We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Shrider -Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services
Maria Katharina Boldt went to be with her Lord and join her beloved husband Don on June 12, 2022 embraced by her only two children Randy and David. Maria was born on July 8,1939 to Friedrich and Katharina Scheer in Mackenbach, Germany. It was here, at her hometown, where she met her one and only husband to be, Don. He was stationed at the Ramstein U.S. Air Force Base just a few miles from where she lived. They courted and were married in 1958, then came to the USA in 1959. Two sons were born to this marriage, Randy and David.
Maria became a United States citizen by naturalization on October 8,1970.
The family had moved on several occasions including Don’s home state of Minnesota, Virginia, and Montana before settling in Ronan in 1984.
Maria pursued her passion for caring for people by becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse followed by a Registered Nurse. She went on to achieve her goal by graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Montana State University. Maria worked many floors at multiple hospitals and clinics, was a traveling nurse, and worked for the Indian Health Service (IHS) on most of the reservations in Montana. After she retired from the IHS, Maria worked as a part-time tutor and instructor at the Salish Kootenai College Nursing Program for 18 years. Maria’s nursing career spans nearly 50 years.
Maria was especially proud to be a grandmother and spend time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, occasional crocheting and knitting, visiting with friends, attending church, and collecting and restoring antique furniture.
Maria was preceded in death by her husband Don, parents Friedrich and Katherina, her two brothers Carl and Rainer, and numerous relatives, all residing in Europe.
She is survived by two sons Randy (Julie) and David (Marissa), grandchildren Lynnell, Koda and Kadon, one niece Silke, and several great children.
“Thank you, Maria Boldt” for being the best mom and grandma two sons and grandchildren could ask for, a loving wife, and generous and caring person to hundreds of patients, students, friends, and children in Montana and throughout the world.
Burial and graveside service will take place at the Boldt burial plots in Minnesota.
A memorial service in Ronan is pending and will be announced at a later date.