Edward Boldt, 85, of Battle Lake

Published 10:15am Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Updated 12:17pm Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Edward Boldt, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Battle Lake Good Samaritan Center.

Edward Herman Boldt was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Hankinson, N.D., the son of Harry and Amelia (Falk) Boldt. He was baptized and confirmed in the United Reform Church in Hankinson.

Ed attended Rural School District in Belford Township by Mantador, N.D., and continued his education with one year at the Hankinson High School. In 1950, he entered the U.S. Army, serving one year in the Korean War.

Edward and Mavis Westphal were married on Nov. 26, 1952, in Hankinson, N.D. After their marriage they lived six years in Breckenridge, one year in Fargo then nine years in Moorhead.

Ed had driven truck, farmed and worked in gas stations, managing a station for seven years then purchasing Ed’s APCO owning this business for seven years.

In 1973, he started with the Clay County Sherriff’s Department retiring in 1991, as a Chief Security Officer. From 1968 to 1994, he lived on a hobby farm by Glyndon.

On June 4, 1994, Edward and Joyce Bjorgos were married at Sverdrup Lutheran Church in Underwood. They lived on South Turtle Lake by Underwood, wintering in Arizona, until entering the Lakeview Senior Living in Battle Lake. Ed was a lifetime member of the VFW and enjoyed square dancing.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; two daughters, Susan (Robert) Herding of Hankinson, N.D., and Karen (Arnold) Dufault of Crookston; two sons, Craig (Nancy) Boldt of Moorhead and Steven (Michelle) Boldt of Fredriksburg, Va.; seven grandchildren, Jeremiah (Cheryl Campbell) Herding, Jessica (Jeremy) Seelye, Jonathan (Moriah Skroch) Herding, Kim (Delray) Huot, Todd (Dorene) Dufault, Tony (Janna Carroll) Boldt and Nick Boldt; 12 great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jaidyn Seelye, Dylan and Cody Huot, Garrett, Danielle, Dana, Emily and Zach Dufault, Adam, Amanda and Emily Campbell; one sister, Elizabeth Brummond of Breckenridge; and by Joyce’s family, John (Linda) Borgos, Curt (Susie) Borgos, Alan (Patti) Borgos, Deb (Dale) Budke and Dennis Borgos; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and by numerous relatives and friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis on May 3, 1992.

Visitation: Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service

Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Friday, at Sverdrup Lutheran Church, Underwood

Clergy: Rev Nancy Monke

Burial: 3 p.m. Friday in Riverside Cemetery, Glyndon, with military honors provided by Color Guard VFW Post 1223, Moorhead

Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Battle Lake


Condolences may be sent online at www.GlendeNilson.com

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