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Thomas "Tom" Wold

February 18, 1942 - August 11, 2020


August 14, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

Funeral Service

August 14, 2020

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center


August 14, 2020
- 3:30 PM

Saint Thomas Cemetery


Boulger Funeral Home

Thomas "Tom" Wold

February 18, 1942 - August 11, 2020


Tom’s Live Streamed Funeral can be viewed below starting at 12:30 P.M. today:

Thomas (Tom) Wold, 78, of Colfax, North Dakota died peacefully on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in his home with his wife by his side.

Born to Oscar and Esther Leone (Bellmore) Wold in Breckenridge, Minnesota on February 18, 1942.  Tom grew up on a farm near Colfax, ND. He attended Colfax elementary and high school graduating in 1960.  His class recently celebrated their 60th class reunion at Tom’s current home in Fargo, ND.  He briefly attended North Dakota Agricultural College in Fargo before returning home to farm.  There he began is life-long love of the NDSU Bison.   He was a member of the Team Makers and season ticket holder for Bison football.  He was able to attend two of the national championship games in Frisco, TX with family and friends by his side.

He married Bonnie Grenier on August 12, 1964 and settled on the Wold Centennial Farm where he lived all but two years of his life. Tom and his brother farmed many years together raising milk cows, hogs, and crops.  He was an active member of the National Farm Organization (NFO) and the Farmer’s Union, holding office in both organizations through the years.  He was an active member of the Colfax community serving on the Pool Board, Development Corporation, Richland Colt Backers, a volunteer Fire and Rescue member, and supporter of youth softball and baseball.  He was dedicated to following his sons’ school activities and later his four grandsons’ which were the highlight of his life.

In addition to farming Tom drove bus for Richland School District from 1975-1980.  He so enjoyed interacting with the kids and relished any opportunity to drive athletes and fans to the out of town sporting events.  In 1980, he began working full-time at Richland Fertilizer which later consolidated with Colfax Farmers Elevator.  During his years working there, Tom did custom fertilizer application, soil test sampling and in his later years spent most of his time running Bobcat keeping the fertilizer mixer going.  Tom retired in 2008.

Tom took great pride in maintaining his farmyard and garden.  He looked forward to each holiday season, especially Christmas, to show off his creative side with his wonderful lights and decorations on the house and throughout the yard.

He was a life-long member of St. Thomas Church, Kent, Minnesota where he was involved in many activities.

Tom is survived by his wife Bonnie, son Lynn (Beth) Wold of LeMars, Iowa; three grandsons Ethan, Landon and Parker Wold and two step grandchildren Carson and McKenna Sitzmann.  He is also survived by his sister Alice (Don) Such and his brother Robert (Lois) Wold both of Fargo, ND; Sister in-law Laurie Halgren, brother in-law Kelly (Sandy) Grenier, along with many nephews, nieces, cousins and all those who call him friend.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Oscar and Esther Leone Wold, his son Chad Thomas Wold, and grandson Logan Robert Wold.

A private service for family and extended family will be held Friday, August 14, 2020, at Boulger Funeral Home, 123 10th Street South, Fargo, ND.   Visitation starting at 12 noon, service at 1pm.  Burial to follow, St. Thomas Cemetery, Kent, MN.   In lieu of flowers or plants the family requests memorials be given to the Colfax Park and Pool or Colfax Fire and Rescue. The family asks all in attendance to please wear masks.


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12 responses to “Thomas “Tom” Wold”

  1. Rosalind Beltz and Margie says:

    Our sympathy to you and your family. We had so much fun playing uno with Tom.

  2. Darin Haverland says:

    It has been an honor to have grown up with the Tom and Bonnie Wold family. Such great values and honor in this family. My sympathy to you all during this difficult time.

  3. Jim & Nancy Grotluschen says:

    Bonnie and Family

    Sending a hug and our sympathy. Tom was such a sweet man, always had time to stop and visit. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

    Jim & Nancy Grotluschen

  4. Faye Erbes says:

    Dear Bonnie. So deeply sorry for your loss. Tom was always fun to visit with… always a smile on his face. You both have been through a lot these past years. With God’s help you kept going….You and Tom are a wonderful example to many of us of God’s unconditional love. May Tom enjoy eternal happiness. May your family know how loved and sorry we are for your loss. Faye and Tom Erbes

  5. Julie Hudson says:

    When I moved back to Fargo much of my familiar world had disappeared or so I thought. I had been away from the community for 30 years so didn’t really expect to run into anyone I knew on a quick Fleet Farm errand. There was Tommy going out as I was coming in and he yelled my name. I was just a little kid when he graduated, but he remembered me and things about me. I can’t really express how welcome he made me feel to come back to the area.

  6. Vicki Glander says:

    Bonnie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers during this time. May God comfort you today and always.

  7. Julie Mitchell says:

    Dear Bonnie and Lynn, my sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear Tom. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Claudette Summerville says:

    Dear Bonne, Lynn & Beth and all the grandchildren. I have been with you in spirit and love this morning.
    All the tributes to Tom reminded us all of what a truly wonderful man Tom was. May all these wonderful memories bring peace to you all.
    Love Claudette

  9. Hallie Salmen says:

    Condolences from Sunrise Retirement Community to you, Lynn, and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during a difficult time.

  10. Barb Buck says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Tom our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Barb & Donavon Buck

  11. Sue Holzbauer says:

    We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband,Tom. You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Sue and Steve Holzbauer

  12. Shelly SWANDAL says:

    I am so sorry these condolences are late. I didn’t see that Tom had passed away until today. My sympathies to you and the family. I know these last years have been exceptionally difficult. Tom was blessed to have an angel like you caring for him. I can’t tell you how much I admire the strength and devotion you have shown in your times of struggle. May God comfort you knowing Tom is no longer suffering and is at peace sharing heavenly moments with Chad, Logan, and family who left this earthly life.

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