In Memory: Dr. Edward Northrop (PU DVM ’75)

Friday, February 12, 2021

The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened by the passing of a member of the DVM Class of 1975, Dr. Edward J. Northrop, of Mulberry, Ind., who died February 5 at his home following a long-term illness. He was 71.

A native of Clinton County and graduate of Clinton Central High School, Dr. Northrop earned his bachelor’s degree in animal sciences at Purdue University in 1972 and his DVM degree three years later.  He worked in private practice for 45 years, serving as owner/operator of the Northrop Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Northrop also was involved in equine management and horse breeding.  In addition, he was a mentor of future veterinarians and for many years visited St. Matthews Preschool to explain veterinary medicine to the children. He also served as a Boy Scout Leader and Master and sponsored Greater Lafayette soccer teams.  An expert at growing green beans and an avid woodworker, Dr. Northrop is remembered as an all-star husband, father, and grandfather.

Visitation will be this evening, Friday, February 12 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and tomorrow, Saturday, February 13, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, Ind., with the funeral service immediately following at 11:00 a.m. Out of respect for the health and safety of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.  Memorial donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, c/o Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

Click here to view a complete obituary, send condolences, and view a memorial tribute video.

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr |

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