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Services Saturday for Evelyn Solley Ekstrom

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Local real estate agent Evelyn Solley Ekstrom, age 70, passed away peacefully in her Liberty Twp. home early Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, 2017.

Evelyn was born at home in Clay County, Alabama, on January 10, 1947, the second of ten children born to V.T. Solley and Pauline Lamberth Solley, both of whom preceded her in death.

Her husband of 39 years, Bernhard George Ekstrom, also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her three daughters, Kim Ekstrom-Miller Singh, Beverly (Tom) Ekstrom Mitchell, and Dr. Andrea “Jill” (Jim) Ekstrom Butler. She was blessed with grandchildren James Miller III, Rachel Miller, Joseph (Rachel Guy) Miller, Lyndsay Crouse, Sarah Mitchell, Audrey Butler and Mason Butler, and great-granddaughters Mackenzye Kuhnle, Kelly Rivas, and Natalie Miller.

Also surviving are her siblings Alma (Bob) Rabe, Sharon King, Becky Weiandt, Delinda Taylor, John Solley, Cheryl Wilson, and many beloved nieces and newphews.

Other loved ones preceding her in death include siblings Jane Solley, Laura Blackstead Solley, and Daniel Solley; brother-in-law Tim Woynarowski, and cousin John “Jay” Wight.

After staying home to raise her children, Evelyn became an award-winning real estate agent in the Duneland area. From upholstry to oil painting to refinishing furniture and cake decorating, there were few projects she didn’t master. She especially enjoyed square dancing with the Bachelor and Bachelorettes organization.

The family is welcoming friends and collegues on Saturday, Februay 18, 2017, to First Baptist Church of Chesterton, 1401 Porter Ave. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m., with the service at 5 p.m., and a meal to follow.


Posted 2/16/2017




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