Roland L. Solberg passed away at his home Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.
He was born Jan. 21, 1930, in La Crosse, the son of Rudolph and Verna (Williams) Solberg. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Rollie married Janeane M. Huleatt Feb. 16, 1952. During their 66 years, of marriage, they lived in Virginia, Ilorin, Nigeria, West Africa, and La Crosse. The cabin on Lake Pepin was a destination for all free time to entertain friends, relatives and enjoy the lake in its many moods. He was a graduate of Logan High School, University of Wisconsin La Crosse and Winona State College. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Rollie was pleased to volunteer and serve his community and state in the following ways; La Crosse City Council member, La Crosse Housing Authority Board for 47 years, founding member of the La Crosse County Housing Authority, Rotary Club of La Crosse for 43 Years, Lutheran Hospital Board trustee, La Crosse County Ethics Board, La Crosse County Highway Safety Commission for 50 Years, La Crosse Public Education founding member, AARP Advocate, State AARP Andrus Award 2010, and Logan Wall of Fame.
Rollie is survived by his wife; his sons, Scott of Pepin, Wis., and Michael (Joan) of La Crosse; and a sister, Mert Wells of California. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Timothy J.; and sisters, Gwendolyn A. Mekvold and Arliss A. Stuhr.
The family invites you to join us for services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 Sill St. La Crosse. Pastors Roger Grow and Ted Dewald will officiate. A visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. A memorial service officiated by Pastor Karna Marks will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 205 Pine Street, Pepin, Wis., with a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Solberg Family Fund at La Crosse Community Foundation; Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation; or La Crosse Education Foundation. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.