakeshore grew in size by 15 percent and became a destination for 2 million visitors every year.





Posted 8/1/2017




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