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Retired dentist stays active with interests ranging far and wide

 

October 28, 2020

HENRY WOLTHUIS stands with his accordian outside his Fire Haus ice cream shop, which he founded after getting bored following his retirement from dentistry.

When Henry Wolthuis retired from his dentistry practice in Sweet Home in 2014, he found himself waking up with little to do.

"I probably did a lot of sitting around," he said, as if recalling a former life.

Wolthuis kept himself busy with his two tree farms –"a fun project," he said – but his enterprising mind set eyes on the local laundromat that had been for sale for years.

He was most interested in the potential of the building, not so much the laundromat itself, but Wolthuis learned quickly that the laundry facility was serving a big need in town, so it stayed.

After purchasing the...



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