HAROLD A. BOLDT
Harold A. Boldt, a lifelong resident of Faribault passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the District One Hospital in Faribault at the age of 94 years.
Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Faribault on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Steven J. Kuehne officiating. Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 from 4 to 8 p.m. and also at the church on Thursday for one hour prior to the service.
Harold A. Boldt was born in Faribault to William R. and Laura (Drenckhahn) Boldt on May 4, 1915. He married Helen Bottke in September of 1940. He attended Trinity Lutheran School and graduated with the Faribault High School Class of 1934. Following graduation he received his Accounting Certificate from LaSalle University of Chicago, and attended Burroughs Business School in Minneapolis and Monarch School in Springfield, MA.
Mr. Boldt was an accountant with P. J. Gallagher & Sons, Co. of Faribault which was engaged in Mechanical Construction in eight different states. After the Gallagher Company withdrew from the construction industry, he was self-employed for several years. In 1967 he was employed by Northfield Foundry & Machine Co. as controller until his retirement. He served several years on the Board of Directors of Northfield Foundry & Machine Co. and also Maple Lawn Cemetery.
He was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on many boards and Church Council. In 1948 he was a charter member of The Trinity Radio Club, its first Treasurer and later its President. He served on the broadcast staff for more than 35 years. He also served on the first Board of Directors of Realife Coopertive of Faribault and was its first treasurer.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; a son, James H. (and Nancy) Boldt of Faribault; and three grandchildren, Ryan (and Jacque) Boldt, Jodi (and Jonathan) Bjorkman and Sara Boldt; and three great grandchildren, Isaac and Owen Boldt and Adalyn Bjorkman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Laura Boldt; his step-mother, Clara (Heiden) Boldt; a brother, Gordon Boldt; a sister, Helen Dahlstedt and step-brother, Raymond Zimdars.
Memorials are preferred to Trinity Radio Club, Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault Area Hospice or the donor's choice.
Dear Jim, Nancy, Helen and Family, We will always remember Harold's sense of humor and smile. We wanted you to know even though we are not with you in body today we are with you in thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in knowing Harold has gone to his heavenly home and is dancing with the angels and singing in the Christmas choir. Sincerely, Roger and Pam Heiden
While a student at Faribault Senior High School I worked as a nurses' aid at St. Lucas Hospital. Harold was a patient on the second floor in a private room. I think he had an operation to remove his gallbladdder. Helen was with Harold and they were such a kind and friendly couple. I remember them visiting with me and offering chocolates. Helen, know that you are in my prayers. That the love and comfort of Jesus will totally surround and comfort you!
Jim,Nancy & Family We were sorry to hear about your Dad. Our prayers are with you & your Mom.May the Lord be with you as we celebrate the time of Jesus's birth.