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Clarence R. Alt


1907 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Alt, Clarence R.
Sep. 18, 1907 - Mar. 2, 2014
Clarence R. Alt, 106, of Sarasota, Florida formerly of Venice, Florida, Edina, Minnesota and Manitowoc, Wisconsin passed away of natural causes on Sunday March 2, 2014. He was born in Algoma, Wisconsin on September 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 Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
The company moved to Shakopee, Minnesota 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 of Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. Clarence Alt emphasized that business work was always second to family. Clarence was instrumental in setting up a "forest" for school children. The result was a 100 acre Rahr Memorial Forest just north of Two Rivers. Wisconsin. Clarence always worked quietly, firmly, usually in the background and speaking in terms of "we" and "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 a member of St. Patricks church of Edina, Minnesota and St. Michael the Archangle of Siesta Key of Sarasota, Florida. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Minikahda country club of Minneapolis and Mission Valley country club of Venice, Florida. He was also a member of the Venice Yacht Club. He enjoyed his cabin on Big Portage Lake in Northern Wisconsin. Clarence was an enthusiast fisherman and hunter. On March 8th, Saturday, there will be a visitation at the Gulf Gate Chapel of Toale Brothers at 6903 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida from 4 PM to 9 PM. Final interment will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Camp Manito-Wish P.O. Box 246 Boulder Jct., Wisconsin 54512, the heart society or donors choice.


Published in Herald Tribune from Mar. 5 to Mar. 9, 2014
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