Dwight Holcombe ’51 Inducted 1988

Football and Hockey

Dwight   Holcombe

Dwight Holcombe Jr. stands as a living illustration of the old maxim, "Like father, like son." Dwight's father is one of the charter members of the Gustavus Hall of Fame, and like his father, Dwight Junior excelled at the sports that were part of his college experience. He was a member af the 1948, 1949, and 1950 football teams, becoming recognized his senior year as a premiere pass-catcher on that season's MIAC championship team.
Though Dwight distinguished himself at Gustavus with the pigskin, the puck may have been his projectile of choice. Dwight took the ice as a wing for the Gustie hockey team each of his four years, serving as coach of the team in 1951.
His athletic success at Gustavus has stayed with him in his later life Dwight was president and chief executive officer of Marigold Foods in Minneapolis, producer of Kemps Ice Cream. He has also continued to serve Gustavus through a term on the board of trustees, of which he was president from 1983-1985. Dwight and his wife Carol live on the Hawk Ridge Farm in Elk River, MN. They are the parents of two children, Dwight and David.