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Gene R. Solberg
Gene R. Solberg, 76, of Walhalla, ND passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. A private memorial service will be held Saturday, January 9, 2020 at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, ND. Burial will be held at the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Walhalla Ambulance Service. Service will be webcast on the funeral home website following the service.
Eugene R. “Gene” Solberg was born March 1, 1944 at Mayville, ND to Arvid and Hazel (Anderson) Solberg. He grew up near Cummings, ND and graduated from Mayville High School. Gene also served in the North Dakota National Guard. Gene attended Mayville State where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education. On July 31, 1971, he married Joyce Dumas at Walhalla, ND. He taught school in Walhalla and also worked for Philip Stremick Construction. Gene owned and operated the Walhalla Inn and the Forestwood Inn until his retirement.
After his retirement, Gene and Joyce wintered in Lake Havasu City, AZ. During the summer months he enjoyed gardening and visiting with friends in Walhalla, and he also enjoyed hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; children: Audra Solberg, Elk River, MN and Chad Solberg, Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren: Asher Nugmanov, McKinley Solberg, Cameron Solberg, and Tristan Solberg. Also surviving are his siblings: Harlan Solberg, Warroad, MN and Kay (Larry) Brady, Edina, MN.
Preceding him in death were his parents, brother, Norlyn Solberg and sister-in-law, Sylvia Solberg.
Joyce and family. My Deepest sympathies in the death of Gene. Pray the good memories will get you all through this sad time.
Renee Barry Jan 22 2021 12:00 AM
Joyce and family, You have our deepest sympathies. Gene was like a big brother to me when I was growing up. I spent many hours at the Solberg farm and will never forget his attempts at trying to teach me how to block. I'm so glad that we had the chance to meet again at the Anderson reunion in 2019. It was a great day to get together with all our cousins. God's peace and comfort. Lee & Cynthia
Lee & Cynthia Kaldor Jan 14 2021 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathies to Joyce and family on the death of Gene. We knew Gene from high school in Mayville ND. He was always a wonderful, caring person and a great teammate and classmate (Class of '62).
Ralph & Geri Johnson
Ralph Johnson Jan 11 2021 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathies to Joyce and family on the death of Gene. He was a wonderful, caring person. We knew him as a teammate and classmate at Mayville ND High School.
Ralph Johnson Jan 11 2021 12:00 AM
Our sympathy to all at this difficult time. Me
Terry Boyer Jan 9 2021 12:00 AM
Gene was a great friend while attending Mayville State back in the day. As life often does, close friendships drift away due to distance and lack of social media that exists today. After nearly fifty years, we reconnected in Lake Havasu, Arizona. Gene was still the same great guy that he was in our earlier days. We will miss Gene and Joyce as our "dining guides" in Arizona. Rest in Peace good friend. Condolences to Joyce and the family.
Will and Marilee Domier
Willard Domier Jan 9 2021 12:00 AM
Mrs Solberg and family, my sincere condolences on your loss. Gene was my teacher and coach as well. I really wasnt very at football or as a student and I was kind of an angry kid as well. Gene didnt just teach me the 3Rs and blocking, he taught me life skills and how think and redirect my anger. I left Walhalla and joined the military. I like to think Ive had pretty good career, life and family. Many many thanks to Gene. When I came home on leave Id see Gene at the inn and wed talk and laugh about the good ol daze. Ill miss him and his advice. God bless and keep him, may he soar on wings of eagles.
Carey Hutchison Jan 7 2021 12:00 AM
I am sorry for your loss! Gene was a good person,teacher and coach. I also enjoyed the food when I was home! Gene & Joyce have done a wonderful job with the steakhouse! I send prayers to the family /cousins. Allen Vandal
Allen Vandal Jan 7 2021 12:00 AM
To Genes family, my deepest sympathy. Gene was one of my teachers and football coach at Walhalla. He always had the patience and time to help anybody out with their problems, be it in the classroom or life. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction years ago Coach.
Mark Clifford Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM
My heartfelt sympathies to the families, I enjoyed being his student!
Valorie Letkeman Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM