Thomas J. Solum


4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Zion Lutheran Church - Woodville
221 Lockwood Street
Woodville WI, 54028


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Friday, May 12, 2023
Zion Lutheran Church - Woodville
221 Lockwood Street
Woodville WI, 54028

Funeral Service

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday, May 12, 2023
Zion Lutheran Church - Woodville
221 Lockwood Street
Woodville WI, 54028

Thomas J. Solum, age 73, of Woodville, WI, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.


Tom was born to Jerome and Gloeann Solum on September 12, 1949 in River Falls, WI. He later had 7 siblings to compete with. Two sisters – Georgianne (Cleve Aldous), Sally (Kevin Thoen) and 5 brothers – Jerry (Jeanne), John/Red, Peter (Becky), David (Merida) and Phil (Cora).


Tom grew up in River Falls and graduated from high school in 1967.


On October 19, 1974, Tom married Linda Chisholm. They were blessed with their daughter, Dana Marie, and son Darren Thomas (wife Rena). Later, he became Bumpa, aka Grandfather, of Isabelle (Helgeson), Grace (Helgeson), and Waylon Solum.


Tom had a career at 3M for 24 years. He later managed the Hammond Golf Course and then worked for Olson’s Meats and A. Butchery. He was a man of many interests but family was always first. His hunting stories really should have been published!


Tom is survived by his wife of 49 years Linda; daughter, Dana; son, Darren (wife Rena); grandchildren: Izzy, Grace, and Waylon; brothers: Jerry (Jeanne), John, Peter (Becky), David (Merida), Phil (Cora); sisters: Georgianne (Cleve) and Sally (Kevin); in-laws, Nancy (Larry Henck), Judy (LeRoy Meyer), Wendy (Cliff Olson), Floyd Chisholm (Kate); and so many dear nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.


Tom is preceded in death by his dear parents, Jerome and Gloeann; Frank and Agnes Chisholm; and brother-in-law, Steve.


Visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Zion Lutheran Church, 221 Lockwood St., Woodville. Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2023 at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville, with a visitation held one hour prior to the service at the church.


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4 Responses

  1. Tom was my daycare provider when I would drop my 8 year old son off to play golf at the Hammond course. Those two had a special connection. My son, Jesse always had a T time when Tom was there and Tom always made sure he had a mug of Root Beer for Jesse when he was done golfing. RIP Tom.

  2. Our sincere condolences to everyone that was a part of Tom’s life. May words of encouragement uplift your spirit at this hard time. Let your many wonderful memories carry you though this difficult time. Something we have personally found to be of great comfort are the thoughts expressed in the Bible at John 5:28 “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his (Jesus) voice and come out “. May God Jehovah give strength and his love to each of you always.

  3. So sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of Tom and the entire Solum family. Lots of fun working together at the Ranch .. praying God will comfort everyone at this most difficult time.
    peace br

  4. Used to play with the Solums growing up on same block so sorry to hear about Tommy we played a lot of cowboys and Indians I can still see your mom in her moo moo going up and down street looking for one of you our prayers are with your family sorry we can’t make the funeral

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