Dale Palmgren Obituary – Rockford Register Star

Dale Palmgren, 65, of Chandler, AZ, died Sunday, February 6, 2022. Born December 19, 1956 in Rockford, son of Earl and Arlene (Bladstrom) Palmgren. A happy laugh that could fill a room. We celebrate the life of Dale Palmgren and his journey to paradise. He is remembered by his family and dear friends for a life well lived. Dale graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Dale moved to Arizona where he began his long and distinguished career at Arizona State University in 1984 as a professor. During his 30 years at ASU, he held a variety of academic and administrative positions, including Chair of the Department of Manufacturing Technology and Aeronautical Engineering and Associate Dean of the College of Technology and Applied Science. His expertise was in materials and materials assembly/welding, safety engineering technology and robotics. He retired in 2014 as Emeritus Professor of Engineering, The Polytechnic School, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. A lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packer, Dale was also an avid and avid fisherman, more in his element in a boat in northern Wisconsin, laughing and joking around in the company of a close friend or family. He had a passion for travelling, enjoying the ocean view and spending time with his friends. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of Zion. Dale is survived by his niece, Teresa (Justin) Schroeder; nephews, Tom Palmgren; Carl Palmgren; and many dear friends, whom he considered his family. He is predeceased by his parents and his older brother, Carl Palmgren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 18, 2022 at Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford with the Rev. Dr. Michael Thomas officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. before the service. Burial in the Scandinavian cemetery. Submissions can be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. To share a memory or condolence, visit olsonfh.com.

Posted on February 12, 2022

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