Hans G. Wold

April 6, 1925May 15, 2013

Hans Wold was born in Witten, South Dakota on April 6, 1925. He passed of natural causes on May 15, 2013 in Mukilteo, WA.

He served in the Army during WWII and received the Purple Heart, Silver Star and Bronze Service Star. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism and English. After college Hans moved to Mukilteo where he met and married Margrette Hyland. They moved to Anacortes, WA where he worked in the newspaper business until 1964. Hans then attended Western Washington University where he received his Master's degree. He then began a career as an educator and taught English and Journalism at Cascade High School where he retired from in 1980. Hans was a gifted artist, writer and musician. He loved playing country and bluegrass with groups of friends. Hans was the youngest son of a Baptist Minister and loved his church. He enjoyed meeting with his fellow Christians every Monday and Friday. He especially loved his Men of Integrity group.

Hans was preceded in death by his wife, Margrette; and eight brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his loving family of four children: Norma Hyland (Robert Czachor), Adell Nunnally (John), Hans S. Wold (Darlene) and Martin Wold (Wenju); grandchildren: John Nunnally, Jameson Nunnally, Zachariah Bryson, Daniel Bryson, Joy Bryson, Nicholas Solheim, Andrew Solheim, Simon Wold; and eleven great-grandchildren with one more on the way. A Celebration of Life service to be held at First Baptist Church, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett on May 23, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hans G. Wold

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Bill McLaughlin

March 22, 2014

Hans was in my writing group in Mukiltio's Arts Guild. A treasured member with many great history, moral and childrens writings as well as drawings that inspired us all. He was an inspiration to us all to live up to and surpass our own expectaions

June 8, 2013

I too, commented previously but would like to add that I have many funny memories of Hans. More than once he pulled up to the gas station, went in and paid for his gas. He then drove off without gasing up! Then ran out of gas. Another time he he drove Margie to the grocery store, let her off at the door and then drove home! I said he was the original "absent minded professor"! I loved them both. Mona

Cecelia Wold-Attix

June 8, 2013

Very sorry to hear of your dear father's passing. It was wonderful to read about his many accomplishments. I commented on this page previously, but I don't think it went through. Hans and I were first cousins. My late father, Emil (AKA Amill)Wold would have been his uncle. Music is in the Wold genes. I know they're making heaven a happier place

Valerie Newsom

June 3, 2013

After attending Cascade's 50th anniversary, I learned of Mr. Wold's passing from the Gordon family. He was a kind teacher who inspired me to become a court reporter. I'm sorry to hear of your family's loss.

Marcia Hall

May 31, 2013

Hans Sr was one of my dad's best friends, one of my high school teachers, a gifted musician, and a hero to many. He put up with my dad's bluster and loved him, and helped me see another side of my father. He played piano better by ear than I did after ten years of lessons. He always had funny stories to tell, and manages to sneak little life lessons in when you weren't paying attention. My dad went first, soon after Margie, and I can only imagine what they're up to now. I told my husband that I hope Hans gets a banjo in heaven...cause my dad HATES banjo music and Hans loved to torture him a little! Love to the whole family from the Reeves family.

Bev Wellen

May 24, 2013

Dear Marty and Family,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. I know you have many wonderful memories to treasure and give you comfort. Take care my friend.

Mary McLaughliln

May 21, 2013

Hans was a wonderful man with a gentle nature. He freely gave of himself and his faith. I was blessed by knowing him.

jim & dorothy andringa

May 20, 2013

Hans was a much loved member of our 50+ group at Northshore for many years. He loved to sing and shared the song he wrote. We often sang it to close our meetings.

Walking with Jesus

I'm walking with Jesus
Where ever He leads me,
Down in the dark valley
He's walking with me
And in the green pastures,
beside the still waters,
He's resting my soul, and
He's walking with me.

His rod for my learning,
His staff for my leading,
He's leading me home, and
He's walking with me,
He's setting my table,
My cup's running over,
In that bright home where
Forever I'll be.

Yes, I'm walking with Jesus,
Wherever He leads me,
Down in the dark valley,
He's walking with me,
And in the bright meadows,
Beside the still waters,
He's resting my soul, and
He's walking with me.

Based on the 23rd Psalm

Laura Smith

May 20, 2013

Hans was my great uncle and is a remembered as a favorite uncle of many of my cousins. I loved spending time with Hans and Margie in their home as a teen. He had a great smile. I was fortunate to be able to visit with him and Margie several times in the last two years. During those visits he shared many stories with me and I could see he still had his great sense of humor.

Erin Sullivan

May 19, 2013

I attended Cascade High School in the 80s and had Mr. Wold as a teacher. I remember him as a kind person and patient teacher. I learned a great deal from him. My thoughts are with you, his family and friends.