Obituary for Myron L. Solid

Myron Lee Solid, PhD, 77, of Northfield, MN passed away peacefully after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease on the morning of Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Three Links Care Center in Northfield. Myron was born on July 12, 1940, in Rushville, Nebraska, to Elmer and Alice Solid, and grew up on the Solid Farm east of Rapid City, SD. He met Carol as an undergrad at Colorado State University; they married after graduation and relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii where Myron taught at Kamehameha High School. After obtaining his PhD from CU Boulder in 1971 he accepted a position […]

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Myron Lee Solid, PhD, 77, of Northfield, MN passed away peacefully after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease on the morning of Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Three Links Care Center in Northfield.
Myron was born on July 12, 1940, in Rushville, Nebraska, to Elmer and Alice Solid, and grew up on the Solid Farm east of Rapid City, SD. He met Carol as an undergrad at Colorado State University; they married after graduation and relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii where Myron taught at Kamehameha High School. After obtaining his PhD from CU Boulder in 1971 he accepted a position at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. During his 33 years in the St. Olaf Education Department he helped develop and mentor scores of future teachers, placing and visiting dozens as student teachers at local and at international schools in Asia and India. After retiring in 2004, Myron traveled extensively with Carol, including trips to Spain, Africa, and Alaska.
Myron is survived by his wife, Carol Solid, of 53 years; sons David (Robin) Solid of Woodbury, MN & Craig (Emily) Solid of St. Paul, MN; daughter Kristin (Sam Easterson) Solid of St. Paul, MN; grandchildren: Evan, Tyler, Genevieve, Emmett, and Charles Solid; sister Marilyn (Leland) Rayhill of Tuthill, South Dakota; brother Lee (Shirley) Solid of Merritt Island, Florida; sister LaDeane (Robert) Parker of Merced, California. Preceding him in death are his parents.
A funeral service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, where Myron was a longtime devoted member, on Thursday, August 24 at 2 p.m., with visitation starting at 1 p.m. Private burial to follow the next day. Memorial donations may be made to the Myron L. and Carol J. Solid Endowed Scholarship at St. Olaf College. Arrangements by Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.

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Funeral

August 24, 2017 - 2:00 PM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
St. John’s Lutheran Church
500 3rd St W Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial

Oaklawn Cemetery
1415 Wall Street Rd Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

4 Comments

  1. larry fowler

    Dear Carol and family,
    Our hearts go out to you at this time. I know how difficult Myron’s life has been for you and the kids. I will always remember that it was Myron who had faith in me and hired me at St. Olaf. I remember him fondly.
    Our hearts and our prayers go to you all.
    love, larry and bonnie fowler

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    • Mike and Ann Leming

      Dear Carol and family:

      Myron to us was a most excellent, kind, and caring human being. Always hardworking, dedicated, supportive and encouraging, Myron a very wonderful department chair to Ann over many years when he was her leader. He will be missed but always remembered by us.

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  2. Sara DeCramer

    Dear Carol & Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Myron was such a nice person to know and work for. He will be missed but I will always remember his laughter and kindness.

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  3. Carolyn Johnson

    Dear Carol and Family,

    Such fond memories.
    Aloha oe
    A hui hou kakou.

    Carolyn

    Reply

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