Alfred A Stoelting (1876-1957)
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Date: 2/25/2021 at 10:21:00
Alfred Stoelting, 80, Former Businessman, Dies at San Diego
Death claimed a well-known former businessman, Alfred A. Stoelting, in Long Beach, California, early Saturday morning. He succumbed to lung cancer and complications at the age of 80, at the home of his son, Arthur Stoelting.
Details of the last rites and burial were not known as the Times went to press exdept that cremation took place at San Diego.
Mr. Stoelting, who retired several years ago, moved to California last April after the death of his wife. He was one of the town's earlier businessmen, operating a dry goods stor here about forty years ago. This business was located in the present Lehmann Variety store location. He then was the proprietor of the Council Oak grocery, which was in the present north section of the Lemke grocery.
Following that, he worked with William Krull for a number of years, as a painter and a paper hanger.
Alfred Stoelting was born February24, 1876, in Davenport. In November, 1901, he was married to Oma Evans, and the couple made their home at Peterson, where he operated a dry goods store. They came to Paullina in 1909. they celebrated their golden wedding at their former hom on Rutledge Street in 1951.
He was honored as a 50 year member of the Masonic lodge a few years ago, in recognition of his years of faithful service. He was admitted to membership in 1900 and served as secretary of the local lodge for seven years from 1941 through 1947.
He is survived by two sons, Arthur of San Diego, and Robert of Charleston, West Virginia, and two grandchildren.
Paullina (Iowa) Times, 17 Jan 1957, p1
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