Harry A. Wold

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  • Name: Harry A. Wold
  • Location of Birth: Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 2, 1920
  • Date of Death: May 5, 2002 (82 years old)
  • Parents: Harry Wold and Flora (Turkia) Wold
  • High School and Class: 1941 - Hibbing High School, Hibbing, Minnesota
  • College: University of Minnesota
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  • Military Highlights:
    Harry was a World War II Army Veteran and then was called to active duty and served in the Korean Conflict.

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    World War II
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Harry grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota.

    On July 4, 1942, he was united in marriage to Helen Bales in Alexandria, Virginia.

    After attending the University of Minnesota, Harry returned to Hibbing, Minnesota. He worked for Oliver Mines, the Eveleth Fee Office, and the Burlington Northern Railroad. He worked for Burlington Northern as mining engineer and its Minnesota Minerals and Lands manager, retiring in 1986.

    He served as Fire Commissioner in Hibbing, Minnesota for thirteen years.

    The couple moved to Effie (Deer Lake), Minnesota in 1967.

    Harry was a former member of the Isaac Walton League and taught gun safety. He was a member of the Effie American Legion and a life member of VFW Post #8510.

    Harry was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Delores Niskanen.

    Surviving are his wife, Helen; three daughters, Judith Wold, Susanne (Gary) Wilson, and JoAnne (John) Fairchild; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Nancy Chamernich, Patricia Smith, and Louisa Wold.

    Harry died at the Northern Itasca Health Care Center in Bigfork, Minnesota and burial was in Bear River Cemetery (also known as Marcom Cemetery) in St. Louis County, Minnesota.

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