Stedtfeld Family

MC123 - Biographical Sketch

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Norman Virgil Stedtfeld: Norman Stedtfeld was born January 27, 1908 in Pocatello, Idaho. He graduated from Pocatello High School in 1926 and attended Idaho Technical Institute in Pocatello which became the University of Idaho Southern Branch during his second year. He then attended law school at University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow, Idaho graduating in 1932 with an LLB. He became a member of the Idaho State Bar in 1933. Mr. Stedtfeld went to work for Garrett Terminal Corporation in 1935 as Secretary-Treasurer and was promoted to Vice President-Secretary of Garrett Freightlines in 1957. He married Ella Mae McAllister in 1936. They have two daughters, Karen and Mary Ann. Mr. Stedtfeld served as a member of the Pocatello Chamber of Commerce and the Pocatello Rotary. He served as Idaho Vice President of the ATA, on the Governorís Interim Tax Committee and on the committees of Idaho Motor Transport, Utah Motor Transport, Montana Motor Transport, and the Western Highway Institute. He retired from Garrett Freightlines in 1970 but still kept track of the happenings of the company. Mr. Stedtfeld died in February of 1994.

Pauline Stedtfeld: Pauline Elvida Stedtfeld was born in Asker Norway December 4, 1879. She came to Utah with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Evans, when she was ten. She married Fred Stedtfeld in 1900 in Salt Lake City and moved to Pocatello in 1904. She died January 24, 1984 in the Bannock County Nursing Home at age 104.

Fred Stedtfeld: Fred Henry Stedtfeld was born October 13, 1974 in Indianapolis, Indiana. His parents, Henry Stedtfeld and Sophia Frodeman came to the U.S. from Germany. He married Pauline Elvida Evins (Evenson) in Salt Lake City in 1900 where he was working as a chef. They moved to Pocatello, Idaho in 1904 where he opened Fredís Cafť which he operated until he died August 21, 1948.