Wesley Bolstad, age 61, of Milbank passed away on April 10, 2022.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 15, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank. Rev. Justin Neugebauer will officiate and burial will be in the Wilmot City Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and continue on Friday, one hour prior to the service.
Wesley Warren Bolstad was born on July 3, 1960, in Minneapolis, MN. He was the son of Robert and Patricia (Keough) Bolstad. Wes grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Browns Valley High School with the Class of 1978. He attended one year of college at the University of South Dakota. He was united in marriage with Dori Christensen on July 7, 1979, in Browns Valley, MN.
Wes worked at the family resort, Bolstad’s Resort, on Lake Traverse from 1971 until 1978. He worked at Lynch’s Meat Market and then worked for a construction company building grain elevators. He worked for Saputo Cheese in Big Stone City, then worked for Ottertail Power Company for 40 years.
Wes was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Milbank. He was proud to be an American and proudly displayed the red, white, and blue. The 4th of July was a special holiday for him. Wes enjoyed golfing, camping, riding motorcycles, and generally anything the outdoors. He was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. He enjoyed participating in bowling tournaments. During the last few years, he really enjoyed spending time on the golf course with his buddies. Most importantly, Wes cherished the time spent with his family and loved watching his grandchildren grow up.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dori of Milbank, SD; two children: Jenny Stroschein (fiancé Nick Green) Lennox, SD; and Josh (Kayla) Bolstad of Brandon, SD; five grandchildren: Taylor Stroschein (special friend, Gage), Carter Stroschein, Brynlee Green, Brody Job, and Jace Bolstad; his parents: Robert and Patricia Bolstad of Willmar, MN; one brother, Brian Bolstad of Minneapolis, MN; and his mother-in-law, Dorothy Christensen of Browns Valley, MN. Wesley was preceded in death by one brother, Scott Bolstad; aunts, uncles, grandfather, grandmother, father-in-law, and one cousin.