Verdine Sollid

Aug. 28, 1925-Jan. 30, 2021

Verdine Sollid, 95,

Moorhead, MN, formerly

of Velva, ND and Simcoe,

ND, passed away on

Saturday, January 30, 2021

in a Moorhead, MN, as-

sisted living center.

Verdine Yvonne Lee

was born on August 28,

1925, a daughter of Henry

and Annie (Slalheim) Lee

near Granville, ND. She

attended Oak Valley

Country School. She was

baptized and confirmed in

the Verendrye Lutheran

Church, Verendrye.

On November 13, 1943,

Verdine was united in

marriage to Leland S. Sol-

lid in Velva, ND. They

made their home on the

Sollid farm near Simcoe,

where they raised their

three children, Sheryl,

Larry and Dennis. After

forty-five years of farming,

Verdine and Leland

moved to Velva in 1981.

Leland passed away on

June 16, 2008. Verdine

eventually moved to Fargo

in 2013.

Verdine was a member

of the Stenkjaer Lutheran

Church in Simcoe until its

closure. She was a

member of the ELCA, la-

dies aid, church choir and

taught Sunday School for

many years.

She enjoyed her puzzle

books which would keep

her busy for many hours a

day, keeping her content.

Verdine and Leland

would try to never miss

Bingo at the Velva Ameri-

can Legion every week.

Her family always en-

joyed her chunk pickles

and donuts that she

would make.

Verdine is survived by:

Children: Sheryl (John)

Thomas, Velva, ND,

Dennis (Connie) Sollid,

Fargo, ND; Grandchildren:

Troy (Joleen) Thomas,

Mark (Lorie) Thomas,

Anne (Trevor) Kittleson

and Kari (Ryan) Marc-


great-grandchildren: Had-

ley Thomas, Thea Tho-

mas, Matthew Sollid,

McKenzie Marchand,

Grace Marchand, Kailee

Kittleson, Kasen Kittleson,

Ethan Kittleson. Several

nieces, nephews and

cousins also survive.

Verdine was preceded

in death by: her parents,

husband of 64 years Le-

land, son Larry, grand-

daughter Mindy Ann Sol-

lid, great-granddaughter

Jocelyn Thomas, along

with sisters Lillian Chris-

topherson, Marlys

Gjellstad: brothers; Harley

Lee, Lester Lee, and Nor-

lan Lee.

Visitation: Tuesday,

February 2, 2021 from 5

until 7 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot

Funeral Service:

Wednesday, February 3,

2021, at 1 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home Chapel, Minot

Those wishing to watch

the funeral via livestream

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Graveside Service:

Wednesday at 3 p.m. at

the Stenkjaer Cemetery,

Simcoe, ND.