Delores Solverud, 87, Scandinavia

January 29, 2019

Delores M. Solverud, 87, Scandinavia, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at Maple Ridge Memory Care in Plover.

Delores was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Oshkosh, the daughter of Merle and Dorothy (Steinke) Bruley, and was raised in Amherst Junction and graduated from Amherst High School. Delores married Lynn Solverud in Amherst on Aug. 11, 1951. Delores and Lynn lived in Arpin, Nekoosa and Beaver Dam before retiring to their dream log cabin lake home in Scandinavia in 1989. Delores enjoyed traveling, canoeing and fishing with Lynn. After 43 years of marriage Delores lost Lynn in 1994, but remained at the lake until just the last couple of years. Delores was devoted to her husband and her family. She was active in her church wherever she was living and brought up her children in faith as well. In addition to occasionally working outside the home once the kids were in school, Delores was a consummate homemaker, seamstress, quilter, rosemaler and steadfast friend. She was a loving mother, doting grandmother, proud great-grandmother and liked nothing better than family get-togethers and visiting over coffee or a meal.

Survivors include three sons, Lane (Carol) Solverud of Pittsville, Mark (Lois) Solverud of Middleton, and Ross (Vicki) Solverud of Stevens Point; one daughter, Lori (Kevin) Butch of Green Bay; grandchildren, Carl (Jolene) Solverud of Holmen, Laura (Carlito Reyes Jr.) Solverud of Wausau, Kaelin (Joseph) Fontaine of Monona, Dustin Butch of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nathan Butch of Green Bay, Kristen (Luke) Pernsteiner of Wausau, and Jessica (John) Archer of Fort Collins, Colorado; great-grandchildren, Freya Solverud, Amelia Reyes, Zachary Reyes, Arlo Reyes, Emerson Reyes, Orin Reyes, Lillian Reyes, Axel Fontaine, Alma Fontaine, Vance Pernsteiner and Everett Archer.

Delores was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn; her parents; her brothers, Melvin and Jerold; and her daughter-in-law, Cyndy.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Amherst. The Rev. Dwight Anderson will officiate. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Amherst. Friends may call at the church Saturday, Febr. 2, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m.

Jungers-Holly Funeral Home, Amherst, is assisting the family.

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