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Gary A. Solberg

Gary A. Solberg

Gary Allen Solberg passed away peacefully at his home in Tacoma, Washington on May 4, 2013.

Born July 16, 1941, to Selmer and Rose Solberg in Blairsburg, IA. The family moved from Iowa 3 days after he was born to Fosston, Minnesota, then to Debs (Pinewood), MN where he grew up. Gary moved to the Tacoma area in 1968 and after a short time later married Jean Ray in July of


He enjoyed spending time with his family and spent his career in trucking and the transportation business. Gary is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers (Steven and Roger), and 1 brother-in-law (Ernie Hausman).

He is survived by his sisters: Arlene (Orville) Berg and Betty Hausman. Sister-in-law Carol, brothers: Selmer (Ruth), Larry, Paul (Debra), Darryl (Betty), Terry (Diane), and Deane (Kathleen), children: Julianna, Matthew, Twila, Michelle, Rhonda, and Crystal, 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, and 2 aunts.

Memorial services were held May 18, 2013 in Tacoma. A memorial service will be held in Mentor, MN on June 22, 2013, at 11:00 am at the Mentor Lutheran Church. Burial will follow the service.