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Helen Mae (Feeken) Solma

January 18, 1930 ~ May 3, 2022 (age 92)


   HELEN MAE SOLMA, age 92, of Rushmore, died Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Sunset Cottage in Worthington. She was born January 18, 1930, in Ransom Township, rural Nobles County, to Elmer and Florence (Reiter) Feeken. She attended Kunkel School District #21.
   Helen married Harvey Solma on January 19, 1955, at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church south of Rushmore. After their marriage, the couple lived & farmed with Harvey’s parents, south of Adrian. In 1957, they began farming south of Rushmore until 1972, when they moved back to the farm south of Adrian. Helen worked as a Dietary Aide at Country View Manor Nursing Home, in Sibley, IA, for over thirty years.
   She was a member her entire life of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church south of Rushmore. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting. Many crocheted projects were enjoyed by her family.
   Helen is survived by her three sons, Harlan (Pam) Solma, Luverne; Harris (Carrie) Solma, Sleepy Eye; and Gary (Tammy) Solma, Adrian; three daughters, Linda (Orville) Chambers, Reading; Kathleen (Jerry) Altman, Adrian; and Lori (Kevin) Lens, Ellsworth; twelve grandchildren, Mary (Rex) Hennings, Kevin (Jen) Altman, Jessi (Jay) Graff, Matt (Alison) Solma, Liz (Chris) Mattis, Jonny (Sierra) Solma, Julia (Alex) Lux, Taylor (friend, Jackie Anderson) Solma, Ashley (Michael) Huisman, Emily Lens, Clara (friend, Alan Lawless) Solma and Kasey Solma; twenty three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Tillie Feeken, Rushmore; and Grace Feltman, Rushmore; and a brother, Robert (JoRita) Feeken, Worthington.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harvey on May 28, 1997; a daughter, Doreen Lynn in February of 1965; a brother, Ubbe Feeken; and a sister, Fern Jacobs.


   Visitation will be Friday, May 6, from 4-7 pm at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church south of Rushmore; and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Funeral will be Saturday at 10:30 at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, south of Rushmore, officiated by Pastor Galen Smith. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock, IA.

   Dingmann Funeral Home, in Worthington, is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral Service


May 6, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
31828 Jones Ave.
Rushmore, Minnesota 56168

Funeral Service
May 7, 2022

10:30 AM
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
31828 Jones Ave.
Rushmore, Minnesota 56168

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