former Senator and co-founder of Kohl’s dies at 88 – .

17 Herbert Kohl was a businessman, politician, and philanthropist who was a former U.S. Senator, previous owner of the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team, and co-founder of Kohl’s department stores with his brother and father.  Herbert Kohl’s legacy  Kohl lived out his 88 years in his hometown of Milwaukee as a prominent businessman, politician, and philanthropist.… Continue reading former Senator and co-founder of Kohl’s dies at 88 – .

cofounder of Wings and the Moody Blues dies at 79 – .

368 Denny Laine was an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist who cofounded Wings and the Moody Blues. Denny Laine’s legacy Laine was fronting his first band, Denny Laine and the Diplomats, when Ray Thomas (1941–2018) and Mike Pinder asked him to join the new band they were forming, the M&B 5. That group quickly evolved… Continue reading cofounder of Wings and the Moody Blues dies at 79 – .

Marvelettes co-founder dies at 79 – .

196 Katherine Anderson Schaffner was a singer with the Marvelettes, known for such hits as “Please Mr. Postman.”  Katherine Anderson Schaffner’s legacy  Schaffner was one of five schoolmates who formed a girl group to sing in a talent show in 1961. She was already a veteran of the Inkster High School glee club in Inkster,… Continue reading Marvelettes co-founder dies at 79 – .

co-founder of Adobe Systems dies at 82 – .

177 John Warnock was a computer scientist and tech businessman who co-founded Adobe Systems, makers of software mainstays like Illustrator, Photoshop, and the ubiquitous PDF file format.  John Warnock’s legacy  Warnock’s first forays into STEM weren’t particularly successful – he failed mathematics at Olympus High School in Utah. However, he went on to earn mathematics… Continue reading co-founder of Adobe Systems dies at 82 – .

co-founder of A&M Records dies at 88 – .

272 Jerry Moss was a record executive who co-founded A&M Records, for a time the world’s largest independent record company, and was later inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  Jerry Moss’ legacy  Though Moss’ legacy would be most closely tied to music, it wasn’t where he initially started his journey. He graduated… Continue reading co-founder of A&M Records dies at 88 – .

The Band cofounder dies, 80 – .

10 Robbie Robertson was a songwriter and musician who cofounded the classic Americana group The Band, writing “The Weight” and several more of their best-known songs, as well as playing lead guitar for Bob Dylan. Robbie Robertson’s legacy  Born in Canada to an Indigenous mother and a Jewish father who was killed in a hit-and-run,… Continue reading The Band cofounder dies, 80 – .

Journey co-founder dies at 76 – .

16 George Tickner was a guitarist and songwriter who co-founded Journey.  George Tickner’s legacy  Tickner got his start playing guitar in the bands Faun and Frumious Bandersnatch. In 1973, he and Frumious Bandersnatch member Ross Valory joined Neil Schon, Gregg Rolie, and Prairie Prince to form Journey. Tickner played rhythm guitar to Schon’s lead guitar… Continue reading Journey co-founder dies at 76 – .

COVID Claims Life Of “The Exponent” Co-Founder

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (trfnews.i234.me) COVID has claimed the life of “The Exponent” newspaper co-founder in East Grand Forks – Annette Strandell, co-founder of the Exponent newspaper in East Grand Forks, has died at 77. – She died on November 3 due to complications from COVID-19. – Annette and her husband Warren started the newspaper… Continue reading COVID Claims Life Of “The Exponent” Co-Founder

LPGA co-founder dies at 89 – .

123 Marlene Hagge-Vossler was one of the 13 women who co-founded the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) in 1950, the last of the group to survive.  Marlene Hagge-Vossler’s legacy  Hagge-Vossler was playing golf almost as soon as she could walk, and she soon became a champion. Going by her maiden name of Marlene Bauer, she… Continue reading LPGA co-founder dies at 89 – .

Angie’s List cofounder dies at 57 – .

227 Bill Oesterle was an online entrepreneur and influential political activist as well as the cofounder and CEO of Angie’s List, a pioneering website that was devoted to connecting users to local home improvement contractors.  Bill Oesterle’s legacy  When Bill Oesterle partnered with Angie Hicks in 1995 to create Angie’s List, the pair was among… Continue reading Angie’s List cofounder dies at 57 – .