Raleigh D. Wadholm


Raleigh D. Wadholm, 88, Elwood, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at Elwood Health and Living following an extended illness.
He was born on March 4, 1931, in New Town, North Dakota, the son of Ole Johan and Petra (Hjartland) Wadholm.
On May 8, 1953, he married the love of his life, Patricia E. (VanNess) Wadholm. Raleigh served his country in the United States Air Force. He retired from Fisher Body of Marion as a tool and die maker.
He was a member of the U.A.W. of Marion. He enjoyed working with his hands in carpentry, reading the Bible, and watching nature shows. He loved spending time with his family.
Raleigh is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Patricia; daughter, Carla Wadholm, both of Elwood; grandson, Bronc J. (Koren) Wadholm of Anderson; three great-granddaughters, Karoline, Aliza and Mariah.
Raleigh was preceded in death by his father, Ole Johan Cornelieus Wadholm; mother, Petra (Hjartland) Wadholm; two sons, Steven and Terry Wadholm; and 10 siblings.
Funeral service celebrating Raleigh's life will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Dunnichay Funeral Home, 1113 S. Anderson St., Elwood. Burial will follow in the Elwood Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the US Air Force and the Elwood VFW Honor Guard.
Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Online condolences can be given at www.dunnichayfuneralhome.com.
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Published on August 9, 2019
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