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Phyllis Solum

Phyllis Solum

October 14th, 1926 - December 24th, 2018
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Obituary

Phyllis M. Solum, 92, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018 at Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown.

Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Watertown with Father Michael Wensing as celebrant. Blaine Martian will be the song leader accompanied by Jane Jaspers.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., with a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Watertown, SD.

Honorary Pallbearers will be all of Phyllis' grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Active Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Chris, Pat, Matt, Kyle, Brady and Brent Solum and Jesse Nygaard.

Phyllis Marie Solum was born to Henry and Anna (Maag) Wensing on October 14, 1926 in Watertown, SD. She attended the Esterly Country School and Florence High School, graduating in 1944. Prior to her marriage, she was employed at the First Citizens National Bank in Watertown.

On August 19, 1952 she married Burdette C. Solum. They lived in Brookings, SD for a short time while Burdette completed his BS degree. Following his graduation, the couple moved to Watertown where Phyllis was a homemaker all of her life, tasked with raising their five sons.

She was faithful to her Church and enjoyed family activities, sewing, especially making bridesmaid dresses, traveling, cooking and baking her excellent chocolate chip cookies.

Her memory will be cherished by her sons, Roger (Lisbeth), Greg, Bob (Janet), and Jon all of Watertown and Mike of Madison; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Dailey of Watertown; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Bludorn of Henry and Dorothy Wensing of Watertown; and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Burdette on December 28, 2012, her sister, Cheryl Jorgenson, and her brother, Jim Wensing.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday December 28th, 2018 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday December 28th, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St. N.E.
    Watertown, SD
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  • Service

    Saturday December 29th, 2018 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday December 29th, 2018 10:00am
    Location
    Holy Name of Jesus Parish
    Address
    1009 Skyline Dr.
    Watertown, SD
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DeWitt/Linn

Posted at 12:00am
Thoughts and prayers to Roger and Lisabeth and the entire Solum family. May she rest in peace. Dan and Maureen
EL

Elizabeth Lampy Lechner

Posted at 12:00am
Dear Roger, Lisbeth and family, I am thinking of all of you with love and prayers. May you gain strength from one another and our Father, God. I know you will find His peace in the days ahead. With heartfelt sympathy, Liz
K

Karlie

Posted at 12:00am
Dear family I am sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs. Solum. I know how difficult this is for you; your going to have both bad days and good days ahead of you. Those good days will come to full bloom when you are able to see proof from God's word the bible come true. Please do not be discouraged you will see her again (Isaiah 25:8). Our Grand God Jehovah's promises are not far off- not far at all. leaving behind my deepest sympathies
LT

Louise Towle

Posted at 12:00am
Phyllis was a great lady. I got to know her when I worked with Burdette. Most recently I would stop and visit with her when I would visit my mom at Jenkins. Rest in Peace!
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