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Dwight Charles Vredenburg Edit Profile

Supermarket chain executive

Dwight Charles Vredenburg was American supermarket chain executive. Named Citizen of Year, 1965-1966. Served with United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1944. Member Masons, Shriners, Des Moines Club.

Background

Vredenburg, Dwight Charles was born on January 17, 1914 in Lamoni, Iowa, United States. Son of David Milton and Kate Emelyn (Putnam) Vredenburg.

Education

Student, Graceland College, 1934. Doctor of Laws, Graceland College, 1988. Bachelor of Science in Commerce, University Iowa, 1935.

Career

Store manager, Hy-Vee Food Stores Inc., Chariton, Iowa., 1935-1938;president, Hy-Vee Food Stores Inc., Chariton, Iowa., from 1938;chief Executive officer, Hy-Vee Food Stores Inc., Chariton, Iowa., 1978-1989;chairman, Hy- Vee Food Stores Inc., Chariton, Iowa., 1978-1989;president, Chariton Storage Companypresident, director, Iamo Realty Company.

Membership

Served with United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1944. Member Masons, Shriners, Des Moines Club.

Connections

Married Ruth Irene Taylor, April 25, 1937. Children: John, Martha Vredenburg Kraklow, Charles.

father:
David Milton Vredenburg

mother:
Kate Emelyn (Putnam) Vredenburg

spouse:
Ruth Irene Taylor

child:
John Vredenburg

child:
Martha Vredenburg Kraklow Vredenburg

child:
Charles Vredenburg