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Frank Stolt Rites Nov. 12, 1946 At Tacoma, Washington


Frank W. Stolt was born in Andover, Illinois, 24 Oct. 1860. In 1868 the family moved to Iowa near Boone. In the spring of 1876 they moved to Crawford county, and in the fall of 1876 they again moved to Wheeler township, Sac county.  In 1882, Mr. Stolt went to Bloomfield, Illinois to attend business college. In 1885 he was married to Mary Norelius of Kiron. Four children were born to this union: Edna, Cora, Esther and Ralph. Ralph died at the age of one year, and Mrs. Stolt met a tragic death in March 1897.  From 1889 to 1897, Mr. Stolt was employed by the Farmers Lumber Yard in Odebolt, and later was manager of the Green Bay Lumber Company in Odebolt, a position he held until he retired in 1928.

In 1900 he married Ruth Traver. Two children were born to them: Anita and George. In partnership with his son, George, he operated a dairy business until 1934, when the family moved to Centralia, Washington and later to Ridgefield. Ruth Stolt, his wife, died 10 December 1943 in Ridgefield, Washington.

On September 10, 1946, Mr. Stolt was taken ill and was admitted to a Tacoma hospital where he submitted to an operation for a clot in the vein of his right leg which necessitated an amputation above the knee. After being in the hospital for eight weeks, he succumbed to pneumonia on 9 Nov. 1946.  Surviving are Edna of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Cora Holden of Seattle, Washington; Esther Lamb of Tacoma, Washington; Anita of Tacoma, and George of Ridgefield, Washington; three grandchildren, Marjorie and Dorothy Stolt, and Bob Holden, and one great grandchild, Lee Michael Holden of Seattle; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Owen of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Emma Engberg of Santa Monica, California.

While a resident of Odebolt, Mr. Stolt was active in religious, civic and fraternal organizations. He was a member of the Methodist church, served on the school board, was secretary of the Cemetery Association, and served as justice of the peace.


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