Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at Christ Lutheran Church in Oshkosh, with the Rev. Karen Jewell officiating. Burial will be in the Nelsonville Cemetery in Portage County.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the services.
Memorials will be donated to her favorite charities.
Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home in Oshkosh assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.konrad-behlman.com.
Mrs. Solverud was born March 10, 1923, in Amherst, a daughter of the late Robert “Bert” and Olga (Doxrude) Solverud. She attended elementary school and high school in Amherst and Nelsonville public schools.
After graduating from Amherst High School, she attended Central State Teachers College in Stevens Point, earning a two-year diploma.
Her first teaching position was in Nelsonville, where she spent two years before joining the WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service), a branch of the U.S. Navy. She served during World War II in the Hospital Corps. She had her boot camp training at Hunter College in the Bronx and attended Hospital Corps School at Great Lakes, Ill. She was stationed there caring for wounded servicemen.
Upon discharge from the Navy, she continued her education earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in teaching.
She taught elementary school in Nelsonville, Mendota, Cottage Grove and Beloit before settling in Oshkosh where she completed the last 33 years of her teaching career, which spanned 39 years as a classroom teacher.
She was a member of the Oshkosh, Winnebago County and National Education Associations.
As a member of Christ Lutheran Church, she was involved in volunteer work there as well as at Mercy Hospital, Father Carr and Bethel home. Most of her volunteer work consisted of sewing and craft projects.
She and her sister, Louise, traveled extensively, both for pleasure and on study tours relating to their areas of teaching.
Survivors include one niece, Lori (Kevin) Butch of Green Bay, three nephews, Lane (Carol) Solverud, Pittsville, Mark (Lois) Solverud, Madison, and Ross (Vicki) Solverud, Stevens Point; one sister-in-law, Delores Solverud, Scandinavia; four great-nieces; and three great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lynn R. Solverud and infant Robert E. Solverud; and one sister, Louise M. Solverud.