Larry M. Soland, age 73 of Houston, MN, died on Saturday, May 29th at the Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse WI.
Larry was born on July 31, 1947, the son of Marven and Ivanelle (Livingood) Soland.
Larry was a member of the Class of 1965 Canton High School, Canton MN. He worked as a distributor for the Coca Cola Company, a heavy road construction worker for Fred Carlson Company of Decorah, Iowa, Houston County Highway Department, and most recently Money Creek Township as a maintainer.
This guy was a hard worker but knew how to have fun and live life. He always took great pride in his work. If you have a hand-crafted picnic table from Larry, consider it one of a kind and priceless! He enjoyed tractor and lawn mower pulls, fishing, hunting, playing the card game Euchre (but not losing). He loved to go out to places to eat and knew where you could find the best fish fry. He was a fascinating storyteller and jokester; raised a few eyebrows here and there we are sure. He was a lover of Fords and an avid Chicago Bears fan.
Larry will forever remain in the hearts of his wife, Linda J. Soland; children, Dana Soland (Randy Sprung) Riceville IA, Melissa Hoppe Brownsdale MN, Kristi Davis (Jim) Canton MN, 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and step-children Ed Herold of LaCrosse WI, Mike (Teri) Herold LaCrosse WI, Sandi Herold-Bartle (David) West Salem, WI, Traci Rundle, Mauston, WI. (Six grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren). Brother Roger Soland (Carol) Hokah, MN, Brother Jeff Soland LaCrosse, WI, Sister Linda Soland Houston, MN and Brother Brent Soland (Kristi) Rochester, MN.; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Marven (Steamer) Soland and Ivanelle Livingood Soland. Per Larry's request, there will be no services held. Friends and family are welcome to mail cards to Hoff Funeral Home, C/O Larry Soland Family @ 710 E. Cedar, Houston MN, 55943. Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family.