James Issac Solberg of Horicon, Wisconsin, passed away on August 23, 2023, at his residence where he was surrounded by his loving and caring family.
In following with the wishes of the family, a private family Celebration of Life for James will take place on a later date.
James was born on August 6, 1955, in Appleton, Wisconsin to his parents Donald and Josephine (Van Stralen) Solberg. He was a 1976 graduate of James Madison High School in Milwaukee. James was united in marriage to Elizabeth Wrobel on June 11, 1986.
James helped his father with masonry work. Together they completed a variety of different types of jobs and projects. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. James took great pride in making his own fishing poles and jigs. He could often be found cheering on the Packers or watching wrestling. Family time was something that James cherished, and his legacy will continue through them and the memories they share of him.
James will be missed by his wife, Liz of Horicon; siblings: Thomas Solberg of Horicon, Cynthia Solberg of Lowell, Brenda (Brian) Neils of Beaver Dam, and Sandra (Roger) Kubisiak of Mayville; nieces and nephews: Matthew (Julia) Neils, Amanda (Jason) Beck, Ashley Horning, April (Tim) Neils-Krinke; great niece and great nephews: Giovanni Paladino, Bryson Horning, Luella Jo Neils, and Noah Beck. James is further survived by his dog, Tipper 2, other relatives, and friends.
James was preceded in death by his parents, brother Brian Solberg, and many other family members.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when the day is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry up before the sun of happy memories that I leave behind when day is done.