Joel Ole Vold, of Cannon Falls, was called home to Jesus on Sunday, February 7th, 2021.
Joel was born to Ole and Marian Vold on December 30th, 1940 in Faribault Minnesota. He is the oldest son of 9 children. He attended country schools as a kid in Wanamingo, Kenyon and graduated from Cannon Falls High School. After graduating high school, Joel immediately joined the Army where he served active duty from 1959 to 1965. Following his active duty in the Army, he worked construction at the Koch Refinery, where he later retired. After retiring, he worked various jobs given that he was unable to sit still. Joel spent his final years greeting people at Wal-mart in Red Wing.
After being discharged from the Army in 1965, he married the love of his life, Janet Egge on May 24th, 1968. The two went on to have four daughters. The family spent most of their years in the Cannon Falls area. The family of 6 grew by 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Grandpa Joel soon became ‘Papa Dodo’, to every child he met and he grew to love that name.
Joel had many hobbies including feeding his birds, spending time at the casino, traveling with family, and most of all he loved to spend time with his loved ones. His love for travel started long ago, yet his favorite trip was his most recent trip to Norway. While there, Joel got to meet family and grow relationships. Joel also enjoyed watching any sporting event and talking cars with anyone that would listen.
Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Janet. children – Dan (Patricia) Vold, Jenni (Dan) Felling, Barb Vold, Susan (Keith) Pelkey, and Missy Dahlenburg. Grandchildren (oldest to youngest): Christy (Jesse), Amanda, Joe (Bridget), Alyssa, Lizzy (Leif), Nikki (Josh), Ashley (Mitch), Samantha (Cody), Meghan, Alecia, Zack, Ryan (Allison), Matt, Brandon, and Emma. Great-grandchildren (oldest to youngest): Dawson, Lily, Mackenize, Lohgann, Izzy, Camren, Lyla, McKenna, Bennett, Morgan, Maxx, Brianna, Natalie, Brynlee, Noah, and two more on the way. Siblings: JoAnn, Christine, Karen, Sonja (Mike), In- laws: Donna and Terri, Janet’s siblings, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Joel is preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law Pete and Doris Egge, siblings Katherine (John), Diane (Pat), Melvin and Chuck, brother-in-laws Don, Al and Calvin, niece Kelly, great- granddaughter Angel, and beloved cat, Oscar
Visitation will be Friday, February 12th, 2021 at Our Saviors Church in Cannon Falls, MN from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The service will start at 1 p.m.
Burial and Celebration to follow at a later date.