Sept. 8, 1929 - October 26, 2013 Cornelius "Bud" Solvberg took the Lord's hand on Saturday, October 26, 2013 after complications from pneumonia, with his family at his side. He was born September 8, 1929 in Minot, North Dakota. The youngest of six children to Cornelius Sr. and Ida Solvberg. At the age of 8, he moved with his family to Marysville, WA. He graduated from Marysville High School with the class of 1949. He met Barbara Holyoke and they were married on May 16, 1959. They lived in Marysville where they raised their five children. Bud took over his father's furniture store, the Furniture Exchange on 3rd Street in Marysville. In 1988, he retired his business after a long successful career. Bud was a life long member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, in his younger years he was a volunteer fire fighter for the city of Marysville, and was an active member of the Downtown Merchants Association. He enjoyed spending time doing yard work, golfing with his buddies and spending quality time with his family and friends at his beach house that he built on Camano Island when he was in his 20's. The beach house is a family treasure still to this day. Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara in 1988; mother-in-law, Beatrice Holyoke (Robert); and four sisters, Marian Solvberg, Olga Kerr (Cecil), Edythe Beaman (Don) and Irene Holte (Al). He is survived by his sister, Shirley Roth (late husband, Roy); his children, Diane Schuh (John), Kevin Solvberg (Shannon), Connie Rossnagle (Bryan), Susan Webster (Chris) and David Solvberg; grandchildren, J.R., Jordon, Conner, Allison, Kyle, McKenzie, Andy, Spencer, Nikole; and great-grand-daughter, Cheyanne; sister-in-law, Patricia Raymond (late husband, Bill); and numerous nieces and nephews. Bud was the kindest, most generous, humble man to all who were lucky enough to know him. He will be missed dearly by his family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7215 51st Ave NE Marysville, WA 98270 or to the American Breast Cancer Society in honor of his wife Barbara. The family sends a very special thank you to his longtime primary care physician Dr. Richard Terry, the staff at Merrill-Gardens in Stanwood, WA where he resided this last year and for the wonderful care he received at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, WA. A memorial service will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Marysville on Saturday November 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Oct. 30 to Nov. 8, 2013