|Robert W. Dyas in the Field (photo by his student Damon Ohlerking) 1970|
My dearest Uncle Bob (Robert W. Dyas) passed on November 10th in the evening soon after Jamie Elizabeth Hudrlik and I left his side at Northcrest in Ames, Iowa. He was 95 and one half years old. Uncle Bob touched so many lives as a professor, uncle, brother and friend. He was married to dearest Aunt Lu (they were married in 1956) who passed away in June of 2004. We will all miss him dearly and his spirit lives on in each of us. This photo was taken in the field by a student of his, Damon Ohlerking, in 1970. The inscription on the back of the photo says "my teacher". Bob retired as a Distinguished Emeritus Professor in 1989 from the Landscape Architect Dept. at Iowa State where he taught from 1960 - 1989. My Uncle Bob meant the world to me.
|Uncle Bob Dyas and Myself, May 2007, Ames, Iowa|
|Dick, Bob and Jack Dyas on the Dyas Farm, September 2005|
Published in the book Natural Landscaping: Designing with Native Plant Communities, University of Wisconsin Press