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Born: September 14, 1947

Death: July 24, 2013

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Clyde Stoltenberg

September 14, 1947  -  July 24, 2013
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Memorial services celebrating the life Clyde D. Stoltenberg, 65, of Wichita, KS, formerly of Walcott, IA, will be 10am Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St. Davenport, IA. Visitation will be 5-7pm Friday, August 2, 2013 at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Walcott Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the German American Heritage Center of Davenport or the Handel Oratorio Society.
Mr. Stoltenberg passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in Springfield, NJ.
Clyde Donald Stoltenberg was born September 14, 1947 in Davenport, a son of Wilbert Donald and Gloria May (Jebens) Stoltenberg.
He received his undergraduate degree in the classics from the University of Iowa; a graduate degree from the Columbia University School of International Affairs, where as a Lydia C. Roberts Fellow, he specialized in East Asian studies and international law and organization; and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School. He practiced law in Illinois for eight years, and then spent a year as a visiting professor of business law at the University of Kansas in 1980-81.
He started his law career in Chicago with at Altheimer and Gray in 1972 and VanDerkamp, Crampton and Snyder in Rock Island from 1974-1980. His contacts with KU and a visit to China in 1980 sparked his academic career specializing in international business. He went on to be a professor at the University of Kansas School of Business for almost 20 years specializing in international business and business law. He has also taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio, California State University, Long Beach as well as teaching abroad in Asia and Europe. In 2008 Clyde arrived at the Wichita State campus to take up the Barton distinguished chair in international business and continued teaching there until his passing.
Clyde had an interest in music and was a patron of the arts, especially symphonies, opera and personally as a singer with the Wichita Symphony Chorus, the Berkshire Choral Festival for several summers and locally with the Handel Oratorio Society at Augustana College from 1974-1980.
He was looked up to for his willingness to help professionally and personally, not only his family, but colleagues, friends and students in need.
Survivors include his mother Gloria Stoltenberg, Davenport; brother Steven Stoltenberg, Davenport; sister and brother in law Wendy Stoltenberg and Greg Huang and nephew Justin Huang, all of Iowa City, IA.
He was preceded in death by his father in 2009 and sister in law Sandy Stoltenberg in 2013.