Inez SolsengInez Solseng, age 89, resident of rural Niagara, ND, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the Larimore Good Samaritan Center in Larimore, ND.
Inez Solseng, age 89, resident of rural Niagara, ND, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the Larimore Good Samaritan Center in Larimore, ND.
Inez Halstenson was born August 20, 1921 near Niagara on the farm of her parents, Adolph and Hanna (Skibstad) Halstenson. She was raised on the farm and attended country school in the area and also Niagara High School, graduating in 1940. Inez married Ole E. Solseng on June 12, 1940 at Elk Valley Lutheran Church near McCanna, ND. In 1946 they purchased the Hagen farm in Adler Township of Nelson County, where they raised their family. Ole and Inez raised cattle & milk cows, as well as other livestock, for many years. Inez was a member of the Lom Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid for over 60 years, the PAN Homemakers Club, and an honorary member of the Elm Grove Ladies Aid. She was also a 4-H Leader for many years and member of the Sons of Norway, the Nelson County Fair Board, and the Bachelors Grove Saddle Club. Inez had a green thumb, she enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, rosemaling, oil painting, baking & decorating wedding cakes. She played the violin and was an excellent seamstress, sewing beautiful garments and quilts. Inez was in her 80's when she was a model in a fashion show at Stump Lake Pioneer Village. She and Ole enjoyed traveling. They visited many states, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as Europe and Mexico. Ole died July 31, 2002. Inez continued living on the farm until moving to the Good Samaritan Center in June of 2009.
We wish to thank our caring neighbors Randy Schaley, Mark Landeis, and Allan & Ruth Peterson for everything they did for mom, and dad also when he was alive.
Inez will be deeply missed by her 6 children, Judith (Ulysses) Bolton of London, KY, Gerald Solseng of Wasilla, AK, Karen Herrmann of Grand Forks, ND, Evonne Lopez of Grand Forks, ND, Deane (Juanita) Solseng of Lexington, KY, & Lola (John) Kirby of Moorhead, MN; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Wesley Martinson of Grand Forks, ND; and 2 brothers, Myron Halstenson of Niagara, ND, and Gordon Halstenson of Inkster, ND.
She was preceded in death by her husband; 3 children; a grandson; a son-in-law, Norbert Herrmann; and 2 brothers, Robert and Earl.
Inez's Funeral Service will be held at the Elk Valley Lutheran Church, rural McCanna, on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
Visitation will be held at the Larimore Good Samaritan Center on Sunday, February 20th beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Monday, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.
Interment will be in the spring at the Lom Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Arrangements with the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota, ND.
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