Obituary for Warren Wold

Warren Wold, age 90 of Northfield, passed away Thursday morning, May 25, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Warren Joseph Wold was born April 21, 1927, in Minneapolis, to Helmer O. and Myrtle M. (Johnson) Wold. He was baptized in the Lutheran Church, Mindakichen. The family moved to Menomonie, Wisconsin, when he was three years old where he attended elementary school, high school and was confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church. Warren was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1945 and served as a Signal Supply Technician in an advanced base in the European Theater of Operations. Following his honorable […]

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Warren Wold, age 90 of Northfield, passed away Thursday morning, May 25, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.
Warren Joseph Wold was born April 21, 1927, in Minneapolis, to Helmer O. and Myrtle M. (Johnson) Wold. He was baptized in the Lutheran Church, Mindakichen. The family moved to Menomonie, Wisconsin, when he was three years old where he attended elementary school, high school and was confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church.

Warren was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1945 and served as a Signal Supply Technician in an advanced base in the European Theater of Operations. Following his honorable discharge in 1946, he continued his education earning a Baccalaureate Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.

Warren was employed as a design draftsman at several engineering firms in the Metro Area. In 1953, he accepted a teaching position at William Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. On August 20, 1955, Warren married Muriel E. Fuhrman at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The couple lived in Colorado Springs for one year and then moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where Warren was employed at the Univac Division of Sperry Rand. The following year Warren completed his Master’s Degree at the University of Wisconsin – Stout and they moved to Terre Haute, Indiana, where he had accepted a faculty position at Indiana State University. In 1965, they moved to Brookings, South Dakota, where Warren was a faculty member in the College of Engineering at South Dakota State University, returning to Terre Haute the following years. Warren completed the Doctorate at Iowa State University in 1974.

Warren enjoyed teaching and solving the many associated challenges. He was coordinator of the mechanical technology area for fifteen years and later the area of communications systems teaching courses in each respective area. Warren presented research papers at many state and international conferences, always accompanied by his wife, Muriel, at his side providing support and encouragement. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and Epsilon Phi Tau scholastic fraternities, and many professional organizations. He served as chairperson and member of many university committees. Warren retired from Indiana State University in the spring of 1992 and they moved to Northfield in 1994. Warren and his family had travel to all corners of the nation and visited many interesting places within. Watching his son play ball and going to the state tournament was the joy of his life. Warren was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his son John (Julie Palm) of Northfield; one sister, Goldette Judith (Charles) Speltz of Rochester; many cousins, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Muriel, his brother Maurice and his parents

Services will be 10:30AM Wednesday May 31, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. Interment with Military Honors will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Northfield. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorials are preferred to St. John’s Capital Fund.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

May 31, 2017 - 10:30 AM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
St. John’s Lutheran Church
500 3rd St W Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial

Oaklawn Cemetery
1415 Wall Street Rd Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

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