In memoriam: Poultry scientist Milton Sunde

56101c1875e0e.imageEmeritus professor of animal science Milton Lester Sunde died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, after a long and prosperous life.

Born in South Dakota in 1921, Sunde earned his bachelor’s degree in poultry science at South Dakota State University and served in the military before moving to Madison in 1947 to pursue further academic studies. He received an M.S. in poultry science and biochemistry in 1949, and a Ph.D. in poultry science in 1950. He joined the UW Department of Poultry Husbandry (now part of the Department of Animal Sciences) as an instructor in 1949, rising to professor in 1957, and served as department chair for 15 years.

For more on Sunde’s life and accomplishments or to leave a memory, please see his obituary at Cress Funeral Services.

Friends may join the family for a visitation at Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Rd, Madison, on Wednesday, October 7th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, October 8th at 11 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Ave, Madison. Milton will be laid to rest at Forest Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the UW Milton L. Sunde Scholarship Fund (#12-04-0228), University of Wisconsin Foundation, 1848 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53726-4090, or Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI 53703-2108.