Dr. L. Mark Neuberger, 81, of Logan, died June 12, 1991 at his home in Logan, Utah.
He was born February 28, 1910 in Logan, Utah, a son of Marcus M. and Ida Priday Neuberger. He married Augusta Madson in the Logan LDS Temple, August 15, 1933. She died June 25, 1982. He married Anna L. Bankhead, February 1985. They were later divorced. On August 15, 1986, he married Beth B. Balling.He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Utah State University in the field of Economics. In 1967, he received a Doctor of Education Degree from Brigham Young University.
Dr. Neuberger began his 47 year career with Utah State University in 1932 as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Business Administration and advanced to the rank of Professor and Acting Head of the Department. In 1953, he was appointed Assistant to the President and later that year Executive Assistant, a position he held under two presidents. He was appointed Dean of Academic Administration in 1957, when Emeritus rank was conferred. On two occasions he served as acting President of USU. He served as Secretary to the Board of Trustees and the Institutional Council of USU from 1953 to 1979.
Service in church, civic organizations, and professional societies has been an important part of Dr. Neubergers life. He served as President of the Business Education Section of UEA. He was Director of the Logan Kiwanis Club and was Director and Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce in the 1950's. He was Resource Consultant and a member of the subcommittee responsible for drafting a section of the current Utah Master Plan for Higher Education. In 1964, he was named General Chairman of the National Security Seminar, which was sponsored by USU, Logan City, Cache County and the Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the USO National Council, 1969-79, and an active participant in the Cache Valley United Fund Drives and the Boy Scouts of America.
Dr. Neuberger was an Army Reserve Officer for 28 years. His service extended through World War II and beyond. He retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel. In recognition of his work as Coordinator of the University's ROTC programs, 1954-59, he was awarded a Certificate of Achievement by the United States Army.
Dr. Neuberger has been a regular contributor to national scholastic journals and continued to teach at least one class each quarter, along with his other duties.
In 1960, he was selected as one of 36 deans to attend the Institute for Deans at Harvard University. In 1967, he gave the Valedictory Address at the Graduate School Convocation at Brigham Young University. In 1969, he received a certificate of Distinguished Service as Secretary to Board of Trustees. In 1975, Utah State University selected him as recipient of its Distinguished Service Award.
Active in his church, Dr. Neuberger had served as Scoutmaster, Stake Clerk, President of the Sunday School, LDS Bishop and as a member of two stake High Councils. He served as a Temple Officiator in the Logan LDS Temple for 7 years.
He is listed in the directory of American Scholars, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, and Presidents and Deans of American Colleges and Universities.
He is survived by three sons and their spouses, Laurence and Sally Neuberger, San Antonio, Texas; Kirk and Marilyn Neuberger, St. George, Utah; Brian and Anna Belle Neuberger, Paradise Valley, Arizona; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, 12 noon, Logan 20th Ward Chapel, 875 North 1500 East. Friends may call at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center, in Logan, Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the church Monday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Interment, Logan Cemetery.
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