SHELBY COUNTY — Larry Soland
Formerly of Windsor
Laurance “Larry” Soland, 90, of rural Augusta, WI, formerly of Windsor, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at his home in hospice care.
Laurance Gleason Soland, son of Clarence and Nellie (Gleason) Soland was born June 9, 1923 in Matton, Illinois. He was raised in Windsor, where he graduated from high school. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during W.W. 2 on the Ascension Islands in the South Atlantic. Larry married Rhonda Worthington on March 10, 1971 in LaGrange, Illinois. The couple had lived in Justice and Hickory Hills, before moving to Augusta in 1981 when Larry retired. For 38 years Larry worked as a semi truck driver, when he retired he was driving for East Texas Motor Freight. He had been a member of the Windsor V.F.W. and American Legion Posts before joining the Augusta Posts. Larry was also a member of the Forty and Eight, the Disabled American Veterans, and honorary member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. He was also a long time Masonic member and while in Illinois had served as the President of the Cog Hill Country Club in Lemont, Illinois.
Larry is survived by his wife, Rhonda, son, Terry (Kelley) Soland, daughter, Mary E. and Brian LeBarron all of Augusta; sister, Patricia Ann McGahan of Windsor, IL; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Augusta, with Pastor Lon Jury officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by the Augusta area veterans will be held in the West Lawn Cemetery in Augusta. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.