Lloyd Wold, 92, Minot, and former longtime South Prairie area farmer, died on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in a Minot hospital.
Lloyd was born on Sept. 2, 1920, in Torning Township of Ward County, south of Minot, to Odin and Anna (Nybakken) Wold. He was reared and educated on the family farm and attended rural schools in that area. As a young adult he assisted his family with the operation of the farm.
Lloyd was united in marriage to Pauline J. Geiser on Jan. 30, 1945, at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Minot. They made their home on the family farm, where they raised small grains and Angus cattle. He retired in 1984, but continued to assist with the operation of the farm until 1992, when they moved to Minot. Pauline died on March 15, 2006.
Lloyd was currently a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Minot, and was a former member of Fron Lutheran Church, southwest of Minot, where he served as a trustee and usher. He was a member of the Minot Moose Lodge and served on the Torning Township Board. Lloyd enjoyed bowling, square dancing, traveling and baseball. Most recently, he enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together, some two or three times.
Lloyd is survived by: his sons, Keith (Pam) Wold and Eldon (Deb) Wold, all of Minot; grandchildren, Trisha (Todd) Koop, Jayden (Heather) Wold and Brian Wold, all of Minot, and Krista (Mike) Downs, of Cincinnati, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Bailee and Jacee Koop, Cory and RaeAnn Downs, Jacksen Wold; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Bruce; sisters, Tina Talbott, Ida Wold, Signa Duplesis, Olga Wold, and Amanda Lenton; and brothers, Rolf, William and Arndt.
Celebration of the Life of Lloyd Wold: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Will be in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Today, Sept. 26, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: Are preferred to the Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).