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Richard Solseth

May 27th, 1940 - April 22nd, 2017

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Richard "Dick" L. Solseth, 76, of Savage, Minn., entered eternal life on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Dick was born on May 27, 1940, in Milroy, Minn., the son of Harold and Helen (Edwards) Solseth. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Dick married Elizabeth "Betty" Fastle on June 13, 1964, at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Minneapolis. He was a retired employee of IDS/American Express and worked as an accountant.
Dick loved going to the cabin and spending time out on the lake fishing. Woodworking was a passion of his, along with traveling, even making a few trips to Alaska. He was a true Minnesota sports fan and liked to cheer on the Timberwolves, Vikings, Wild and the Twins. Watching his kids grow up playing sports and then his grandchildren was something very special to him. Dick was very active in Little League and was a Cub Scout leader. He cherished his family most of all and would do anything for his kids.
Dick is survived by wife, Betty; children, Charles (Mary), David (Shereen), and James (Ana); grandchildren, Tony (Melanie) Annie, Lauren, Dustin and Eva; two great-grandchildren; sister, Elaine (John) Brewers; brother, Harold (Marie); brother-in-law, Peter Schumacher; sister-in-law, Connie Solseth.
He is preceded in death by parents, Harold and Helen; siblings, Pat Ellingson, Jeanine Schumacher, Douglas, Chloris Molle and Leona Jean McLaine.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, and also from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Monday, May 1, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., all at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 West 125th Street, Savage, MN. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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Leona Jean Solseth (McLain)

June 26th, 1936 - April 24th, 2015

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Leona Jean McLain, 78, of Sycamore, died Friday April 24, 2015 in her home. She was born June 26, 1936 in Milroy, MN, the daughter of Harold and Helen (Edwards) Solseth. Leona attended Milroy High School in Milroy, MN. She was married for 17 years to Gerard McLain of Sycamore. Leona worked for 25 years at Farm and Fleet in Sycamore. She was a member of The Church of St. Mary in Sycamore and her work in the church and her love for it was most important to her. 
Leona is survived by her five children, Colleen (David) Lindgren of Shabbona, IL, Kathryn (Dave) West of Sycamore, Bernadette (Ken) Wnek of Fairfield, OH, Michael (Colleen) McLain, Reston, VA, and Daniel (Beth) McLain, Delmont, PA. Grandchildren, Nels (Andrea) Lindgren, Lauren (Zach) Isabel, Katrina Lindgren, Erin (Jon) Ormond, Adam (Kari) West, Kyle West (Anea Klingenberg), Megan West, Ellie and Jamie Wnek, Ryan and Kelsey McLain and Caitlin and Matthew McLain. Great grandchildren, Riley and Rogan Ormond, Lyla and Lana West, Mila West, Evelyn Lindgren and Gerald Isabel. Siblings; Harold (Marie) Solseth, CO, Richard (Betty) Solseth, MN, Elaine (John) Brewers MN, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Chloris, Pat, Jeanine and a brother Doug.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday April 29, 2015 in The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman Street, Sycamore, IL with the Reverend Paul Lipinski officiating. There will be a visitation at the church, from 10 am. until the time of service. Burial will take place after the funeral mass in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Sycamore, IL.

 

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Paul Schumacher

August 26th, 1961 - August 31st, 2011

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SCHUMACHER, PAUL R. 
August 26, 1961 - August 31, 2011
age 50 of Lakeland, formerly of Cottage Grove. Worked over 25 years in the Tool Making Industry. Survived by wife, Cindy; sons, Andrew & Adam; father, Peter Schumacher of Forest Lake; siblings, Steve (Chris) of Scandia, Theresa (Mark) Johnson of Scandia, Jim (Lori) of Eagan, Mary (Richard) Towner of White Bear Lake, Francis of Maplewood, and Leona (Gary) Flynn of Canyon, CO; father & mother-in-law, Carl & Marlene Koonst of Woodbury; brothers-in-law Jim (Mary Ann) Koonst of Belle Plaine and Doug (Stephanie) of Beebe, AR. Preceded in death by mother Jeanine Schumacher. Visitation Sunday 5-8 pm at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home (2195 Woodlane Dr.) and Monday 10-11 am at the church. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 11 am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (16770 – 13th St. S., Lakeland, MN). Interment will be at Glenwood City Cemetery in Glenwood City, WI.  

Arrangements under the direction of Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, Woodbury, MN

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Ellen Molle (Skramstad)

March 18th, 1951 - August 19th, 2010

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Ellen Marie Molle was born March 18, 1951 in Marshall to John and Chloris (Solseth) Molle. She grew up in Marshall, graduating from Marshall High School in 1969. She attended Southwest State University through 1972 with a major in art.
On November 25, 1972, Ellen was united in marriage with Phil Skramstad. On April 1, 1974, their first son, Michael, was born followed by their second son, Ryan, on June 8, 1976. For over 25 years, Ellen and Phil owned and operated Olson & Lowe Clothing in Marshall, but during that time, Ellen’s main passion was focused on her family.
Ellen was an accomplished artist whose modesty with her art always took precedence over her obvious talent. She was also a talented and passionate Genealogist who uncovered centuries of mysteries for her family, her husband’s family and the families of many friends. She was also a dedicated and detailed Historian who recently wrote a detailed and documented history of one period of time in Marshall that essentially changes and enhances some of the history of Marshall. The essay will be published by Southwest State University.
Besides her passion for art, genealogy and history, Ellen was a very accomplished gardener whose friends marveled at her flowers and vegetables every year. Ellen learned to enjoy playing golf, but very typically, only as a sacrifice for her husband.
Ellen was a completely selfless lady, becoming the main caregiver for over 20 years for numerous family, relatives and friends. Even after her diagnosis and later on, the reoccurrence of her cancer, she was more concerned about her husband and boys than she was herself. She always found good in every person she met, and everyone she met enjoyed Ellen’s humor, intelligence and passion for life.
Ellen was an active volunteer and a year’s long member of the board at the Marshall Area Fine Art Center and Council. She was also very active in Senior College over the years as an instructor for art classes. She was a dedicated member of PEO, and loved her PEO sisters. Ellen was also an active volunteer over the years in many community boards and projects. When Ellen was asked to volunteer for a new board or new project, she always said “yes.” She will be deeply missed forever by her family and friends.
Ellen passed away Thursday, August 19, 2010 after a 2 year courageous battle with cancer. She died peacefully at home.
She is survived by her husband Phil of Marshall, son Michael (and Jen) Skramstad of St. Louis Park, son Ryan (and Lisha King) Skramstad of Sedalia, MO, granddaughter Gabrielle, grandson Ethan, sister Valerie (and Dave) Doner of Jacksonville, FL, brothers Phillip (and Sandy) Molle of Woodbridge, VA and John (and Jane) Molle of Delmar, MD, numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins and her amazingly dear and dedicated friends.
Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, John and Chloris (Solseth) Molle.

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Chloris Solseth (Molle)

March 29th, 1929 - November 29th, 2008

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Chloris was born on March 29, 1929, in Milroy, to Harold and Helen (Edwards) Solseth. She grew up in Milroy and graduated from Milroy High School in 1947. Chloris was united in marriage to John Molle in 1948. The couple lived in St. Cloud and St. Paul while John attended the William Mitchell Law School. They returned to Marshall in 1954. Chloris was very active in the community. She worked as a Firearms Safety Instructor and Fishing Guide for the State of Minnesota Women’s Fishing Association. She belonged to the American Legion, VFW and PEO. Chloris was also a Camp Fire Girls and Cub Scout Den Leader. She worked with her husband as a legal secretary. Chloris was also a caregiver to many senior residents of Marshall for many years.
Chloris died on Saturday, November 29, 2008, at the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall. She is survived by her children Ellen (Philip) Skramstad of Marshall, Valerie (Dave) Doner of Jacksonville, FL, John (Jane) Molle of Delmar, MA, Phillip (Sandra) Molle of Woodbridge, VA, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, siblings Harold Solseth Jr. of Colorado Springs, Richard Solseth of Savage, MN, Leona Jean McLain of Sycamore, IL, Elaine Brewers of Ghent. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John, siblings Jeanine Schumacher, Douglas Solseth and Patricia Ellingson.

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Helen Jeanine Solseth (Schumacher)

January 16th, 1932 - September 1st, 2001

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St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 2, 2001

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Helen Jeanine, 69, Sartell and formerly of Cottage Grove.  Services will be 11 am. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Friends may all from 5-9 p.m. Monday at the Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and 1 hour prior to services Tuesday at the church in Sartell.  There will be a family rosary prayer at 6 p.m. followed by St. Francis Xavier Parish Prayers at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.  She is survived by her husband Peter of Sartell; children and their spouses, Steve 7 Chris of Scandia; Theresa 7 Mark Johnson of Taylors Falls; James & Lori of Eagan; Paul & Cindy of Lakeland; Mary & Richard Towner of White Bear Lake; Francis of Maplewood; Leona of St. Paul; sisters and brothers, Chloris m. Molle of Marshall; Harold Jr. of Colorado Springs, CO; Richard of Savage; Elaine Brewers of Ghent; Leona McLain of Sycamore, IL: and 16 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold & Helen (Edwards) Solseth, sister Patricia Ellingson, brother Doug.

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Harold Reuben Solseth

March 8th, 1905 - February 12th, 1998

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Marshall Independent - 2/4/1998

 
    Services for Harold Solseth. 92, of Marshall. formerly of Milroy, will be at 1:30 today at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Milroy. Visitation will be at Rehkamp Funeral Home in Marshall from 9-11 a.m. and at the church one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the St. Michael’s Cemetery, Milroy.
    Mr. Solseth died Tuesday, February 12, 1998, at the Tracy Nursing Home in Tracy.
    Harold R. Solseth was born March 8, 1905, in Milroy, to Ole and Mary (Ammundson) Solseth. He attended Milroy public schools. On Aug. 24, 1928, he and Helen Edwards were married. The couple farmed near Milroy, Tracy and Amiret. He retired from farming and moved to Marshall where he lived until 1994, when he moved to the Tracy Nursing Home.
    Survivors include his daughter, Leona McLain of Sycamore, Ill., Jeanine Schumacher of Aitkin, Chloris Molle of Marshall and Elaine Brewers of Ghent; sons Harold Solseth of Colorado Springs, Colorado., and Richard Solseth of St. Louis Park, 33 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister Inga Tuness of Marshall.
He was preceded in death by his wife, one daughter, one son, three sisters and four brothers.

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Douglas Edward Solseth

January 12th, 1938 - July 7th, 1989

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Newspaper obituary, undated:  Douglas Solseth Services were held July 11 at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church in Pelican Rapids for a former Milroy resident, Douglas Solseth, 51, who died of cancer Friday, July 7, 1989 at the Pelican Valley Health Center in Pelican Rapids.  Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Solseth was born Jan. 12, 1938 in Milroy, a son of Harold and Helen Edwards Solseth.  He graduated from Milroy High School in 1956 and Mankato State University in 1960.  He married Connie Jones of Lucan and they lived at Burlington, Wyo., where he taught social studies one year.  They then moved to Marshall and in 1963 moved to Sundance, Wyo., where he also taught school.  They returned to Marshall where he taught until 1971 when he became a field representative for Minnesota Educational Association.  In 1975, they moved to Littleton, Colo., where he was field representative for Colorado Education Association until 1978 when they moved to Cloquet where he was again MEA representative.  They moved to Pelican Rapids in 1984.  He was a member of St. Leonard’s Church, Pelican Rapids Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, PSA and MEA. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Mrs. Terry (Lauri) Groth of Esko, Lisa of Hopkins, Leslie of Cloquet, Lynette of Sheboygan, Wis.; sons, Bryan of Long Prairie and Jonathan of Pelican Rapids; four grandchildren; his father at Marshall; brothers, Harold Jr. of Colorado Springs, and Richard of St. Louis Park; and sisters, Mrs. John (Chloris) Molle of Marshall, Mrs. Peter (Jeanine) Schumacher of Cottage Grove, Leona Jean McClain of DeKalb, Ill., and Mrs. John (Elaine) Brewers of Ghent.  He was preceded in death by his mother and a sister.

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Patricia Solseth (Ellingson)

September 28th, 1930 - October 23rd, 1987

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Newspaper obituary, undated:  Patricia Ellingson Services were held Saturday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall for Patricia Ann Ellingson, 57, of Brookings, Ore., who died Friday, Oct. 23, 1987 in Minneapolis.  Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery at Milroy. Patricia Solseth was born Sept. 28, 1930 at Milroy, a daughter of Harold and Helen Edwards Solseth.  After graduation from Milroy High School, she worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Marshall. Her marriage to Sylvan Ellingson took place in Milroy March 7, 1953.  In 1956, they moved to California where she was employed by General Telephone Co. at Long Beach and Pacific Telephone Co. in Sacramento.  She retired in 1985 and this year moved to Brookings. Survivors include her husband; her father of Marshall; sisters Mrs. John (Chloris) Molle of Marshall, Mrs. John (Elaine) Brewers of Ghent, Mrs. Peter (Jeanine) Schumacher of Cottage Grove and Leona McClain of DeKalb, Ill.; and brothers Harold Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo., R chard of St. Louis Park and Douglas of Pelican Rapids.  She was preceded in death by her mother.

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Amund Solseth

January 6th, 1826 - January 2nd, 1916

Amund Halverson Solseth was Grandpa Harold's grandfather. He married Olia Christenson in Oppland County, Norway in 1857 and they emigrated to the US in 1885. They had 8 children. Anton, Kristian, Ronog, Ole, Ingaborg, Gena, Amond and Ottena. Ole was Grandpa Harold's father. 

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Amund Solseth’s obituary from the Milroy Ecko, 1916

 

 

    The following account of the death of Amund Solseth was taken from the Times-Messenger of Madelia, where the funeral was held.

    Mr. Amund Solseth, another of the old settlers of this community, and a man universally admired and respected, has gone to join the silent majority. He passed away on January 2d, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Lebek, at Milroy, MN., after an illness of about one week. Death resulted from an attack of pneumonia, following the grippe.

    Deceased was born in Gudbranddalen, Norway, January 6th, 1826. He was married there in 1855 to Miss Olia Christenson, and to this union eight children were born, two of whom, Anton Lund of Madeila, and Ole Solseth of Milroy have passed away. Those who survive, to mourn the loss of a fond and loving father are Mrs. Christ Johnson of Madeila; Mr. Amund Solseth of Milroy; Mr. Olson of Aberdeen, SD; and Mrs. PH Lebek of Milroy. 

    In 1885 the family emigrated to America, and located in Blue Earth County, Minn, where they took a homestead and lived until 1912. Since that time, Mr. and Mrs. Solseth have made their home with their daughter Mrs. Lebek, at Milroy. Mrs. Solseth passed away about two months ago. 

    The remains were brought to Madelia Monday night, and the funeral was held at the West Lutheran Church at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. The remains were laid to rest beside those of Mrs. Solseth, in the West Lutheran cemetery. 

    Those from out of town who also attended the funeral are: Mr. and Mrs. Mona Olson, of Aberdeen, SD, Mr. P H Lebek of Milroy; Mr. Wm Blake; Mr. Ed Solseth and Miss ANnoe Solseth of Milroy.

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Olia Christenson (Solseth)

October 11th, 1833 - November 2nd, 1915

Olia Christenson Solseth was Grandpa Harold's Grandmother. She married Amund Solseth in Norway and emigrated to the United states in 1885. 

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Olia Solseth’s obituary, November 11th, 1915, in the Milroy Echo

 

 

    Mrs. Amund Solseth passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Peter Lebek, at Milroy, Redwood County, on November 2nd, 1915, at the advanced age of 82 years and 21 days.Deceased was born in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway, Oct. 11th, 1833, and was married in that country in 1855. Coming to America in 1885 she located in Blue Earth County, where she took a homestead and lived until 1912. Since then she has made her home with her daughter at Milroy. The remains were taken to Madelia Wednesday, November 3rd accompanied by P H Lebek, Mrs. Mary Solseth and Mrs. Martha Solseth. The funeral was held Friday Nov 5th at 2 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Chris Johnson, her daughter and at 2:30 at the United Lutheran Church. Her husband, four daughters and two sons are left to mourn the loss of a faithful and devoted wife and mother.

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Ole Solseth

April 12th, 1866 - December 21st, 1912

Ole was Grandpa Harold's father. He was born in Norway and emigrated to America with his parents, Amund and Olia and his 7 brothers and sisters, in 1885. He died before both of his parents at the age of 46. 

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Milroy Echo, 1912:  Ole Solseth passed into the Great Beyond Saturday morning at 10:30 (Dec. 21, 1912) He had struggled hard since Thanksgiving day when he was first operated on.  This operation seemed not successful and another was performed on him Dec. 13; both of which were on his stomach.  At one time prior to the second operation, death seemed to have laid claim to him, but by the continuous, watchful care of both the Mayos and Dr. Judd, he rallied.  After the second operation he seemingly improved until Friday afternoon when the change for the worse came, too persistent to be withheld even though Wm. Mayo was with him personally that night.  Up until two o’clock in the morning he could be aroused but from then on he slept a peaceful sleep until 10:30 came which ended his earthly career.  Ole has suffered for the past few years having been sickly most of the time.  Five years ago, Dr. Gray removed his appendix at Vesta. He was born in Norway, April 12, 1866.  In 1883 he migrated to this country and took up his abode at Madelia, Minnesota, where 7 years later he was married to Mary Amundson, who too, came from the same place. To them were born 9 children, 5 boys and 4 girls, all of them including a wife, he leaves to mourn his departure.  They moved to this locality 19 years ago and have made many friends who at this moment of sorrow are deeply in sympathy with them. Ole was always jovial and a large hearted fellow citizen and always faithful to his church vows, being the Norwegian Lutheran Church.  The funeral will be held at the house at 2 o’clock Thursday.  The floral offerings were beautiful.

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