Robert "Bob" Wald, 47, Minot, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at his parents' farm near Norwich from injuries sustained during a horse-related accident.
Bob was born on May 19, 1966, the son of Harold and Elayne (Johnson) Wald, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Minot. He was raised on the Wald farm near Norwich, and graduated from Surrey High School in 1984.
On June 4, 1993, Bob was united in marriage to Mary Becker. They eventually made their home in Dickinson for 10 years, then settled near the Wald family farm. Bob worked for 16 years in the oil industry until recently when he joined the Enbridge Pipeline services, loading oil onto train cars near Berthold.
He enjoyed spending time with his wife and soul mate, Mary, and his daughter, Tonni, working with his dad, and playing practical jokes on his mother. He also enjoyed teasing and tormenting his sisters and the rest of his friends and family every chance he got. In his spare time he enjoyed tinkering in his garage, visiting with friends and neighbors and collecting all sorts of items. He was always willing to help anyone at any time. He had a great personality, sense of humor, and a spirit that will be missed by all.
Honoring his generous wishes, his final act of kindness was the gift of life which was shared with many people in need through organ and tissue donation.
Those who shared in his life: wife of 20 years, Mary Wald; daughter, Tonni (Ajani Booker) Edwards; parents, Harold and Elayne Wald; sisters and brothers-in-law, Julie (Andy) Petras, Tammy (Dave) VanWinkle, Mary (Joe) Kircher, Tracie (Elliot) Hansen, Colleen (Pat) Schwan, Ann (Kip) Kalvick, Sue (Keith) Deibert; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim (Merren) Becker, Tom (Debbie) Becker, Patty Molina, Mick (Laurie) Becker, Dan (Sherrie) Becker, Rich (Tonja) Becker, Theresa (Bill) Choate; nieces and nephews, Jammie, Jeremy, Andy, and Miles Petras, Tina Kennedy, Jeremiah and Jennifer Sanderson, Sarah Thompson, Danielle Diaz, Jerad Laudenschlager, Amanda and Kayla Kircher, Brooks and MacKenzie Hansen, Briana, Tyler and Brady Schwan, Sydney and Ethan Kalvick, Laynie, Chelsie and Kendrick Deibert, David and Brian Becker, Kelly Ross, Lisa, Eric and Kyle Becker, Patrick Molina, Michael and Jessica Becker, Melissa Ponce de Leon, Michelle Kihiro, Kayla and Jason Becker, Richard Becker Jr., Sarah, Kassandra, and Josh Becker, Walker and Marty Choate; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Bob was preceded in death by a nephew, Joseph Sanderson; and grandparents, Joe and Anna Wald and Bert and Dora Johnson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Minot.
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Wednesday, July 10, from noon until 5 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, and from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Minot.
Vigil prayer service: Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Minot.
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