Eugene "Gene" R. Solveson, of New Berlin, WI, found peace in God’s loving arms on August 21, 2015 at the age of 92.
Gene was born and raised on the family farm in Nashotah, WI.
He graduated from Oconomowoc High School. He was a World War II Navy veteran, having served in the South Pacific on the mine sweeper the U.S.S. Capable.
Gene was a proud member of the electricians Local Union # 494
and I.B.E.W. for 65 years. He retired as an electrician at UW-Milwaukee.
He was a 35 year member of the ons of NorwayFosselyngenLodge #82, Milwaukee.
He was an avid amateur photographer all his life,
and has chronicled the family history
through his lifetime hobby.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of over 51 years, Jayne (Bertelson) Solveson, and dear son James Solveson, "his best buddy". Also preceded by his brother Charles Solveson and sister Elizabeth "Beth" Taft, Father Walter Solveson, and Mother Frieda (Munson) Solveson. He is survived by his in-laws Margaret (Charles) Solveson, Charles (Beth) Taft, Bruce and Marian (Bertelson) Pfeiffer, and Marcella (John) Bertelson. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on
Thursday, August 27th followed by the Memorial Service at 6:00 at
Evert-Luko Funeral Home, 170 Warren Ave, Hartland, WI.
Interment to follow service at Holy Innocents Cemetery, Nashotah, WI.
In lieu of flowers the family requests Memorial donations to the
“Stars and Stripes Honor Flight”.