Marlene Faye Solberg

May 12, 1955 – January 4, 2019

Marlene Faye Solberg,

63, of Williston passed

away Friday, January 4,

2019 at her residence.

Her family takes great

comfort knowing that she

passed away peacefully

into the arms of a loving

Father. Fulkerson Steven-

son Funeral Home of

Williston, ND is assisting

the family. Friends may

sign the online register

and give their con-

dolences at

Her funeral service will

be held Monday, January

14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at

Fulkerson Stevenson Fun-

eral Home in Williston.

Visitation will be held

Sunday, January 13, 2019

from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

A family service open to

the public will be held on

Sunday, January 13, 2019

at 3:00pm. Visitation will

resume Monday, January

14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. last-

ing until the service be-

gins. Marlene will be laid

to rest next to her hus-

band Bruce in the Bethel

Cemetery, rural Zahl, ND.

Marlene, the youngest

of 5 children, was born to

Alvin and Bernice (Ihla)

Schepp on May 12, 1955

at a hospital in Bottineau,

ND. Marlene started

Newburg Public School in

1961 and graduated from

there in 1973. During her

school years, Marlene was

active in choir, band, pep

club, cheerleading, paper

staff, annual staff and

served as a class represen

tative. Her real passions

were music, dancing and

reading books. Marlene at-

tended Dakota College-

Bottineau in 1973-1974.

She continued her educa-

tion at Williston State Col-

lege. During Marlene’s

years at Dakota College

the Forest Service was

searching for a work-

study student. Marlene

applied and was offered

the position and worked

part-time while continu-

ing her studies. After gra-

duating from Dakota Col-

lege, Marlene continued

to work for the Forestry

Service from 1974 to

1980, leaving after meet-

ing her future husband.

On July 12, 1980, Mar-

lene met Bruce Solberg at

a cousins wedding and

they married December 6,

1980, after a whirlwind

courtship. They resided in

Williston before moving

to the farm of Bruce’s

stepfather, Lyle Nelson,

50 miles northwest of

Williston in the Zahl area.

Bruce and Marlene spent

the next several years

farming and enjoying the

farm life. Marlene enjoyed

gardening, mowing the

grass and the country

fresh air. Marlene and

Bruce also ran a bed and

breakfast for pheasant

hunters at the farm for 10

years, serving hunters

who came in with their

dogs from all over the Un-

ited States. While farming

and running a bed and

breakfast, Marlene also

worked full-time at the

Zahl Farmer’s Elevator,

which changed its name

several times due to

mergers with other farm

related businesses, finally

being called Horizon

Resources from which

Marlene retired after 30

years of service.

Marlene and Bruce

looked forward to summer

and winter sports, enjoy-

ing fishing trips in the

summer and snow skiing

in Montana during the

winter months.

Marlene was a member

of United Lutheran

Church and the Lutheran

Church Women, served

on the Church Counsel

and taught Sunday

School. In 2000, Bruce

pursued a second career

in insurance adjusting

while Marlene continued

working for Horizon

Resources. Bruce did not

want Marlene to be alone

on the farm while he trav-

eled all over the country

adjusting storm damage

so the couple moved back

into Williston in 2002 to

help take care of Bruce’s

aging parents.

Marlene is survived by:

Brothers Lavern Schepp

(Coleen) Mesa, AZ and

Terry Schepp, Vergus,

MN and a sister (Loralan

Seiffert (Michael), New

Braunfels, TX; step-

daughters Tracey Willette

(Jason) Las Vegas, NV and

Angie Solberg Knoxville

TN; nieces Candace Otter-

strom (Kevin), Mesa, AZ

and Lori Matus (Tim), San

Antonio, TX; nephews

Keith Schepp (Lisa) Minot

ND, Anthony Seiffert

(Sharon) Yorba Linda, CA,

Matthew Schepp Min-

neapolis, MN, Cody

Schepp Bemidji, MN,

Matthew Rudnick James-

town, ND.

She was preceded in

death by her husband of

35 years, Bruce Solberg;

her mother and father,

Bernice and Alvin

Schepp; Brother Myron

Schepp two nieces,

Heather and Monica

Schepp and numerous

aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers the

family suggests that dona-

tions be made to Mondak

Animal Rescue or Bras for

a Cause.