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Born, Grew up in Duluth, MN
William Leonard Jolitz was born 1917? in Duluth Minnesota. His father, Frederick William Jolitz, was a local businessman with many different businesses, among them his concrete block manufacturing plant (left: father and son). They lived in West Duluth, near the shores of Lake Superior along with his sisters.
He attended Denfeld High, went to the local junior college. He was a local sports figure in skiing, ice hockey, and football, rising to the level of winning quarterback in junior college. He entered the U.S. Army.