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John A. Holtet ( Missoula 1961 )

posted: Feb 5, 2023

John, 82, died January 10, 2023, in Missoula. He was born July 2, 1940, in Hamilton, Montana. John graduated from Darby H.S. in 1958 where lettered in multiple sports. He met his future wife, Sandy, in high school and they were married in 1962.

John attended Western Montana College, Northern Montana College, and received a Liberal Arts Degree from the University of Montana in Education in 1964. He jumped at Missoula from 1961-1965.

John taught school in St. Ignatius, Montana, Dickenson, ND, and in Sunnyvale, California. John left the teaching profession in 1967 and joined a publisher of educational materials. During John's 33 years in educational publishing, he was with different publishers and traveled all over the United States, and Canada. John's responsibilities during his career included being a sales representative, educational consultant, and regional manager for 13 Western states, three Provinces of Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii.