David Bruce Solheim, age 78, of Silver Lake, MN passed into heaven on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Hutchinson Health.
He was born on November 21, 1943 in Northfield, MN, the son of Oscar and Helen (Johnson) Solheim.
David graduated from Northfield High School in 1961 and from St. Olaf College in Northfield in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Accounting. Dave enlisted in the US Air Force and served in the Third Weather Wing of Strategic Air Command from 1966 – 1969.
On April 11, 1986 Dave married Kathleen Rozeske Wehmeyer. They lived in Bloomington, MN where Dave started Heimer Enterprises, doing tax work and accounting. In addition, Dave also started a business called Abacus, through which he installed accounting software for his clients. In 2001, he moved his business to Burns Brothers, where he had his office until the time of his death. In 2002, David moved his family to Silver Lake to care for Kathy’s aging parents.
Dave was a dad to Mark McKay, Gina Schneider (Bob), Mona Theisen (Rod), Dawn Villanueva (Ricky) and a very special nephew, Robert Grant. He was Papa to 20 grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was Godfather to Jim Solheim. He also leaves a brother, Jerry Solheim (Darlene), a sister, Carol Auge (Kevin), a brother-in-law Ron Rozeske (Karen) along with many nieces and nephews.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Helen, an infant sister Marie and his wife’s parents, Dominic and Marcella Rozeske and a brother-in-law Michael Rozeske.
Some of Dave’s favorite pastimes were golf and bowling. While attending college, he played baseball for the St. Olaf College team and played on one of the Air Force baseball teams.
Dave loved the Lord and was very active in his church, Hope Family Church, in Hutchinson, MN. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. His most cherished times were his date days with his wife and best friend, Kathy. He adored her and looked forward to traveling and being together with her every week.
Dave will be missed, not only by his family but his many friends he acquired during his lifetime and years of business.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM at New Century Academy, 950 School Road SW, Hutchinson, MN.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family.