Robert W. Palda, Class of 1963
Robert W. Palda, 78, longtime Minot attorney, died Sunday, July 17, 2011 in Glenburn, ND, where he had been living since being displaced by the Minot flooding.
Bob was born on October 2, 1932 in Minot, ND, a son of Robert W. and Genieve (Vandenoever) Palda. He was raised and educated in Minot, graduating from St. Leo's High School. He married the former Mary Ann Tallman on July 25, 1953 at the Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois while serving in the United States Navy. He attended the University of Minnesota and the University of North Dakota Law School, graduating in 1963. Upon graduation, he returned to Minot to start a long and distinguished career as an attorney.
Bob was an avid sportsman who was passionate about hunting, fishing, boating and the great outdoors. He was also a lover of all professional sporting events. He was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church of Minot, the American Legion and the Minot Country Club. He was also a member of the Minot Elks Lodge, where he had served as the Exalted Ruler.
Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of Minot; his daughters, Jayne (Dan) Holwegner of Minot and Susan (Steven) Holmly of Hot Springs, AR; son Mark Palda of Minot; grandchildren, Jerica Irmen, Amber Hokanson, Ashley Leigh, Jennifer Hokanson, Nick Holwegner, Alan Palda, Brandon Bradford and Natasha Palda; great grandchildren, Riley Holwegner, Kya Kamrowski, Meegan Leigh and Sawyer Leigh; half sister, Charlotte Engleson of Eureka, MT. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Barbara Mills and a granddaughter, Natasha Palda.
Memorials are preferred to Trinity Hospice or the a Cancer Research fund of the donor's choice.
Funeral: Friday, July 22, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.
Visitation: Thursday, July 21, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Burial of Bob's cremains will take place at a later date in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND
Officiating Clergy: Fr. Chris Kadrmas
Readers: Dan Holwegner and Bernie Muus
Gift Bearers: Nick and Tasha Holwegner
Processional Hymn: "How Great Thou Art"
Offertory: "Here I Am Lord"
Communion Hymn: "On Eagles Wings"
Commendation: "Song of Farewell"
Recessional Hymn: "Amazing Grace"
Nadine Holmly, Soloist
Lucas Brown, Pianist
Honorary Bearers: Bob's grandchildren and great grandchildren
Following the service everyone is invited to join the family for lunch and fellowship in the lower level of the church.
Our family would like to thank everyone for the many acts of kindness shown during this difficult time. Your thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated and will never be forgotten. May God bless the memory of Robert W. "Bob" Palda