Harold Solberg, 77, of Kasson, MN passed away March 18, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, MN.
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He was born June 1, 1938 to Adolf and Alice Solberg in Rushford, MN. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. On November 13, 1960 he married Janet Iverson in rural Kasson, MN. They had four children who they raised in Kasson, MN.
He loved his family above all else and showed his love daily, spending as much time with them as he could. He was ready to help anyone, with anything, at any time. He was a very social person, whether visiting family and friends or striking up a conversation with a stranger. People loved him and his kind and witty personality.
Harold enjoyed attending his grandkids’ sporting events, coffee with his friends at Erdman’s, daily walks, gardening, and all outside yard work. He created lasting memories with family and friends through many years of camping and snowmobiling.
Harold is survived by his wife Janet; four children, Dean Solberg (Sandi) of Byron, Julie Solberg-Eidenschink of Kasson, Craig Solberg (Jan) of Kasson, and Colleen Solberg (Ben) of Owatonna; five grandchildren, Donelle Sandeno of Mantorville, Jake Sandeno of Peterson, Dylan Solberg of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Nikki Eidenschink and Abby Eidenschink of Kasson; one great-grandson, Jeron Sandeno of Mantorville; sisters Carolyn Wagner (Lee) of Hammond, Janel Torgerson of Byron and Noreen Remund (Lonnie) of Mankato and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Wallace Solberg and granddaughter Taylor Solberg.
A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson, MN on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:00 am with Pastor Dana O’Brien officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Inurnment will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Rochester, MN at a later date.
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Dolores A. Carrico, 86, former Kasson, MN resident passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her family on Tuesday, March 8 at Meadows on Fairview, Wyoming, MN where she was a resident for over seven years.
Dolores was preceded in death by stillborn daughter Deborah Ann, husband Patrick, parents Harold and Dorothy Sheppard, and special grandmother Mae Hemingway. Survived by son Tom (Nancy) Little, sister Diane Lehman, nephews Bruce Himle and Forrest (Jenny) Lehman, and great nephews Quentin, Riley and Jacob Lehman.
Dolores was born December 6, 1929 in Kenosha, WI. She grew up in Rochester, MN and Kasson with her identical twin sister Diane and graduated from Kasson High School. She married John Little, also of Kasson, in 1948. During their 32 marriage they lived in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Owatonna, and Minnetonka MN. During that time she was part of the first group of respiratory therapists at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. She also worked at Sears in Minnetonka 7-Hi shopping center, and Schmelz Brothers Volkswagen.
In 1970 Dolores started attending college at Metropolitan Community and Augsburg Colleges. She eventually earned her bachelor’s degree, masters of social work and RN degrees. Dolores worked as a respiratory therapist at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and as a registered nurse at St. Paul Ramsey Hospital (now named Regions Hospital) in addition to other hospitals.
In the early to mid-1970s, she cared for her beloved grandmother Mae at home until she needed more care than Dolores could provide. Mae passed in 1975, just before her 100th birthday.
During the 1970s, in addition to her other careers, Dolores worked at the well-known Charlie’s Café Exceptionale in Minneapolis and made many good friends there.
In the 1980s, Dolores worked as a nurse at VA hospital in California and met her second husband Patrick Carrico as a patient there. They married and maintained homes in Minneapolis and Stockton, CA. They enjoyed being with relatives in both locations and enjoyed vacationing in Hawaii. Patrick contracted cancer in the mid-1990s and Dolores cared for him at home until he passed in 1996.
Dolores returned to Kasson and cared for her mother Dorothy through her journey at home until she passed in 1999.
Her identical twin sister, Diane, donated a kidney to her.
As her last career, she founded Dodge County Pet Rescue and placed hundreds of dogs and cats in their forever homes.
Dolores never said “no” to any person or any animal that needed her help.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Meadows on Fairview for their loving care of Dolores for over seven years, Fairview Lakes HomeCaring & Hospice for all their support during her 15 month journey, and all the therapy dogs and handlers that brought joy to her.
Donations are suggested to the pet rescue organization of your choice.
There will be an informal gathering of friends and family 1:00 – 3:00 pm March 26th, following a private graveside service.
Coffee and refreshments will be served.
The gathering is being held at:
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
101 First Street NE
Please join us and share memories of Dolores.
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