Michael Egolf 1947 - 2023.
Michael Egolf of Dahlonega Georgia passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, peacefully at home after losing his battle with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. Michael was born in October of 1947, the son of Dorothy and Kenneth Egolf from Ligonier Indiana. Michael is survived by his wife Sylvia, son Timothy and wife Kristin of Frisco, Texas; son Kevin and wife LeeAnn, of Cumming Georgia; and four grandchildren: Austin and Alyssa (Texas), and Griffin and Evan (Georgia). Surviving siblings are sister Peggy (Gary) Tope of Madison, Indiana, and brother Gary (Paula) Egolf of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael was proceeded in death by his parents and brother Stephen. Sylvia was his lifelong best friend and soul mate, whom he met on a blind date in high school in 1964. Married during the “Summer of Love” they would have celebrated their 56th anniversary in August. He and his wife Sylvia lived in several cities in Indiana, Dallas, Texas, and most recently in Dahlonega, Georgia after retiring from Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana. Michael earned his undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University and his masters degree from Purdue University with magna cum laude honors. His career consisted of approximately 25 years in retailing, and 26 years in higher education, which included Director of MIS, Vice President and Officer for Danner’s Inc. (Indiana), System Manager of ADG Corporation (NY, NY), Director of IT and Corporate Officer for Zale Corporation (Dallas, TX), and 25 years with Indiana University as Associate Director of IT, and Program Director of IT Emergency Management. He retired from Indiana University in 2013 and moved to Georgia in 2015 to be closer to family. He loved to research, read, travel, bike, hike, work with computers and various home electronic gizmos, and debate just about anything, particularly politics. He also loved his dogs Samson and Rhudi. A memorial service to honor the life of Michael Egolf is planned for Friday, May 12th at Dahlonega Funeral home. Final burial will be Orange Cemetery in Brimfield, Indiana. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, those that are interested may contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in his name.
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