Duane Allen Wold | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

June 14, 1933 - May 26, 2021

Duane Wold, age 87, of Richfield MN, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Formerly of Dawson, MN, he married Shirley Wold (Magstadt) in 1963. Duane served in the Army. He attended University of St Cloud State University where he received his Masters Degree in Education. He started his teaching career at Kimball, MN from 1957-1959. He then moved to Richfield where he taught from 1959-1993. He started his coaching career in Kimball as an assistant coach with his brother. He coached cross-country, basketball, track and taught driver’s education. His last driving student was his grandson Jack. After retirement, he worked part-time at P&L Automotive worked for 20 years and volunteered at VEAP. He is proceeded in death by parents Einar and Leona Wold, and sister Virginia Schumacher (Wold). He is survived by his wife Shirley, sons Scott (Lisa), Lee (Susan); grandchildren, Jacob, Jack, and Carter. Twin brother Darold (Naomi) and many nephews, nieces, cousins, best friend Donald Olson of 80 years, and friends. Special thank you to the staff at Village Shores and Lifesprk Hospice. The family will have a private ceremony at Ft Snelling Cemetery.


  1. Kevin McGinty says:

    Mr Wold was a great teacher who left a lasting impression on me. He helped me in many ways.

    My Dad and Mr Wold were referees together for high school and coy.

    My prayers for Mr Wold and his family

  2. Dave Bakke says:

    Duane Wold was an inspiring teacher and mentor to those who taught with him at Richfield Junior High School. He brought optimism and energy that inspired students and young teachers like me. Duane led the way for teaching students research and writing that guided them for future challenges. When I think of teachers who made a difference, Duane Wold is at the top of that list. I wish the family condolences.

  3. John Cleveland says:

    Dear Shirley and Family,

    As an age mate and former Cotton Hall resident, Duane has a special place in my heart. Our time together was an important dimension of our four years at St Could State. We survived, graduated and went on to serve. God bless you all.

    John & Ardus Cleveland

  4. Scott Wold says:

    Thank you for your note Kevin. My dad spoke about your dad often and about the great times they had together at the games.
    I hope you are doing well,
    Scott Wold

  5. Mark Thompson says:

    Scott and Lee and the Family of Mr Wold, my condolences to all of you and my thoughts are with you. I have many fond memories of your Dad and to this day recall his whistle for you guys to come in for dinner time when I hear the birds singing.

  6. John Manthey says:

    I am terribly sad to hear about Duane’s passing. I shared many positive experiences with him during the seven years we worked together at East Junior High in Richfield. Duane was always a caring and vibrant person. Duane always cared about both the students and the staff at East Junior High. I will always remember Duane for allowing me to store my bike in his shed on the days I biked to East Junior High. My best wishes to Shirley, Scott and Lee.

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