Phyllis Solvie, age 92 of Cyrus, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019, at the Courage Cottage in Morris, MN.
Visitation for Phyllis Solvie will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus, MN. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus, MN.
Funeral services for Phyllis Irene Solvie will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus, MN, with Reverend Chris Richards officiating. Burial will be at Cyrus South Cemetery.
Phyllis Irene Helleksen, daughter of Ervin and Myrtle (Christiansen) Helleksen, was born on a farm in Butternut Valley Township, Blue Earth County, MN, where she grew up and attended country school. At the age of thirteen her family moved to Starbuck, MN, where she graduated from High School in 1945. Following her schooling, Phyllis helped on the family farm. On October 5, 1947, she was united in marriage to Arden Solvie at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Starbuck, MN, by Reverend G.O. Forde. The couple made their home on a farm near Cyrus, MN, where they farmed and raised their family of four children: Kieth, Melvern, Aaron, and ViAnn. Arden passed away February 13, 2005, the following July, Phyllis moved to Morris, MN, where she continued to live until the time of her death.
Phyllis was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, woodworking, gardening, baking, and cake decorating. Phyllis was known for helping others, lending a listening ear and offering advice. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
She is survived by four children: Kieth (Pam) Solvie of Blaine, MN, Melvern (Diane) Solvie of Cyrus, MN, Aaron (Laurie) Solvie of Cyrus, MN, and ViAnn (Kevin Smith) Larson of Morris, MN; ten grandchildren: Christa (Jason) Erno of Blaine, MN, Jonathan Solvie of Roseville, MN, Toni (Nathan) Reed of Garfield, MN, James (Cindy) Solvie of Morris, MN, Heidi (Jose Guerra) Solvie of Morris, MN, Kelsy (Scott Schultz) Solvie of Wheaton, MN, Evan Solvie of Cyrus, MN, Ryan Sack of Morris, MN, Tyler Sack of Morris, MN, and Darin Larson of Morris, MN; fifteen great-grandchildren: Eliana, Isaiah, Sariah, and Mikayla Erno, Brock, Merissa, Grace, and Rita Reed, Nicholas, Abigail, and Madison Solvie, Isabel, and Marisol Guerra, Ryker Solvie, and Aubree Schultz; close friend: Gordon Alfson of Morris, MN;
She was preceded in death by her husband: Arden; her parents; son-in-law: Michael Larson; and great-grandson: Benjamin Solvie.
Funeral services are with Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN.