If Cyril and George Rumreich, brothers, had not lost, by death, their mother and father when they were quite young the chances are that they would not be associated with
Eli Lilly and Company as representatives in Minneapolis and Grand Rapids, Minnesota. For after the death of their parents the Rumreich children, five in all,
were reared by a kind-hearted old uncle, physician and druggist, Dr. E. A. Rumreich, Mahnomen, Minn.
So, as small boys they became familiar with the duties of a drug clerk and chose pharmacy as their work.
They attended school in Mahnomen, and "Cy" received his B.S. degree in 1930 from North Dakota College of Pharmacy.
After resigning as manager of a drug store in Minneapolis, "Cy" came with Lilly and Company in 1935, with headquarters at Grand Forks.
On December 1, 1939, Rumreich (Cyril) was transferred to Minneapolis to take over the post left vacant by J. H. Blair, who was assigned to the Foreign Division with headquarters in Manilla, P.I.
George Rumreich attended St. John's University, as did Cyril, and had four years at the North Dakota School of Pharmacy graduating a B.S. degree in 1936. He joined the house in 1938 on July 1st.
The family is inclined toward the profession. A younger brother is a student in the North Dakota School of Pharmacy. The only sister is a nurse in Cleveland, Ohio, where she is employed at the City Hospital.
The Rumreich Brother "team" is the only brother combination we know of except the Dafferty brothers who will be featured in a coming Lilly Review.
Editor's Note: The article and cuts above are re-printed through the courtesy of the Lilly Review, Indianapolis, Ind.