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Lois A. SolkoLois A. Solko, 67, of St. Paul died Monday, March 8, 2010, at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church, with a 6 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Solko was born on Oct. 13, 1942, at Oberlin, KS, the daughter of Clarence and Stella (Niemeth) Sattler. She was united in marriage to Gerald L. Solko, on Aug. 6, 1960, at Herndon, KS. She is survived by her husband, Gerald L. Solko of St. Paul; a daughter and son-in-law, Catherine Solko and David Breslin of Herndon, VA; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Carmen Solko of St. Paul; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Carol Sattler of Madison, WI and Tom and Myra Sattler of Herndon, KS; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat and George Cardinal of Salina, KS, Theresa and Richard Rippe of Ludell, KS, Norma and Roger Cichorz of Boulder, CO and Pat Louise and Gary Sloan of Colby, KS. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Allie Solko-Breslin, Alaia Solko-Breslin, Jordan Solko, Tyler Solko, Devin Solko, Christina and Clint Boersen and Kevin and Melissa England; and five great-grandchildren, Victoria, Noah, Elijah and Graci Boersen and Katelyn England;many nieces and nephews; and her “grand puppies” Sandy and Spike. Lois grew up in Herndon, KS, graduating from Herndon Rural High School in 1960. After the couple was first married they lived in Hays, KS later moving to Omaha. In 1970, the family moved to York, where she worked for Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph and Hut-33 Sporting Goods Store. In 1980, they moved to St. Paul. Lois worked as a waitress at the American Legion Club in St. Paul for many years, until retiring in 2008. She was proud of being a two year cancer survivor. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women and the St. Paul Country Club. She loved her grandchildren and following their school activities and sporting events. She enjoyed golfing and cooking and liked being at home. Memorials are suggested to the Howard County Hospital Foundation, Sts. Peter & Paul New Parish Center Fund or the St. Paul Country Club.
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