Don L. Uhlenhopp

Feb. 16, 1927 - Jan. 1, 2007

Don L. Uhlenhopp of Sarasota, Fla., passed away quietly at home Jan. 1, 2007.

He was born Feb. 16, 1927, in Stoughton. The family moved to Waukesha, where he attended Waukesha High School and Carroll College. He served in the Navy during World War II and later attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received his bachelor of arts, bachelor of laws and doctor of laws degrees. While at the university, he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

After college, he was appointed to the staff of Life Magazine and moved to Los Angeles. The following year he was appointed to the original staff of Sports Illustrated and moved to Chicago. In 1960, he became a partner of the Dawson Co. in Miami and moved to Atlanta to open a second office. The firm represented advertising sales for Sports Illustrated, House & Garden, Esquire, Architectural Digest and Forbes Magazine. After leaving the Dawson Co., he was appointed Southern manager of Forbes Magazine and opened its first office in the South. While in Atlanta, he was a founder, past president and board member of M.A.R.S. - Magazine Advertising Representatives of the South. He retired and moved to Sarasota in 1997.

Survivors include his brother, Jack Uhlenhopp, and sister-in-law, Anne Gilchrist, of Santa Fe, N.M.; nieces, Linda Valenti and Nancy MacArthur of New Mexico and nephew John Uhlenhopp of Kriens, Switzerland.

He was a learned and caring man, respected by all who crossed his path and will be sorely missed by all who loved him.

As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to Tidwell Hospice of Sarasota, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238, or to your local Salvation Army, which feeds, clothes and shelters the less fortunate.