Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 24 NO. 6 - June 2020
Walt Breeze retirescontinued
Today he lives on a family farm in Ardenhurst Township south of Northome, where he and his wife Marlys raised their two children and farmed sheep and cattle. They enjoy six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
One of the positive cooperative initiatives during his time on the board was to do a better job of clearing the rights-of-way to reduce outages, he pointed out. The work to bring power to the Bear River community was also a notable initiative, he said, a very efficient operation that brought 50 new members to the cooperative.
Outside of his board responsibilities, Walt has been part of many community organizations including township government where he has served as supervisor for over 40 years. He is active in the Northome VFW Post 3869, serving as Quartermaster for over 20 years and a member of the Northome American Legion Post 499. He has also been part of leadership at Kootasca Community Action and Hope Lutheran Church
"I'd like to say that our board, over the years, has done well and gotten along very well," he said. And, he added, "it kept me busy!"