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Elizabeth "Betty" L. Solin

May 29, 1932 ~ October 20, 2020 (age 88)


Elizabeth “Betty” L. Solin, 88, of Chippewa Falls, town of LaFayette, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

            Betty was born May 29, 1932 in Westfield, Wis., the daughter of Adolf and Gladys (Swanlaw) Schwanke. She graduated from Westfield High School, class of 1951.

            On January 3, 1953, Betty married Edward A. Solin in Antigo. They resided in Madison from 1953-56, and Eau Claire from 1956-61. Betty worked as a waitress and helped at area resorts until her children were born. They settled at their current home in LaFayette in 1961, where Betty made their home and raised their children.

            Raising children meant Betty was in the kitchen a lot…she enjoyed cooking and baking and will be remembered for her delicious potato dough and kolaches.

            Betty is survived by four sons, Edward Jr. (Kathie Allen) of Davenport, IA, Gary (Toni) of Anchorage, Alaska, Jeffrey (Diane) of Chippewa Falls and Kenneth (Gloria Dietrich)  of Manitowoc; one brother, Eugene (Margaret) Schwanke of Waupun; three sisters, Nancy (Romayn) Rote of Cottage Grove, Wis., Lucille Roeske of Wautoma, and Phyllis Kauffman of Madison; 12 grandchildren, Courtney, Kyle, Bryce, Christopher, Ryan, Matthew, Staci, Ben, Mellissa, Paul, Greg and Garrett; 17 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and other  relatives and friends.

            Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Ed on October 2, 2020; one son, Lawrence Solin; one daughter, Pamela Solin in infancy; her parents; and three brothers, Jack, Harold and Gail Schwanke.

            Betty never let epilepsy control her life. She enjoyed square dancing and 50+ years of card playing.

            Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family is having a private family funeral service. Interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery, village of Lake Hallie.


Funeral services for Edward A. and Betty L. Solin were held at Noon on Friday, October 30 at Faith Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls.

            Rev. Dr. Daniel Wonderly officiated at the services and at the prayers of interment in Prairie View Cemetery in Lake Hallie.

            Music during the service was provided by Judy Brist.

            Casket bearers were Dale and Doug Bowe, Benjamin, Christopher, Matthew and Paul Solin.

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