Thursday, September 17, 2015

Gaylord "Tarzan" Woltzen

Gaylord Theodor "Tarzan" Woltzen

June 29, 1905
Roanoke, IL

July 21, 1995
East Peoria, IL

1921-22 Roanoke High School - Illinois (High School)
1922-23 Roanoke High School - Illinois (High School)
1923-24 Roanoke High School - Illinois (High School)
1925-26 Bradley University (College)
1926-27 Bradley University (College)
1927-28 Bradley University (College)
1937-38 Kankakee Gallagher Trojans (NBL)

Woltzen was born in Roanoke, Illinois, to Johann (1879-1946) and Mayme (Brown) Woltzen (1885-1984). Johann, or "John", was sheriff of Woodford County (IL). Gaylord played basketball at Bradley University ('28), and joined Gallagher in 1937. He later worked in the insurance industry.

Woltzen married Alice Looger (1906-1988) on August 3, 1932. Woltzen died in East Peoria, Illinois, in 1995 at 90.

Decatur Herald, April 6, 1943
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IN), January 8, 1946


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