Dwendell (D.C./Dusty) Solem

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Dwendell (D.C./Dusty) Solem, 84, passed away on Feb. 25, in Prairie du Chien.

Dusty was born on March 14, 1930 to Albert and Clara (Anderson)Solem. Dusty was a proud South Dakotan, living his early years in the Beresford, Yankton S. D. area. He moved to Iowa in his early twenties where he and his wife, Marge (Tracey), raised seven children. He resided and worked in Laurens, Iowa until his retirement from M. & J.R. Hakes/Scrivner in 1990. He retired to Spirit Lake, Iowa and later moved to Decorah, Iowa. In 2007, he married Marcia Bruns, living out his final years in Prairie du Chien. Throughout his life, Dusty enjoyed hunting, fishing, card playing and good times with family and friends. Dusty had a great sense of humor, and always left you with a smile and a laugh. 

In addition to his wife, Marcia, he is survived by his children, Sandy (Ron) Stover, Mary (Kim) Glock, Sue (Dave) Crotty, Dave (Julie) Solem, Nancy (Steve) Motkowski, Trudy (Randy) Keller, and Peggy (Bruce) Simpson; seventeen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Dwendell was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Llewellyn (Laura) Solem and sister, Sylvia (Norman) Holthe and Marge Solem. 

A memorial service will be held in the summer at Roseni Lutheran Cemetery in Beresford, S. D. 

Happy trails to you, Dusty, until we meet again. 

Condolences can be received online or sent to Garrity Funeral 704 S. Ohio St., Prairie du Chien, WI 53821.

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