Jon Martin Wold

Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Minnesota resident Jon Martin Wold died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at his home in Bemidji, Minn. He was 86.

Visitation will be today at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji and Wednesday prior to the funeral service, which will be at the First Baptist Church in Bemidji. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji.

Mr. Wold was born March 27, 1915, in Turtle River Township, Minn. He attended Bass Lake School there and Bemidji High School. As a young man, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps.

He married Lillian Dodge in 1937 and began farming in Port Hope Township near Tenstrike. In 1962, he purchased a service station, which he operated for 20 years near Bemidji. Since retiring, he worked several jobs concluding with driving the bus for the senior citizens' center until 1995.

He was a member of the Farm Bureau, Shiloh Presbyterian Church of Tenstrike and later First Baptist Church of Bemidji, where he served as a deacon and usher.

The Red Cross awarded Mr. and Mrs. Wold with a lifetime achievement award in 2000 for their volunteer work.

Mr. Wold was preceded in death by his parents, sister Christina Faye and sister-in-law Dorothy Wold.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Wold of Bemidji; daughter, Frances Wold of Kenai; sons and daughters-in-law Kenneth and Bonnie Wold of Bemidji, David and Vianne Wold of Bemidji and James and Roberta Donahue Wold of Indianapolis; brother, Swan Wold of Bemidji; sister, Anna Wold of Bemidji; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were made by the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.

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