John died April 5, 2020, in St. Cloud, Minn., his lifetime home.  

He was a graduate of St. Paul Academy in St. Cloud. John came to Princeton after brief service in the Army at the end of World War II, and served again during the Korean War. He majored in economics and was a member of Tower Club.  

John left Princeton in 1949, prior to graduation, and went to work at Waldorf Paper Products Co., a manufacturer of paper-packaging products. Other than his two-year time back in the Army, he spent his entire career with Waldorf (later Champion International), retiring in 1997 after a credited 48 years of service. 

John was a lifetime member of the House of Hope Presbyterian Church, close to his St. Paul Academy classmates and active in many community organizations. He loved travels near and far with his wife, Polly, and his many friends often commented on his “infectious laugh” and his ability to treat everyone with dignity and respect. 

John is survived by Polly; his children, David, Peter, and Lisa; and six grandchildren. We send our condolences and respect to his entire family. 

Undergraduate Class of 1949