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Clarence R. Alt PDF Print E-mail

Sept. 18, 1907 - March 2, 2014

Clarence R. Alt, 106, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Venice, Fla., Edina, Minn., and Manitowoc, Wis., passed away of natural causes on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

He was born in Algoma, Wis., on Sept. 18, 1907.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Nobles Alt; his son, Rowe Baker Alt; and grandson, Nathan Pat­rick Alt.

He is survived by daughter, Mary Ellen Alt; sons, John D. Alt and Orrin Alt (Amy); grandchildren, Kris­to­fer Alt (Jill), Sarah Malecha (Chris) and Amy Elizabeth Alt; and great-grandchildren, Sawyer Alt and Calvin Alt.

Clarence graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1934, earning his CPA degree. While attending school he met his future wife, Beulah Nobles.

After graduation, Clarence became an auditor for the Wisconsin Tax Commission. He became employed by the Rahr Malting Co. in Manitowoc. The company moved to Shakopee, Minn., and Clar­ence served as its President and Chief Executive Officer.

In addition, Clarence was the head of the Barley and Malt Institute.

Clarence was a board member of Camp Manito-Wish YMCA of Boulder Junction, Wis.

Clarence Alt emphasized that business work was always second to family.

Clarence was instrumental in setting up a “forest” for schoolchildren. The result was a 100-acre Rahr Memorial Forest just north of Two Rivers, Wis.

Clarence always worked quietly, firmly, usually in the background and speaking in terms of “we” or “the group” and not as an Alt or a Rahr-dominated thing.

In Minneapolis, he was very active in the Boys and Girls Club.

He also was a member of St. Patrick’s Church of Edina, Minn., and St. Michael the Archangel of Siesta Key in Sarasota, Fla.

He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Minikahda Country Club of Minneapolis and Mission Valley Country Club of Venice. He also was a member of the Venice Yacht Club.

He enjoyed his cabin on Big Portage Lake in northern Wisconsin. Clarence was an en­thu­siastic fisherman and hunter.

A funeral Mass was held March 17, 2014, at Church of St. Patrick in Edina. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Camp Manito-Wish YMCA, P.O. Box 245, Boulder Junction, WI 54512, the Heart Society or donor’s choice.

Edina Chapel 952-920-3996


Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:51 AM

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