Rosie Solveson, 88Rosalie F. "Rosie" Solveson, age 88, of Elmwood, passed away after a long illness, on Jan. 31, at the Heritage of Elmwood with her family by her side.
Rosalie F. "Rosie" Solveson, age 88, of Elmwood, passed away after a long illness, on Jan. 31, at the Heritage of Elmwood with her family by her side.
Rosie was born on May 9, 1924, in Ellsworth. She was the daughter of Ralph and Stella (Dumond) Reinier. She lived in Iowa for several years before returning to Plum City, Wis., where she graduated from Plum City High School in 1941. On Dec. 20, 1943, Rosie married Duane Solveson, and they celebrated 69 years together in December of 2012. Together they owned the Grange Hall Store and farmed in the Plum City and Elmwood areas. Rosie was also the custodian at the United Methodist Church in Elmwood for over 20 years. They were blessed with three children; Robert Keith, Roxanne Rosalie, and Steven Duane.
Rosie is survived by her husband, Duane; two children, Roxanne (Robert) Taplin and Steven (Patricia) Solveson, both of Elmwood; five granddaughters, Amy (Nick) Johnson, Cynthia (Scott) Mason, Jennifer Brunner, Kami (Todd) Stahlbusch, and Kelly (Jason) Books; 10 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ardith (Kenneth) Clafflin of Elmwood and Lenore (Sonny) Dankers of Red Wing, Minn.; three brothers, Eldon (Cleo) Reinier of Prescott, Maurice (Sue) Reinier of Elmwood and Hugh Reinier of Tucson, Ariz.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son in infancy, Robert; and one brother, Randall Reinier.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Elmwood United Methodist Church in Elmwood. Rev. Charles DeMaris will officiate. Burial will be in the Ono Cemetery in Maiden Rock at a later date. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood and 1 hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Elmwood, is serving the family. Condolences may be made online at www.rhielfuneralhome.com.
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