On June 30th, 2020 David A Wold passed peacefully in his home after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
David was born July 2nd, 1953 the 4th child of John “Raymond” and Luella S (Grimestad) Wold. He was baby brother to Richard “Dick”, Ardyce, and Raella “Sis”. He was raised on the family homestead north of Watford City. He attended a one room school, taught by his mother until heading to town for high school. David enjoyed his youth alongside the rest of the “Banks” kids many of whom remained his friends his entire life. He graduated from Watford City High School in 1971.
After High School David drove school bus, and began work on his family’s farm and ranch. One night while out with some of the “Banks” kids he met the woman that would become the love of his life.
Tanja Shish had moved to North Dakota in search of the western way of life she dreamed of as a child in Minnesota. David and Tanja were married on February 12, 1977 at First Lutheran Church of Watford City where their children would later be baptized, confirmed, and his daughter would marry. They truly loved each other through and for better and for worse.
David battled alcoholism throughout much of his adult life. His family is forever grateful for his continued sobriety for the last several years of his life. To this union two children were born Maria Rae in July of 1978 and Daniel Cole in March of 1981.
David’s passion was his family legacy of farming and ranching this is where he truly was his happiest. He also spent many years driving trucks in the oil fields and working any job that supported his family and his ranch. David and Tanja retired to Northfield, Minnesota in 2010.
David was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law, and two siblings, Richard “Dick” Wold, and Raella “Sis” Wold.
David is survived by his wife of 43 years Tanja of Northfield. Daughter, Maria (Pete) Nenow and her children: Hannah, and Nicholas of Michigan, North Dakota. Son, Daniel (Amy) Wold and his children: Nadia, Oliviah, Blake and Gabrielle and several Great grandchildren all of Northfield. Sister Ardyce (Ken) Gathman of Watford City, Sister-in-law Ingrid (Pete) Anthan and her children George and Elena of West Des Moines Iowa, lifelong best friend Duane Wold of Watford City, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.