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Raymond Solberg


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Raymond Solberg

Raymond Oneal Solberg was born May 21, 1924 on the family farm in Union County, SD to Sievert and Olina (Holthe) Solberg. He died August 2, 2017 at Bethesda in Beresford, SD at the age of 93 years, two months and 11 days.

Ray was raised on the farm, the seventh of nine children. He attended Starr School then worked his whole life as a farmer, from using horses to the most modern equipment. On June 30, 1952 he married Virginia Jacobsen. Virginia taught at Starr School where her husband and son both attended. Ray continued to farm until he was in his 80s. Following Virginia's death in 2010, he continued to live in the home he was born in until this spring.

He loved playing baseball as a young man and then watching it with his grandson, James. He liked pitching horseshoes and bowling, but will be fondly remembered as being a good pinochle player.

Ray is survived by his son, Kevin Solberg and his wife, Patricia of Vermillion; granddaughter, Jenelle Solberg and grandson, James Solberg. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, his parents, three adult brothers, Oscar, Stanley and Judine "Shorty" Solberg; an adult sister, Sylvia Offerdahl; four infant siblings, one niece and one nephew.

Funeral services will be 2PM Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Roseni Lutheran Church, rural Beresford, SD. Visitation will be 6-8PM Friday at Wass Funeral Home in Beresford with a prayer service at 7PM.
Published in The Argus Leader on Aug. 4, 2017
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