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Chancellor Emeritus George Field, who served UW-River Falls from 1968 to 1985 and presided over more than 30 graduation ceremonies, returned to the Spring 2009 commencement at UW-RF to hand a diploma to his granddaughter, Carey Field. Carey graduated from River Falls High School in 2004. UWRF Information photo.

George Field, UW-RF's last President, first Chancellor, dies at 82

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A memorial service for George R. Field, chancellor of UW-River Falls until 1985, will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Ezekiel Lutheran Church in River Falls.

Field, 82, died Friday, Feb. 10th at United Hospital in St. Paul following a short illness.

There will be no visitation prior to the service, but friends and admirers are invited to a gathering following the service at the University Center, according to Cashman Hill Funeral Home.

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