Wolfgang M.H. Sachtler (92), Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University, passed away on January 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born November 8, 1924. After a long career in catalysis research at Shell, Amsterdam, and as a professor at the University of Leiden, Wolfgang joined the faculty of Northwestern University, Evanston, as the Director of the Center for Catalysis and Surface Science in 1983. He is survived by his wife, Anne-Lore Sachtler; their son and daughter-in-law, Adriaan and Patricia Sachtler; daughter and son-in-law, Heike and Niek Zaman; daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Craig Alton; grandchildren, Karl Putz, Matthew and Michelle Sachtler, Patrique and Paul Josse Zaman; and greatgrandchildren, Murphy and Meadow Putz. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation to follow until 5:00 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd. at Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to your favorite charity. Info: 847 675-1990 or www.donnellanfuneral.com .
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