Harry Wahldick




Harry Wahldick

Harry Wahldick, age 80 of Morton passed away peacefully Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 23 at the Morton United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday.  Interment is in the Morton City Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Harold “Harry” Wahldick, Jr. was born May 22, 1931 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, the son of Harold and Florence (Blomquist) Wahldick.  He attended school in Tintah, MN and later in Arlington, Minnesota where he graduated from high school.  Harry enlisted in the Air Force on October 21, 1950, and served as an Airman 1st class during the Korean Conflict.  He received his honorable discharge on October 20, 1954.  Harry was united in marriage to Annella Meyers on April 10, 1954 and to this marriage four children were born: Mike, Nancy, Mark and Patti.  This marriage later dissolved, and Harry married Oma Olson on October 10, 1987 in Spicer, Minnesota.  Harry purchased the Morton Lumberyard in 1959 and owned & operated it until 1976.  He then worked for Morton Systems from 1976 until 1982.  Harry moved to Hancock, Minnesota and worked for the Hancock Building Center and later UBC in Morris.  He moved back to Morton and started working for UBC in Redwood Falls and then Clements Lumber until his retirement in 2010.  Harry enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling and throwing darts.  He loved spending time with his family, spending the summers at Green Lake, and going on fishing trips with his buddies.  Harry loved his dogs, and watching the Twins, Vikings, and Gophers.
Harry is survived by his children: Mike Wahldick of Franklin, Nancy Billmeier (fiancé Roger Boettger) of Springfield, Mark Wahldick of Franklin, Patti (Roger) Jenniges of Springfield; stepchildren: Randy (Marybeth) Olson of Amboy, and Brenda Olson (special friend Thea Morgan Peltier) of St. Paul; grandchildren: Kaitlyn & Chelsea Wahldick, Laura Wahldick, Katie, Samantha & Frank Billmeier, and Roger & Cari Jenniges; stepgrandchildren: Robert Olson and Kirsten Probst; 14 great-grandchildren; brother Roger (Eileen) Wahldick of Bloomington; special nieces Ann & Liz; and many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents and wife Oma.  Blessed be his memory.

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