Alan D. Solverson, 81, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Bland Bekkedal Center for Hospice Care in Viroqua.
Alan David Solverson, 81, of Viroqua, was born May 12, 1936, in La Crosse, to Selmer and Clara (Bruland) Solverson. He spent a few years of his childhood at the Sugar Creek farm. In 1941, the family moved to their Upper Maple Dale farm near Viroqua.
Alan attended Viroqua schools and graduated in 1955. He attended Madison farm short course for two years. Alan then joined the Viroqua National Guard. They were activated to Fort Lewis, Wash., in 1961-62, during the Berlin Crisis.
Alan married Joyce Hoyum April 18, 1964. They have been married 53 years. Alan and Joyce dairy farmed at Three Maple Farms. They had farmed with Joe Froiseth’s dedicated assistance for 20 years.
They have four children, Denise (Doug) Bolstad, Chris (Char) Solverson, Sherri (Steve) Johnson, Craig (Renae) Solverson. There are seven grandchildren, Kirsten and Trevor Bolstad, Rourie, Neo and Edan Solverson, and Anna and Cailin Solverson. He is also survived by, a sister, Sara (Jerry) Kittleson and their four children, Karla (Ed) Conroy, Ron (Terri) Kittleson, Sandra Hansen and Annette (Jim) Holland. Also great-nieces and nephews, Katie (Andres) Llanos, Jill and Emily Conroy, Inga (Nick) Rumsey, Lux Hansen, Aimee, Christopher and Erin Holland; great-nephew, Jackson Rumsey. Alan is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Barbara Hoyum, Sharon Hoyum and Terry and Terry Hoyum; stepmother-in-law, Margaret Campbell; and many more nieces and nephews.
Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Selmer and Clara Solverson; Joyce’s parents, Harold and Jean Hoyum; daughter, Deanne; sister-in-law, Cheryl Hoyum, sister-in-law, Lori Hoyum; and brother-in-law, Gary Hoyum.
Alan enjoyed playing guitar and singing in the Men’s Chorus, building wooden trucks, cars and log cabin doll houses. He liked reading and traveling.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Pastor Kathy Ingbritsen will officiate with burial and military honors to follow in the Viroqua Cemetery. Friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home, 123 W. Decker St., Hwy. 56, in Viroqua. Friends also called from 10 a.m. till the time of service at 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
In lieu of plants or flowers, memorials may be given to Sugar Creek Bible Camp, Bland/Bekkedal Hospice House, Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund or Bethel Home Activity Department.
Online Condolences may be offered at www.vossfh.com. The Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home of Viroqua is serving the family.