Paul Arthur Wold, 65, died on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls, MN
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston, MN with Reverend Dan Horn officiating. Private family burial will be held on Thursday.
Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at the Johnson-Green Funeral Home in Thief River Falls with a 7:00 PM prayer service on Tuesday, and one hour prior to services at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Wednesday.
Paul Arthur Wold was born on July 12, 1937 in Crookston, MN, the son of Arthur B. and Ruth (Berentzen) Wold. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith and attended school in Crookston, graduating from Crookston Central High School in 1955. While in school he was active in athletics and achieved recognition for his abilities.
On September 8, 1961 Paul was united in marriage to Shirlee Stout and the couple lived in Crookston. On May 25, 1994 he was united in marriage to Valerie Heffner in Thief River Falls and the couple continued to live in Thief River Falls.
Paul worked in banking in the Twin Cities and East Grand Forks. He was employed as office manager with Terra International Inc. in Grand Forks, ND from April 18, 1966 until his retirement on July 12, 2002.
Paul loved all sports, woodworking, carpentry, traveling and especially spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was active with the Thief River Falls Community Arts Council, where he most recently acted in âOn Golden Pondâ, âAnnieâ and âSocial Securityâ and also worked behind the scenes. Paul was a volunteer driver for Pennington County. He was active in the Heritage Center and recently became their treasurer. He also enjoyed his coffee friends from Hardeeâs.
Paul is survived by his wife Valerie of Thief River Falls, MN; seven children: Randy (Vicki) Foss of Sauk Rapids, MN, Kathleen (Mike) Garcia of Crookston, MN, Nicole (Nathan) Raymond of West Fargo, ND, Kim (Jim) Mix of Crookston, MN, Jon (Carrie) Wold of Fargo, ND, Stephanie Lopatowski of Chesterfield MI and David Lopatowski of Belle Plaine, MN; 15 grandchildren: Sarah Thompson, Stacie Foss, Kari Garcia, Ryan Foss, Joshua Garcia, Kayse Mix, Amber Mix, Justin Raymond, Tyler Raymond, Taylor Mix, Nicole McWhirter, Kayla McWhirter, James Mix, Jr., Michael McWhirter and Dominic Lopatowski; three great grandchildren: Kathleen, Michael and Joseph Thompson; father and mother in- law, Bert and Ruth Heffner of St. Petersburg, FL; one brother, Kenneth (Sue) Wold of Kenyon, MN; one sister, Patricia (Wally) Lloyd pf State College, PA; and several nieces and nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Joe Foss; and several aunts and uncles.