Photo courtesy of Gearhart Funeral Home

Floyd M. Stolt

Blaine, Minnesota

May 4, 1933 – Sep 21, 2013

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I have had some trouble posting the rest of the "Defining Moments" to the website. If you would like to read the rest, you should be able to contact me through this website and I can send you a copy of the whole thing.

Part 4 of "Defining Moments"

Our first ND winter hit like a sledgehammer. The southern boys couldn't believe that people could actually survive such harsh conditions. We were issued hip length parkas with hoods and no one lingered between buildings on our windy little knob. I spent many evenings at Bev's house playing cards and shooting the breeze with her folks. Her mother Stella was a hard working housewife who had a passion for bowling and playing cards. Her dad...

I was Floyd's high school classmate. we were saddened to hear of his death. I spent a good deal of time online looking for a current address and called some numbers but no luck.

Thank you for adding the "Defining Moments" series. I will print and forward them to Richard Grams, another classmate who has been wanting to contact Floyd.

The exempts tell so much aboout the person he became...we were all somewhat unformed in our teens


Floyd and I met as Freshmen in the fall of 1954 at NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY. During our first two years, we studied together and then we split because Floyd went to pursue an "Electrical Engineering" Degree and I went into "Civil Engineering. We both graduated in the Spring of 1958.

Attached is a photo of Floyd and me taken on 5-29-2009 when he came to visit me.

Three years ago the New Ulm High School Class of 1950 held its 50th reunion. Some of us suggested having another in a couple of years, rather than waiting until 2015. We had that intermediate gathering last weekend in New Ulm. We tried to find your address but failed. As it happened, our classmate, Donnald Boelter, died at the reunion, September 20th. You joined him the next day. We miss you both.

Another Excerpt from "Defining Moments"

part 3 in the series

When the base water system needed to be shut down for 3 days, we were told, if at all possible, to ‘take off'. An airman from Minneapolis was driving home and looking for riders so Nubbs and I decided to go with him as far as St. Cloud. From there on we planned to hitchhike to New Ulm. A piece of cake, right? What is it they say about the best laid plans? When we got to St. Cloud it was getting...

Another excerpt from "Defining Moments"

As Christmas 1950 approached, the war in Korea was not going well. The usual notification that the training schools would close between Christmas and New Years and Leaves given the students was delayed. We were issued the new blue winter uniforms and continued classes. Finally the word came that we would have Leave. The late notice did not allow the transportation services enough time to schedule resources to handle the hundreds...

Excerpt from "Defining Moments" my dad wrote about his life:

Someone once said that coincidences were our Higher Power's way of remaining anonymous. I think there is more than a little truth in that. I have experienced coincidences in my life that were so significant that they became defining moments; that is, they provided a whole new direction or dimension to my life. They were always provided to me, free of charge, out of the blue and never solicited.
I was...

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I worked with Floyd at Control Data and Midwest Systems. I was planning to give him a call to meet for breakfast. We had breakfast several times at Denny's over the past years. I was surprised to see his obit in the paper this morning. I am sorry for your loss. You have my sympathy. I will remember our discussions at work and breakfast.
Dick Snell.


Floyd's Obituaries

Floyd M. StoltAge 80 Of BlainePassed away September 21, 2013. Survived by children, Janna Sletten, Susan Stolt and Charles (Jayne) Stolt; grandchildren, Clarissa, Wesley and Samuel; brother, Harvey (Garnette) Stolt; nieces and nephews. Private family services to be held. Gearhart 763-755-6300...

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