Roy Walz, Sauk Centre
My family moved from Nevis when I was 11, and my dad, Aloys Walz, “Lozie,” went into a partnership with my mother’s nephew, Claude Menzhuber, who had just returned from the service. While they were in the process of taking out insurance, they lost their business to fire. It was a devastating blow. Lozie helped Claude with finances to rebuild his half. They were partners for years. I remember bartending on many occasions and remember a lot of familiar faces and names from the El Paso. Mom always thought a lot of Carole as she stopped in to visit her occasionally until my dad retired in July of 1967 when he sold out to Claude and Marian. I have the copy of the sales contract. I feel a part of my life will be gone with the closing of the El Paso.