Brian Wayne Solberg, 54, of Chinook, Mont ., passed away on Sept. 20, 2013, due to complications from diabetes.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel in Havre. The family has requested that memorials be made in Brian’s name to the Montana Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, 1627 W. Main St. #295, Bozeman, MT 59715, or to the Faith Lutheran Church Reconstruction Fund, in care of St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, 3940 Rimrock Rd ., Billings, MT 59101.
Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements, and you can leave your memories/condolences for the family at http://www.hollandbonine.com.
Brian was born the second of four children to Ordean and Irma (Brodhead) Solberg on April 27, 1959, in Havre. He graduated from Box Elder High School and Northern Montana College. He worked in several positions over the years, grain elevator operator, bulk oil delivery and most recently the wastewater plant manager for the city of Chinook.
Brian was blessed with two sons, Travis Wayne and Justin Raymond. He spent many happy hours as a Boy Scout leader when his sons were young. He was exceptionally proud of both of their Eagle Scout accomplishments, Navy achievements and all of their endeavors as young adults.
He was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand, whether it was advice by phone or hands on. His favorite part of any project was a trip to Home Depot.
Brian’s other love was farming, both on the family farm and with his toy farm. The toy farm expanded over the years with his sons’ help. Their “land” and collection was a fun enterprise for the three of them.
His nieces and nephews were another great joy of his heart. He enjoyed spending time, playing with and teasing them.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ordean and Irma, nephew Joshua Rambo, and both sets of grandparents.
He is survived by his sons, Travis of Everett, Wash ., and Justin of San Diego, Calif .; his brother, Randy (Anita) Solberg of Box Elder; sisters, Sue Ellen (Pat) Bahnmiller of Great Falls and Jennifer (Jeff) Johnson of Havre; nephews, Jacob Bahnmiller and Aaron Johnson; and nieces, Amie Thompson, Megan Bahnmiller and Rayna Johnson.