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Mrs. Ellenjane Kathleen (Gohlke) Soltesz


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Mrs. Ellenjane Kathleen (Gohlke) Soltesz Obituary
Ellenjane Kathleen Soltesz, 87, of Jonesville and formerly of Livonia, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, November 7, 2016 at Drews Country Living in Hillsdale. She was born August 15, 1929 in Detroit to Elmer & Genevieve (Besler) Gohlke. Jane married Joseph John Soltesz on April 7, 1953 and he survives.

Jane graduated and received her teaching certificate from Wayne State University where she was actively involved in the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. She worked as a kindergarten teacher in the Ferndale school system. Jane also taught story time classes to preschoolers in the Livonia school system. She attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillsdale and was a former Girl Scout Leader and PTA President. In their retirement, Jane and her husband, Joe, enjoyed volunteering for Greenmead Historical Village and the Historical Commission in Livonia.

In addition to her husband, Joe, Jane is survived by four children, Deborah (Kyle Harris) Soltesz of Brazoria, Texas, Laurel (Robert) Jones of St. Louis, Missouri, Christopher (Ann) Soltesz of Arlington, Texas and Sara (Anthony) Lisznyai of Jonesville; six grandchildren, Justin Jones, Nathan (Kate) Jones, Eric Lisznyai, Daniel Soltesz, Elyse Lisznyai and Matthew Soltesz and one great granddaughter, Hadley Jones.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Janice Aiken and a brother in infancy.

Funeral services for Ellenjane Soltesz will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillsdale with Pastor Dan Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Livonia Historical Commission c/o Greenmead, 20510 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, Michigan, 48152. Please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com to leave online condolences.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2016
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