Michael “Mike” A. Wold
Michael (Mike) Allen Wold, age 51, passed away peacefully at his home in North Fort Myers on Sunday, February 18, 2018, after a long battle with Polycystic Kidney Disease. Mike was born on August 27, 1966, in Rockford, IL to Richard and Margaret (Schendal) Wold.
After high-school, Mike immediately joined the Army, started a great career, and traveled both domestically and internationally. This was a very proud time in Mike’s life, as he had many good memories and accomplishments. He would often share stories about the amazing people he would meet. On many occasions, he would attempt to speak the Korean language, which often turned into a good laugh for all of us. Unfortunately, due to medical issues, his military career was temporarily cut short and he finished his last years in the Army Reserve. From that time on, Mike resided permanently in Rockford, IL. This was up until his mid-forties when he finally decided to join the rest of his family in Florida. He and Mom lived together for the last 10 years and Mike had the responsibility and privilege of taking care of Mom until her final days. Mike had such a huge heart and loved meeting new people, having good conversations and dancing – how he loved dancing. He was known to dance all night with friends and family. His lifestyle was Free Spirited, and he worked many days fixing cars, lawnmowers, and anything that had an engine. He loved documentaries about History, Wars, and Airplanes/Tanks and would love to get into passionate discussions about them – probably why he joined the Army in the first place. Over the last couple years, Mike’s medical issues prohibited him from doing all these things he loved to do – which really tore his heart apart. Even though his body started to give out on him, he always made sure Mom was well taken care of and provided her with anything she wanted. Although Mike never married or had any children of his own, he loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own. Mike was also in a long-term relationship with a beautiful woman who had children of her own (Amy, Bobby, and Sarah). Mike felt very blessed to have been a part of their lives for many years and spoke of them often – even up to his last days.
Mike is survived by his three siblings: Richard Donald Wold Jr. (Cherri), Janna Wold Dale (Leonard), and Sharla Rae Wold; 7 nieces and nephews: Corey Wold, Jami Wold, Brandi Wold, Justin Wold, Zachary Dale, Baylie Dale, and Ryder Ealey; along with many cousins. Mike will be taken home and buried with our Mom and Dad.
There will be a private chapel service at the Resurrection Catholic Cemetery Chapel in Madison Wisconsin this summer. There will also be a celebration of life on in Rockford IL.
To view and sign the guestbook, please visit https://www.mullinsmemorial.com/ – please share any stories and memories that will put a smile on our faces during this difficult time; condolences are always welcomed as well. Mike – we love you so very much – know that you have definitely left a huge imprint on our hearts!
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.