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In Memory of Arthur Folstad


May 5, 1938 - November 17, 2020

Arthur “Bud” Norman Folstad Age 82, of Rice Lake, WI died on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at his home.

He was born on May 5, 1938 in Rice Lake to Arthur and Millie (Lee) Folstad Bud graduated from the Rice Lake High School in 1956 where he loved playing basketball, football and baseball. He entered the United States Air Force in 1956 for basic training in Oakland, CA, Belview, Illinois for radio repair training, and on Iwo Jima for a year and explored many Japanese caves, he finished his Air Force days in Great Falls, Montana at Malmstrom Air Force Base being Honorably Discharged in 1960. He attended Rice Lake Teachers College and then graduated from Brown Institute in Minneapolis with a degree in Electronics. Bud was married to Darlene Stearns on November 16, 1968 in Rice Lake. He worked at Honey Well for a year, came back to Rice Lake to work at GTE for 29 years and later worked for Rice Lake Weighing for 8 years. He was very proud of his radio license as a Shift Radar Endorsement. He was a member of the National Guards, enjoyed golfing, fishing and watching baseball and the Green Bay Packers. He loved being with his family as much as he could.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Folstad of Rice Lake; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jody Folstad of Rice Lake; a daughter and son-in- law, Jodi and Travis Waldschmidt of Hudson, WI; 13 grandchildren; a brother, Merlin “Buster” (Diane) Folstad of Rice Lake; a sister, MaryAnn (Jerry) Hansen of Inver Grove Heights, MN; many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded by his parents, Arthur and Millie Folstad; 2 sisters, Helen Jane Bay and Betty Roberts.

Visitation will be held from 4-6PM Monday, November 23, 2020 at Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, with Graveside Services and Military Rites accorded him by the Rice Lake Veteran Honor Guard at 9AM Tuesday at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI.


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