Darwin (Shorty) Wallace Bolstad August 3, 1946 ~ July 14, 2012

Darwin (Shorty) Wallace Bolstad, 65 of Fayetteville went to meet his heavenly father on July 14, 2012. He was the last survivor of his 4 siblings. He was born August 3, 1946 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota to Walter and Lillian Bolstad.  Darwin retired from Hiland Dairy after 22 years of service and then was owner and operator of Shorty’s Mobile Wash where he developed several clients in the Northwest Arkansas area. He was also a Volunteer Firefighter for the Wedington Fire Department for several years. He enjoyed his grandchildren, motorcycle rides with his family and many friends thru the Ozarks, sand- railing, boating and camping with family. He also enjoyed CB radios where his handle was Jackknife. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Virgil, Laverne and Lester Bolstad; sister, Leona Harworth and his grandparents who were immigrants from Norway. Surviors include his wife, of 47 years, Ivy Bolstad of the home; daughter, Pam Bolstad Asher of Farmington; son, Tim Bolstad of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 4 grandchildren, Amberly and Whitney Asher of Farmington, Nick Bolstad of Tulsa and Justin Bolstad of Fayetteville and his extended family from his hometown of Fergus Falls, Minnesota as well as Northwest, Arkansas include many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 5 to 7 PM. A Funeral service will be held at Beards Funeral Chapel 10:00 AM Thursday, July 19, 2012 with Chaplain Phil Misenhiemer officiating. Burial will be at Mt Comfort Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Gary Bolstad, Harlan Bolstad, Justin Bolstad,

Nick Bolstad, Kyle Ketcher, Daniel Ketcher,

Jason Jenkins, Joe Wich



Dennis (Snook) Harworth Jr, Karla Harworth,

Cameron Martin, La Rae Martin, Le Ann Jorgenson, Virgil Bolstad Jr., Jimmy Cook, Rick Lacy

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    Shelly Couch » 17. Jul, 2012

    I am very sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. I am your mail carrier.

    Kathy Dutton » 17. Jul, 2012

    Ivy,Pam,Tim so sorrow to hear about your loss .We love youall very much.The good thing about his passing we know he is with JESUS .You guys will be in our prayers.And may god bless each one.

    Bobbie Williams » 17. Jul, 2012

    I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you & your family.

    Anonymous » 17. Jul, 2012

    In Life as well as Death there are certain things that define who we are.
    More times than not it is the strong ones around us that keeps us from falling.
    May their perserverance never be forgotten.

    Raymond Foraker » 18. Jul, 2012

    Darwin was a good friend and a great person he will be truly missed by everyone.

    Name » 18. Jul, 2012

    Shorty was always so upbeat and pleasant when he came by our office: He would always brighten up your day. It was always a joy to visit with him. Our entire office staff ejoyed
    the times he stopped by the office. We will miss seeing him, our thoughts and prayers
    are with his family.

    Brad Scott and State Farm office staff Donna, Nathan, Abigail and Ryan

    Debbie (Bolstad) Jordon » 18. Jul, 2012

    Ivy, Pam and Tim. I am truly sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

    Kevin Bolstad » 18. Jul, 2012

    Prayers,from my family and boys.I cannot make it to the services.

    Name » 19. Jul, 2012

    Millie and Betty Turner
    Ivy, We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayer are with you and the family. Darwin will be truly missed.

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