John J. Wold

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Wed., Feb. 26, 1969

Infirmities Claim John J. Wold, 83, Retired Lumberjack

A retired Potlatch Forests, Inc., employe (sic), John J. Wold, 83, 1145 10th St., died Monday night at 11:20 of the infirmities of age at St. Joseph's Hospital. He had been a patient at the hospital for about a week and had been ill for some time.

One year after he married Frances Pierson on Oct. 16, 1937, at Clarkston, the family moved from Lewiston to Clarkston. In 1957 Wold retired from PFI, where his most recent job had been as an edgerman in the dry lumber plant.

A member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Clarkston, Wold enjoyed walking, reading and working in his yard.

Born Nov. 24, 1885, at Mosjoen, Norway, he came to this country in 1902, settling in South Dakota. From there he moved to Spirit Lake, Ida. In 1927 he came to Lewiston to work for Clearwater Timber Co. (now PFI) when its Lewiston sawmill first opened. He had previously been married to Gertina Lee, who died in 1922.

In addition to his wife at the family home, he is survived by two sons, Stanley Wold, Spokane, and Gordon Wold, Lewiston; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One son had preceded him in death.

The funeral will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Martin R. Gulhaugen. Burial will be at Vineland Cemetery.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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