John G. “Jack” MahowaldJohn G. “Jack” Mahowald, 74, of Grand Forks, ND, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.
John Griffin Mahowald was born January 27, 1938 in Fargo, ND. He attended St. Michael’s Catholic School before attending St. John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville, MN. Jack served in the United States Army Reserve in the early 1960’s before attending St. John’s University and then the University of North Dakota where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business. Jack married Margaret Anne DeMers on April 23, 1966 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks, MN. He owned and operated Dacotah Leather Company in Grand Forks for over 5 decades. He was a private pilot with a passion for flying. He was an avid reader and sports fan with a love for auto racing. He enjoyed traveling annually to Grand Cayman Island, B.W.I.