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Visitation

Haut Funeral Home- Jamestown
Sunday November 21st, 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm

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Prayer Service

Haut Funeral Home- Jamestown
Sunday November 21st, 2021
5:00pm

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Funeral Service

St. Luke Lutheran Church
Monday November 22nd, 2021
11:00am

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Burial

St. Luke's Lutheran Cemetery
Monday November 22nd, 2021

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Harold 'Bud' Goldsmith

Harold Franklin Goldsmith, 80, Streeter, ND died Thursday November 18, 2021 at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown.

Bud was born February 15, 1941, at Mandan, ND the son of Harold and Bernice (Hirsch) Goldsmith. He grew up on a farm in Tuttle, ND. He graduated from Tuttle High School June, 1958 and joined the US Navy in July.

He attended boot camp at the Great Lakes Naval Station followed by his first duty station in Norman, OK. He was an aviation hydraulics technician on various aircraft and aboard different carriers during the Vietnam War.

Bud and Elsie Wagner met while he was stationed at Mayport Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL. They were married November 4, 1961 in Nahunta, GA. Harold attended boot camp at Great Lakes Training Center, followed by his first duty station in Norman, OK. They lived in Jacksonville until Harold was transferred to Miramar Naval Air Station in Miramar, CA in 1962. He was an aviation hydraulics technician on various aircraft and aboard different carriers during the Vietnam War. They lived in Poway, CA until Harold retired from the USN and they moved to Streeter, ND in Jan. 1978 where they have resided.

He opened a mechanic shop, worked for the county driving the maintainer and later established Goldsmith Trucking and up until the time of his death he helped his grandson Jordan and son-in-law Troy on their farm as truck driver, grain cart driver and all-around gopher, he was proud to be able to help them on the farm.

He was an active member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. He was a life member of The American Legion and was Vice Commander of the Streeter Post. He was past District 4 Commander, Department finance & audit committee member, Central Region Vice Commander, ND Central Region DEC, Department Commander Elect and ND American Legion Commander 2015-2016. He was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War.

He is survived by his children David H. (Letha) Goldsmith, Omaha NE; Debbie K (Troy) Zillmer, Gackle, ND; 3 grandchildren, Jason (Jackie) Zillmer, New Brighton, MN; Jamie (Tyler) Lagodinski, Edgeley, ND; Jordan (Erica) Zillmer, Cleveland, ND; 7 great-grandchildren; Alex, Allie and Austin Lagodinski, Hudson and Viviana Zillmer, Theodore and Jayne Elsie Zillmer; 2 step grandchildren, Mica (Matt) Bibb, Fort Worth, TX; Austin Hall (Brandi), Houston, TX; 2 step great grandchildren, Grant Bibb and Nolan Bibb; 1 sister, Darlyne(Joseph) Stanczyk, Holly, MI; 1 brother, Larry (Chris) Goldsmith, Fredericksburg, VA; 3 sister-in- laws: Clara Mae (Ron) Marcotte; Martha von Cotzhausen; and Ruth (Larry) Staton, all of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Elsie, sister Adeline (Bunny) Paulson, 2 grandchildren, Samantha (infant) & Samuel (7 yrs) Goldsmith.


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Bud has long been a member of my family. He will be missed.

Clara Mae Marcotte Nov 24 2021 9:01 PM

He was a great and wonderful part of our American Legion family. RIP, Bud.

Marlys Aubol, past department president, ALA, 2013-14 Nov 22 2021 8:06 AM

Debbie, Dave, and your families,
THINKING OF YOU- AT THIS TIME

Blaine Fercho Nov 22 2021 12:33 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Harold Goldsmith

Monika Goldsmith Nov 21 2021 8:55 PM

On behalf of The North Dakota American Legion Past Department Commanders Club please accept our sincere condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. My wife Annamarie and I as well as The ND Past Department Commanders Club will each be making donations in Bud's memory to The North Dakota American Legion Foundation PO Box 5057 West Fargo, ND 58078-5057. Don Herrly Secretary/Treasurer ND Past Department Commanders Club

Don Herrly Nov 21 2021 6:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Harold Goldsmith

The Cletis Hoffer Family Nov 21 2021 2:12 PM

RIP My Friend !

Carroll & Ruth Quam Nov 20 2021 9:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Harold Goldsmith

Carroll & Ruth Quam Nov 20 2021 9:31 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Ruth Hoopes. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Harold 'Bud' Goldsmith.

Ruth Hoopes Nov 20 2021 11:49 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Harold Goldsmith

Mike Weyrauch Nov 19 2021 8:23 PM

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