Duane R. Wold

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Duane R. Wold passed away June 1, 2018 at Billings Clinic Hospital after suffering a stroke. He was the first of 8 children born to David and Ellen Wold in Scobey, Montana, Oct. 11, 1930.

He was an entrepreneur at heart, so his work and career experiences involved many adventures. He began working at a young age beside his father in construction and farming. After school in 1948 during his senior year at Dawson County High School found him sweeping floors, washing windows and other menial tasks at Hagenston Hardware. Before pursuing another career opportunity in 1953 he had become a very successful salesman. Duane was an insurance claims adjuster as well as a life and health insurance salesman. He also traveled through 17 counties in eastern Montana while employed by Eaton Metal Products, headquartered in Billings, Montana.

In 1964, he purchased a franchise to manufacture, market, distribute and sell Rhodes Frozen Bread Dough products. He opened his first franchise in Jamestown, North Dakota, and expanded it to 6 manufacturing plants throughout the U.S.

Later ranching on Red Lodge and Volney Creek became a significant family endeavor providing lasting memories. He often said, “Why would anyone want a vacation when you live in vacation land?”

Duane and Dolores were married Aug. 13, 1950 in Glendive, Montana. They were blessed with 5 children, Mark, Claudia, Steve, and Lonna. Renee was adopted into their family in 1974. Duane is survived by his wife Dolores, daughters Claudia Brisbin (Mike), Lonna Lindsay, and Renee Albert (Dan); 5 grandchildren: Michael Wold, Matt Brisbin (Erin), Tayler Brisbin, Dylan Albert (Katherine) and Griffin Hansen; two adorable great-grandchildren: Hadley and Axel Brisbin. Also his surviving sisters Bea Geddings, Marian Johnson (Dallas), Rachel Beall (Louis), Judy Engeberg (Dale) and brother Darrell as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. His sons Mark and Steve, sister Donna, and brother John preceded him in death. The Seventh-day Adventist Church and its missions were his passion. Serving God and those less fortunate was his steadfast focus and utmost priority.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3200 Broadwater Ave., with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers the family would be pleased for donations in his honor to one of the following:

Prison Ministries of SDA Church, 3200 Broadwater, Billings, MT 59102; Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 3232, Billings, MT 59103; St. Olaf Church Foundation c/o Terry Inderland, 2811 South Gregory Drive, Billings, MT 59102.

Cremation has taken place and was done by Cremation Funeral Gallery, Billings. A private family burial will be at St. Olaf Church Cemetery, Red Lodge, Montana, beside his sons, Mark and Steve.


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