Duane Solverson. Submitted photo
Duane Solverson. Submitted photo

Duane H. Solveson age 92 of Elmwood, died Thursday July 14, 2016 at the Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar in Menomonie.

Duane was born August 27, 1923 in the Township of Union, three miles west of Plum City, to Ray and Alice Solvesonand he grew up in that area and graduated from Plum City High School.  Duane married Rosalie F. Reinier December 20, 1943, 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. 

Duane also drove school bus for the Elmwood School District for over 40 years. He also worked a number of years for Elmwood Farm Service and Radtke Contrustion. They were blessed with three children, Robert Keith, Roxanne Rosalie, and Steven Duane.

Duane is survived by two children, Roxanne (Robert) Taplin and Steven (Particia) Solveson, both of Elmwood; five granddaughters, Amy (Nick) Johnson, Cynthia (Scott) Mason, Jennifer (Steven) Kleindl, Kami (Todd) Stahlbusch and Kelly (Jason) Books; 10 great grandchildren; four step grandchildren and one step great granddaughter; sister, Arlene Ebensperger of Plum City, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Rosie in 2013; a son, Robert Keith in infancy, two brothers, Keith and Neil.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Monday July 25, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Elmwood with Rev. Michael Weaver officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the Ono Cemetery-Maiden Rock.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Online condolences may be made at www.rhielfuneralhome.com

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Elmwood is serving the family