David A. Legg PhD.

September 7, 1947July 5, 2014
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David A. Legg, PhD., 66, of Fort Wayne, passed away on July 5, 2014, at his home, with his family by his side. Born on September 7, 1947 he was a son of the late Otis D. and Maryellen (Harter) Legg. He was a graduate of Purdue University (B.S. in 1969, M.S. in 1970 and PhD. in 1973) and had been a professor of mathematics since 1974 at IPFW, where he served as chair of the mathematics department for 13 years. Professor Legg also served as the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and assistant vice chancellor of IPFW. He was a member of Sigma Xi Honor Society, Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society and Sigma Pi Physics Honor Society. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Colette E. (Houck) Legg; sons, Alan Legg, of Lafayette and Eric Legg, of Indiana; daughter, Lisa (Joel) Bregin, of Fort Wayne; brother, Steve (Valerie) Legg, of Wyoming. Funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday July 9, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior to service. Calling will also be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday July 8, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.


  • Calling Tuesday, July 8, 2014
  • Calling Tuesday, July 8, 2014
  • Calling Wednesday, July 9, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 9, 2014

David A. Legg PhD.

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Rebecca (Wilkerson) Williamson

May 4, 2015

So sorry to just now learn of David's death. He was one of my favorite cousins as a kid- so smart and funny. His dad and my dad, Raymond Wilkerson, were real buddies. I'm not even sure how we are all related, I think it is through our grandparents. My grandmother was one of the 8 Legg siblings.

Lisa Bregin

November 19, 2014

I think of you every day, Dad. I keep expecting to see you in your recliner watching the game with your salt shaker close by. I love you!

Todd Feipel

October 21, 2014

Best professor I have EVER had! He was the only one that made calculus easy.

Colette Legg

September 8, 2014

Happy Birthday honey! I thought about you all day. Today I went to church, brought you some fall flowers and watched home movies of you with the kids. Love you forever!!

Jim Killin

September 7, 2014

Thinking of Dave today, his birthday.

Steve Legg

September 7, 2014

Thinking of Dave on his birthday. We miss him so much. Hope he is still making the rounds visiting with friends and family in Heaven.

Steve & Valerie Legg

Colleen Houck and family - Matthew, Dustin, Nicholas, and Nicole

September 6, 2014

Dave was a wonderful brother-in-law and uncle who we sadly lost too soon. He was a caring and thoughtful person who was always good-humored, and we will miss his laughter and wit. We will remember him most for his sweet disposition and kind spirit; he always had a smile and kind word for everyone. Forever inspired by his optimism and generosity, we will keep him in our hearts forever.

Craig Baker

July 17, 2014

He was one fine professor in one of my last math classes needed before I graduated. I love the pictures! and the beard! He must have liked Professor Lipman's beard to start his! From one scout to another. GodSpeed!

Shawn Legg

July 16, 2014

As we are reading over all the lovely sentiments about David and his life, it is sad to not have known him beyond our childhood. As kids, we would stay at our Uncle Otis and Aunt Maryellen's house. We remember David would be in and out, most likely visiting from college and that he was a mathematician! We are sorry for your loss of a much loved, admired and accomplished man.

Shawn D. Legg (Los Angeles)
Lori Legg (Indianapolis)

P.S. We both agree David has strong resemblance to another cousin, Larry (Jeanette's son).

Marlow Anderson

July 15, 2014

Thanks for your beautiful and moving post, Colette. You have our love Marlow & Audrey