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FINN Z. GURHOLT, RESTAURATEUR, DIES AT AGE 70

Prominent restaurateur Finn Zakeus Gurholt, 70, died Sunday, June 16, 1991.

Mr. Gurholt owned and operated Finn's Restaurant for more than 30 years. He was a noted skier and raconteur.Mr. Gurholt was born July 5, 1920 in Oslo, Norway, the son of Gudrun and Zakeus Gurholt. He was educated in Oslo where he graduated from school with a proficiency as a pastry chef.

Mr. Gurholt joined the Norwegian merchant marines following the invasion of Norway by Germany during World War II. He jumped ship in New York City in 1945 and eventually gained legal admittance to the United States.

He married longtime sweetheart Grete Wang on March 27, 1951, after her arrival in the United States from Norway. He began his career as chef and restaurateur in 1952, working for the Rustler and Peruvian lodges in Alta before opening Finn's.

Memorial services are scheduled Wednesday, noon, at O'Donnell Mortuary, 372 E. 100 South. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to the American Lung Association, 1960 S. 1100 East.