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John R. Stoltze ’17

Published in May 15, 1991, issue

JACK STOLTZE died at his home in Afton, Minn., Jan. 16, 1991. He was born in St. Paul Nov. 23, 1895, and attended MR School in Penn. before entering Princeton, where he roomed with "Teak" White and was a member of Tower Club. In WWI he was second It. of field artillery, with service at the front in the A.E.F. The first eight years after the war he spent with Crystal oil & Refining Co. in La., then returned to St. Paul to take charge, two years later, of the family business4umber business in Saskatchewan, mills In Montana~ and farm lands in North Dakota. He started a small milk business on a family farm near Stillwater Maple Island, Inc. During Vietnam it became the Armed Forces' largest supplier of wholemilk powder, beside a countrywide civilian business. Jack remained chain= of Maple Island until his death and was also chairman of Reliance Lumber Co. Ltd. and F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co. He was chairman of Summit School, St. Paul, at various times from 1934 to 1957, a charter member of St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Board, and was active in the Minneapolis Bach Society. He was also on the Board of American Viewpoint, Inc., of N.Y. He is survived by three daughters, a son, ten grandchildren, and 12 greatgrandchildren, to all of whom we sent our sincerest sympathy.

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