Delmar Charles Multhauf, 87, a retired professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UW-SP), died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at the chapel from noon Thursday until the service.
Condolences may be available online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Multhauf was born May 2, 1924, in Hartford, a son of the late John A. and Marie (Pfragner) Multhauf. He lived and worked on the family farm, southeast of Hartford, until the age of 16. In 1940 the family moved to the city of Hartford, where he graduated from Hartford High School in 1942.
He was drafted for service in World War II and was sent to Europe. He served in the Army Air Corps. 30th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. The 30th was the first Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in the 9th Air Force.
On his return from service he went to college on the G.I. Bill. He attended Oshkosh State Teachers College and received an undergraduate degree in geography in 1949. Following graduation he taught part-time at what is now the UW-La Crosse and UW-Whitewater while attending UW-Madison. He received a master’s degree in geography in 1953. In 1955, he went to New York City to further his education at Columbia University. He attained a doctorate degree in 1958 after three years.
He started his full-time teaching career in the fall of 1958 at Danbury State Teachers College in Danbury, Conn. In 1962 he transferred to Mankato State Teachers College in Mankato, Minn. In 1964 he returned to Oshkosh at what is now UW-Oshkosh. Then in 1966 one final transfer upward brought him to UW-Stevens Point, where he remained until his retirement in 1989.
Mr. Multhauf served as his department’s chairman and was active in the development of the new geography major options in cartography, urban/economic activities and physical environment.
He was married to Shirley L. Evert in 1953. They later divorced.
He contributed articles to the American Rose Society’s magazine.
Survivors include one son, Charles (Paulette), Sheboygan Falls; one daughter, Michele (Fred) Abler, Lake Delton; his ex-wife, Shirley; and a special friend, Bonnie Bonney, St. George, Utah.