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Sheryl K. 'Sherry' Solberg


March 4, 2019

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Sheryl K. "Sherry" Solberg, 75, of Wakefield, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, following a lengthy illness.

Sherry was born on March 28, 1943, in Wakefield. She graduated from Wakefield High School in 1961 and then attended the Institute of Medical Technology in Minneapolis. Sherry graduated as an X-ray and lab technician in 1964.

Her first job was at Beasley Clinic in Waukegan, Ill. When Grand View Hospital offered her a position in radiology, Sherry moved back to the area and lived in Wakefield. She worked as an X-ray technician until her health forced her to retire.

Sherry enjoyed family functions and was an avid sports fan who loved the Detroit Tigers, Lions, Pistons and Red Wings. She especially enjoyed watching her nieces and nephews throughout their high school sports careers.

She was a lifelong member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and always enjoyed reading the Bible and getting visits from her pastor.

Sherry leaves behind two sisters, Jean Petranek, Omaha, Neb., and Robin (Dick) Adams, Ramsay; and a brother, Ross (Paula) Solberg, Bessemer. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews; her three aunts; and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Solberg, in 1997; and her mother, Ethel (Niemela) Solberg, in 2007.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10 a.m., at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ramsay, with the Rev. Timothy J. Steckling officiating.

A luncheon will be served at the church fellowship hall following the service.

Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at


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