Marlys Jean Solt - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

October 1, 1934 - January 2, 2024

Marlys Jean Solt

Age 89, of Richfield, passed away on January 2, 2024. Preceded in death by husband, Donald Solt; parents, Gust & Helga Holm; and sister, Vernette (Wesley) Carlson. Survived by son, Peter (Cheryl) Solt; grandchildren, April Solt and Dwayne Solt; best friend & cousin, Alta.


  1. David Kelley says:

    So sorry to hear about your Mom.
    I miss the times we spent at your house after high school. I think the 70’s TV show was based on all of us!
    I had the pleasure of working with your Mom at the City of Richfield.
    Your Mom is and was a great loss to many of us. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  2. Jeanenne.fernstrom says:

    So sorry to hear about Marlys. My sister and I were good friends of hers from junior high to high school. We continued our friendship throughout our lives. Every summer my sister Maureen Phyllis and I would go to lunch at Southdale with Marlys The four of us took a trip to Savannah Georgia one summer and had a wonderful time together. I will surely miss my very good friend my thoughts are with all of you. Jeanenne

  3. Nancy Gibbs says:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I worked with Marlys for over 30 years. She was my boss at the city of Richfield until she retired in 1996, after that she would come back and we would work together preparing staff and election judges for the elections. I don’t know the number of Richfield residents/election judges she trained and coached over the 50 some years, but it must have been well over a thousand. She was also one of the most knowledgeable motor vehicle licensing people in the state of Minnesota. She knew more about licensing vehicles than anyone around town, especially the old cars. She had a mind like a steel trap, plus she was a meticulous record keeper.
    She told the best stories. She would start out at the very beginning and I mean the beginning, it would start out…it was a sunny Wednesday at 2:00, I was doing this or that and on and on she would go, sometimes she would even draw me a picture. She was one of my favorite people ever, I’m so glad I was able to spend the afternoon with her a couple of months ago, it was so fun to listen to her reminisce about the good old days at the city. I loved her dearly and will miss her immensely.

  4. Sylvia Secrest says:

    My condolences on death of Marlys. I worked with her during my years as City Clerk 1978-85. She was my License Leadworker for our Deputy 56 Bureau. She had a brilliant mind & wonderful sense of humor. We talked about her many trips to Sweden & my many trips to Europe. I stayed in touch with her over decades through Christmas cards visits & phone calls. She showed me her dad’s photos from 1917 WW1 in Trier Germany where he served as a Military Policeman. That’s how he gained American citizenship. I visited Trier in November 2017 & 2023 to celebrate my birthday. Marlys made me a better human being.

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