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 Glenn Eugene “Doc” Soladay

Glenn Eugene “Doc” Soladay

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Death 16 Jan 2013 (aged 90)
Burial Fulton, Hanson County, South Dakota, USA
Plot 7W-21-1
Memorial ID 103785023 · View Source
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Glenn E. "Doc" Soladay, age 90, of Fulton, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Firesteel Health Care. Funeral Service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, January 19, 2013 at St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Alexandria, SD with burial at Graceland Cemetery in Fulton, SD with military rites. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Will Funeral Chapel with a Scripture service at 7:00 PM.
Glenn E. "Doc" Soladay was born on June 21, 1922, on a farm near Fulton, SD, to Earl and Minnie (Bohm) Soladay. He was educated at country schools, and graduated from Fulton High School in 1940.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in September of 1940, serving in Battery B of the 147th Field Artillery. "The South Dakota National Guard, called up in November 1940 and in February of 1941, furnished 2,263 officers and men to the Army of the United States. The 147th Field Artillery regiment was in the first American Expeditionary Force into the Pacific, being some 1500 miles southwest of Pearl Harbor on the day the Japanese-American hostilities began."* The 147th was involved in the defense of Port Darwin, Australia, when it was attacked on February 19, 1942, by the same Japanese task force that had struck Pearl Harbor, and spent the rest of the war in Australia and New Guinea. Doc was honorably discharged from the Army in August of 1945, and returned to Fulton.

He and Lois Licht were married on April 2, 1949. He worked for his uncle, G. A. Soladay, in the International Harvester dealership in Fulton, then began a long career of service in the Fulton Post Office in May of 1957. Lois served as the postal clerk. Doc and Lois were active in the SD League of Postmasters, and retired together from the Fulton Post Office in 1990. Doc remained in the SD National Guard, served a term as president of the Officers' Association, and retired from the SDNG in 1984 as a CW 4. Doc joined the American Legion in South Dakota after WWII, and was active in FFE Post #85 for the rest of his life. After retiring from the Post Office, he served Hanson County as Emergency & Disaster Services Coordinator and Veterans' Service Officer.

Doc's faith was central to his life. He was confirmed and baptized as an adult in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, was a member of St. Martin's Lutheran church in Alexandria, and served in a number of church offices over the years. In 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union, the LCMS relief organization, Orphan Grain Train, was started in response to pleas for help from the newly-freed people of Eastern Europe. OGT's mission was to provide food, clothing, and medicines, as well as the vital spiritual food of the saving Gospel of Christ to those in need. Doc was part of a corps of OGT workers who travelled to Latvia, restoring facilities for living, pastoral training and a broadcast center for the Lutheran Hour.

He was preceded in death by his parents, by brothers Robert and Harold, both also WW II veterans, by cherished nieces and nephews, and by a host of cherished neighbors and friends.


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  • Created by: Dakotafaye
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103785023
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Glenn Eugene “Doc” Soladay (21 Jun 1922–16 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103785023, citing Graceland Cemetery, Fulton, Hanson County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Dakotafaye (contributor 47413011) .