Art Solheim, 95, of Frankfort, S.D., passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017, at the Redfield Care and Rehabilitation Center in Redfield.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield. Reverend Marty Toepke-Floyd officiated.
Art Solheim was born October 5, 1922, in Redfield to Jakob and Silla Solheim. He was born and raised on a farm northeast of Redfield during the Depression.
He was a proud farmer for his entire life. Beginning in 1945 and for the next 35 years, he did custom harvesting throughout the Midwest states.
Hunting, fishing, camping, and card playing were favorite pastimes. He will be remembered as a great “joke teller”.
Art is survived by his wife of seventy-one years, Shirley, Frankfort; his children: Rita (Joe) Jacquot, Martin; William John (Marsha) Solheim, Redfield; Kathy (Gary) Rayhill, Martin; and Jeff (Tyrrie) Solheim, Blair, Neb. He is also survived by ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and his brother, John, Redfield.
Memorials will be donated by the family to the Frankfort Community Center and The Salvation Army.