VisitationSts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Weyauwega, WI 54983
Marilyn D. Solberg was called home on Feb. 9 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by beloved parents, Gerald and Gloria Solberg and infant brother Joseph. Dearest sister of William (Carrie Petersen), Kathryn (Daniel) Czaplewski, and Janet, and sister-in-law Carol Karabelas. Awesome aunt of Mickey (Sara) O’Leary, William (Xong Sony Yang), Randy, Yunsoon Li Solberg, Catrina Solberg, Matthew and Emily Czaplewski. Sweet great-aunt of Isabelle and Caitlin Solberg and Cecilia O’Leary. Dear niece of Elizabeth (the late Richard), Richard (Marge), Raymond (Marlene), Ronald (Ruth), Daniel (Ada Shilts), Margaret, John, Vincent (Sandy Shirley), Robert (Julie Stickney), Carol (Robert Romportl), and the late Connie, Donald, and Josephine Solberg, Beverly and Walter Kubiaczyk, and Roy and Bea Felski. Fond “daughter” of Gloria Czaplewski. Also leaves behind a host of beloved cousins, and cherished friends Cheri Pfarrer, Karen Everett, Donna Miller, Paul Scritsmier, Jena Scherer, Ferguson Family, Julie Cucunato, and parish family at St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Milwaukee.
Marilyn’s life was never easy, but always good. She found the bright side of everything and her ever-present smile reflected that light to others, wherever she was. Marilyn was one of the original athletes of the West Allis Special Olympics, earning many medals at local and state competitions. She was a valued employee of Shakey’s Pizza for 15 years. She loved God, the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, shopping, country and 80s music, dogs, Starbucks, and food. Mostly, Marilyn loved people and life. Her faith was strong and simple, and if you were in trouble, she prayed for you and cheered you up, even if she was suffering herself. Despite her disabilities and devastating illness, Marilyn never stopped hoping, smiling, or thinking of others.
Special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Dickson, Dr. Amy Hanna, and all the St.Luke’s and West Allis staff, as well as St. Camillus Hospice and Sunrise Care Center, for caring for our dear sister during her battle.
Visitation Friday, Feb. 15, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 105 N. Lincoln St., Weyauwega, WI 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00. Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home of Weyauwega is serving the family. Memorial Mass will be held in Milwaukee the following week.