Arnold R. Wolski Senior

Arnold R. Wolski Senior, age 98, of Littleton, Colorado, formerly of Golva, North Dakota, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the Collier Hospice Center in Wheatridge. A vigil service was held Friday, October 28, 2011, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Golva. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, October 29, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Golva. The Rite of Committal followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Golva, with Reverend Father Russell Kovash officiating. Condolences may be sent to Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home, P.O. Box 488, Beach, ND 58621. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Beach has been entrusted with the local arrangements.

Mr. Wolski was a long time resident of Longmont, Colorado, having moved his family from his native state of North Dakota to Colorado in 1964. He worked as an accomplished custom cabinet maker, restorer of antique furniture, and fine wood craftsman. In retirement, he cared for his farm and gardens near Nimrod, Minnesota. More recently, he lived with family in Colorado and Wyoming. Always a gardener and master craftsman at heart, he helped his daughter Carol in the restoration of a century old church as recently as this past summer–refinishing woodwork and planting flowers. Arnold was known for his gentleness and patience, and for the love he invested in all of his endeavors, especially his family. He passed quietly in his sleep.

Arnold was preceded in death by his wife, Monica; daughter, Mary Bravo; and son Arnie Wolski.

Arnold is survived by his brother, Harvey Wolski of Beach, North Dakota; sister, Olivia Aman of Marshalltown, Iowa; children, Darlene Barthel of Gillette, Wyoming, Erling Wolski of Hygiene, Colorado, Carol Conner of Littleton, Bruce Wolski of Longmont, and Gaylene Gamble of Longmont; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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