Obituary for James C. Solberg
James C Solberg Jim Solberg died on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. He died like he lived, with quiet dignity.
Jim was born on January 19, 1946 to Shirley (Likens) Solberg and Clayton C Solberg. He attended Aquinas High School and then went on to UW-La Crosse. He shared his love of wildlife, nature and science throughout his life. His early career was as a Science Teacher at Holy Trinity School. Later in life Jim was a nature and wildlife photographer and an outdoor writer. He was the author of the popular local Ridgerunner Report. His photography and writings can be viewed at jimsolberg.com.
Jim is survived by his children} Sarah (Aaron) Konkol of Madison and Peter Solberg of Minneapolis. :his mother. Shirley Solberg Swenson of La Crosse; 7 brothers and sisters: Steve Solberg of La Crosse Tom (Vicki) Solberg of Madison} Dan (Peggy) Solberg of Verona} Mary (Patrick) Kirchberg of St. Paul Mike (Deb) Solberg of Galesville, Linda (Dave) Losen of La Crosse and Nancy Solberg of Madison: nieces and nephews: Tim Solberg Jeff Solberg, Becca (Roger) Solberg,Beth (Scott) Daigger, Susan Solberg, Connor Losen, Cole Losen, Clayton Solberg, and Spencer Solberg, Zane Solberg and Noah Sichel: five stepbrothers and sisters: Myron (Chris) Swenson of La Crosse, Randy (Dawn) Swenson of La Crosse, Jeanne (Steve) Wilke, of Omaha, Bonnie (Dave) Folkerts, of Minneapolis and Eric (Joan) Swenson of La Crosse. Many step nieces and nephews:; his former wife Gail and the entire Lachman family.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, Clayton C Solberg,, stepfather Myron Swenson, nieces Laura Solberg and Lynda Massage and both sets of grandparents.
Jim’s family and friends will celebrate his life on May 4, 2014 at Goose Island, one of his most beloved spots (south of La Crosse, weather permitting).
Details will follow on Jim’s website and Facebook (Facebook: http://fb.com/jimcsolberg/ articles: http://bit.ly/jimsolberg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Heartland Farm Sanctuary (www.heartlandfarmsanctuary.org).
The Sletten-McKee-Hanson Funeral Home is assisting the family.