Jerald Dallam

Jerald W. Dallam

1936 - 2006

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Obituary of Jerald W. Dallam

Jerald W. Dallam, PhD. age 70 of Iowa City died Wednesday, October 25, 2006, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2006, at the First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City with the Reverend Dr. C. Edward Morgan officiating. Following these services a reception will be held at the church, everyone is welcome. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Jerald W. Dallam Memorial Fund c/o the University of Iowa Foundation @P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550. Online condolences may be sent for Jerald’s family through our website Jerald Wayne Dallam was born August 10, 1936, in Faucett, MO the son of Kirby and Opal Dallam. Following graduation from high school he attended and graduated from Saint Joseph Junior College in 1956, Northwest Missouri State University in 1959, and Oklahoma State University in 1964 with his Master’s degree, and later he received his PhD from Kansas State University in 1976. On October 8, 1977, he married Sue Suran in Manhattan, KS. He has spent his entire professional career in various registrars’ offices at a number of colleges and universities in the Midwest. Starting at Missouri Western Community College in Saint Joseph, MO from 1965-1968. Became Associate Registrar at Kansas State University in 1968 until leaving in 1980 to become the Associate Registrar at the University of Iowa. The following year he became the University of Iowa Registrar a position he held until 2002. During this time he served as the University Liaison to all the Community Colleges in Iowa. In 2002 Jerald became Assistant to the Dean for External Relations and University Registrar Emeritus. During his career he has been responsible for many significant achievements through the various registrars’ offices. As a faculty member of these schools, he taught many classes impacting hundreds of students. Jerald has been recognized and honored from numerous publications and papers that were published through the years. Throughout his professional career he has been involved in many professional organizations. He also was an active member of the community of Iowa City, belonging to the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club, served on the Board of Directors for Iowa City Housing Fellowship, served as treasurer of the River Heights Property Association, and as an Elder at First Presbyterian Church. His family includes his wife, Sue; their children, Katy Arterburn and her husband, David of Huntsville, AL; Brad Peterson and his wife, Amy of Gilbert, AZ; and Betsy Geist and her husband, Matthew of Bolling AFB, Washington, DC; five grandchildren, Casey Arterburn, Jason Arterburn, Lucy, Levi, and Owen Peterson; sisters, Jeanee White and her husband, Herman of Platte City, MO, Marilyn Richey of Jefferson City, MO, and Sharon Roll and her husband, Dale of St. Joseph, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is caring for Jerald’s family and his services.