July 16, 1920-May 1, 2010
Solveig Ovidia Nordsletten, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, May 1, 2010 at her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Solveig was born the daughter of Martin and Marie (Haugen) Tiller on July 16, 1920 in Wanamingo, Minn. She received her elementary and secondary education in Wanamingo. Solveig continued her education at Winona State College and the University of Minnesota, to become an elementary and music teacher. She taught in District No. 67, Goodhue County, Millville, Plainview and Cannon Falls, Minn.
Solveig met her husband Orville while he was in the service. They were married on June 6, 1948 in Wanamingo. Solveig and Orville resided in several Minnesota cities until making their home in Detroit Lakes in 1956. She was a woman of strong faith and was very active member at First Lutheran Church.
Solveig had a beautiful voice, played piano, played percussion instruments in school and marched in many parades. She shared her voice at many weddings and funerals, and with her strong Scandinavian background traveled to Norway and other European countries, where she sang in choirs. Solveig also sang at Oak Crossing, Emmanuel Nursing Center, Lincoln Park and was an active part of Playhouse 412. She was active as a volunteer in the visitation program at St. Mary's Innovis Health and Oak Crossing. Solveig received the "Becker County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award" for volunteerism in 2009.
Solveig will be missed by her family, friends and those who were touched by the music she shared for so many years.
Surviving Solveig areher son, Daniel (Valarie) Nordsletten of Fargo; daughter, Marie (Douglas) Schneider of Weeping Water, Neb.; nine grandchildren, Doreen (Peter) Fox, Kari (Julius) Sinclair, Jason, Danielle and Calvin Nordsletten, Andrew Schneider, Peter Schneider and his fiancé, Laura Pollard, Amanda and Fred Schneider; four great grandchildren, Brooklynn, Kaydence, Derrick and Airrin; one brother, John (Karen) Tiller of Wanaminggo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Solveig in death were her parents; husband, Orville; and two sisters, Martha Johnson and Louise Farris.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 6 at First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.
Those wanting to share memories and condolences may use the messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.