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Emil Leffler, 1899

    Died November 14, 1980

This is the information I have received from Rick Leffler about hisgrandfather:

Dr. Emil Leffler was Dean at Albion College for a number of years. He thenwas President of Battle Creek College in the 50’s and in 1960 moved toBerrien Springs, MI where he was Graduate Dean at Andrews University(Formerly Emanuel Missionary College). He was born Sept 1 of 1899 and hedied Nov 14 of 1980. His wife was Elsie Carlson from Jamestown NY. She wasborn Jan 24 of 1904 and died Jan 8 of 2000. They had two sons Harold in1927 and Richard in 1933.

Source: Karen Hartman-Burcar,, 7 March 2002.

Emil Leffler, Academic Dean, Whitehouse Administrative Team

Source: Keith Fennimore. The Albion College Sesquicentennial History. Albion, Michigan: Albion College. 1985. p 537.

This obituary appeared in the June 6, 1967 issue of the Albion Evening Recorder:

“Mrs. Ellen M. Leffler, 96, of Berrien Springs, MI, widow of Sven Emil Leffler, who died 34 years ago, died Monday morning following a four year illness. She was born July 20, 1870 in Sweden and came to the United States in 1892, making her home in New York City. She and Mr. Leffler were married in New York on December 10, 1898. Surviving is a son, Dr. Emil Leffler, dean of the school of graduate studies at Andrews University in Berrien Springs; two grandsons, Dr. Richard Gordon Leffler, a research specialist at Michigan State University, formerly connected with Albion College, and Harold Leffler, Niles; and four grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm at the Allred-Mayhew funeral home, Berrien Springs. Interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery, Berrien Springs.”

Source: Albion Evening Recorder, 6 June 1967, [Submitted by Frank Passic, 5 March 2002]

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