Kurtis Froedtert

Kurtis R. Froedtert (1888?-1951) was a United States industrialist and benefactor. Froedtert was the head of the Froedtert Grain and Malting Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1915 to his death. His company processed germinated barley into malt, primarily for the use of the brewing industry. In its time, Froedtert Malting Company was the largest such firm in the world.

Although Froedtert originally planned to attend medical school, his father's health problems compelled him to stay close to home. He took over the family's malt company in 1915 after his father's death.

After World War II, Froedtert branched out into real estate development, developing the now-defunct Northgate and Southgate malls as well as Westgate, which was soon renamed Mayfair Mall.

Upon his death in 1951, Froedtert's will established a trust which designated $11 million dollars to go towards the creation of what would become Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital.

External links

* [http://www.froedtert.com/HealthResources/ReadingRoom/FroedtertToday/September2005Issue/ADreamComeTrue.htm Biography] from Froedtert Hospital
*Gurda, John. [http://www.retrocom.com/retromilw/southgate.htm "In 1951, Southgate changed shopping"] Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 5, 1999


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