Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 25, 2010
Patricia Ann Solland, 70, of Albert Lea, Minn., died Wednesday morning, Feb. 24, 2010 at the Albert Lea Medical Center.
Patricia was born March 17, 1939 in Berlin Township, Steele County, the daughter of Earl and Anna (Schom) DeRaad. She graduated high school in Albert Lea, Minn. On Dec. 31, 1960 she was united in marriage to Ralph Solland in Mason City, Iowa.
Patricia was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, where she was baptized and confirmed. She was employed for many years at the Holiday Inn of Albert Lea and retired from Shopko in 1989.
Patricia enjoyed camping and traveling, playing cards and Yatzee, spending time with her family and grandchildren, roller skating and dancing.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph, of Albert Lea, Minn.; children, Ronald (Pamela) Vokoun of Albert Lea, Minn., and their children and grandchildren: Tami, Theresa, Tim and Bryana and Isibel; David (Barbara) Solland of Albert Lea, Minn, and their children: Stephanie, Megan and Jessica; Brenda (Mark) Ronquist of Waseca, Minn., and their children: Cory, MahRyan, Joseph and Elisha. Also surviving are two sisters; Anna Mae Jensen of Nashville, Tenn., Edna (Leroy) Shocker of Albert Lea, Minn.; and brother Earl DeRaad and his special friend Dorothy Callahan of Albert Lea, Minn.; several nieces and nephews.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John DeRaad; and daughter-in-law, Carol Solland.
Funeral services for will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Pastor Wayne Halvorson will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery.
Bonnerup Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.