John E. Vold

Born: Tue., Oct. 24, 1939
Died: Sun., Mar. 19, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 29, 2017
Location: Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home - Glenwood Chapel

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Mar. 30, 2017
Location: Chippewa Falls Lutheran Church

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 30, 2017
Location: Chippewa Falls Lutheran Church

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John E. Vold, age 77 of Mesa, AZ and Glenwood, MN died, Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 30th at Chippewa Falls Lutheran Church in Terrace with Pastor Bonnie Lomen officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.  Inurnment will be in the Chippewa Falls Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.

John Eugene Vold, the son of Harold and Viola (Hagestuen) Vold, was born on October 24, 1939, in Starbuck, Minnesota.  He grew up on a farm near Terrace, Minnesota. In 1941, at the age of 2, John won the prestigious honor of the Baby Derby Darlings photo contest in the Greater Glenwood area. He attended and was confirmed at Chippewa Falls Lutheran Church.  John was a Glenwood High School graduate of the class of 1957. That same year, John met his loving wife, Adeline Johnson, on a fateful night on Main Street in Brooten, Minnesota. The two were engaged in December 1958, and united in marriage on January 21, 1961 in Brooten. They made their home in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Such an awesome couple was of course blessed with two strapping and handsome sons, Jeff in 1961, and Bradley in 1963. 

John served eight years in the Minnesota National Guard. He was employed as a marine mechanic for many years at North Side Mercury Marine and Minnesota Marine before going to work at Office Depot where he was employed until his retirement in 2006. In 2008, John and Adeline moved back to their hometown of Glenwood. They spent the last eight years traveling to Arizona in the winter to enjoy the sun and other snowbird friends. John loved fishing on Grove Lake, playing games with friends, and was a real handy man around the house. 

He is survived by his wife, Adeline (Johnson) Vold; two sons, Jeff (Nancy) Vold of Plymouth and Brad Vold of Hugo; his favorite granddaughter, Rachel Vold of Blaine; two sisters, Sylvia (Dick) Hauge of Glenwood and Jeanne (Larry) Helling of Pass Christian, MS; a brother, Steven (Susan) Vold of Billings, MT; as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Viola Vold; and his nephew, Scott Hauge. 

John will be remembered for his kind heart, infectious laugh and the patience he had dealing with his very demanding family. We will miss him dearly.





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Angie Wold
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
So shocked to hear about John. I met John and Adeline when they would come to Glenwood for the weekends. I was honored to cut their hair in my salon. What a nice couple they were and I enjoyed hearing about their cabin on Grove Lake and also how proud they were of their sons and granddaughter. Cherish your memories Addy - I am so glad you were able to spend a few years in Arizona.

Thomas M
   Posted Fri March 24, 2017

Vivid Recollection was sent by Tom McGinty.

We are so sorry for your loss and we wish we could be there with you to remember John, a truly great guy. Love, Tom, Jo and Terry McGinty

Sue Hanson
   Posted Fri March 24, 2017
Ade, I was so sorry to see this. My condolences and prayers to you and your family. May happy memories surround you and bring you comfort.

Sue Hanson (from the bus)

James Gilbert
   Posted Sat March 25, 2017

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Jim Gilbert.

Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of John...May your family cherish his memories...Jim Gilbert and all those from Gilbert Mediation Center!

Jane Sheveland
   Posted Tue March 28, 2017
Addy - I am so sorry for your loss - take care.

Jane Sheveland
LSD law firm

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