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Robert Francis Karolevitz, American writer. Named to South Dakota Hall of Fame, 1978, South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame, 1997, Distinguished Alumnus South Dakota State University; recipient Wrangler Statuette National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Heritage Center, Oklahoma City.

Background

Karolevitz, Robert Francis was born on April 26, 1922 in Yankton, South Dakota, United States. Son of Frank Bernard and Martha Anne (Rathjen) Karolevitz.

Education

Bachelor of Science, South Dakota State College, 1947. Master of Science, University Oregon, 1950. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Mount Marty College, 1999.

Works

Membership

Board trustee South Dakota State History Society, Pierre, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota Hall of Fame, Chamberlain, South Dakota State University, Brookings. Captain United States Army, 1943-1946, 51-52, Korea. Member Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars (life), American Legion (life), Elks (life), Society of Professional Journalists (life), South Dakota State History Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golfing, fishing, 1940s music.

Connections

Married Phyllis Jane Gunderson, January 4, 1951. Children: Jan Marie, Martha Jill.

father:
Frank Bernard Karolevitz

mother:
Martha Anne (Rathjen) Karolevitz

spouse:
Phyllis Jane Gunderson

children:
Jan Marie Karolevitz

Martha Jill Karolevitz