Dear Classes of 1967 & 1970:
This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Eileen Sologuk on Friday, Aug. 5th.
Eileen was the mother of Cathy (Sologuk) Lucius ('67), Liz (Sologuk) Christianson* ('70) and the late Michael Sologuk.
Eileen Sologuk, 94, died Friday, Aug 5 at Edgewood Vista, Fargo. Eileen was born on May 23, 1922 in Jamestown, North Dakota to Martin and Ann Graven. After graduating from St James Academy she went on to attend Jamestown Business College.
On June 10, 1946 Eileen married Harry Sologuk in Jamestown. They first lived in Jamestown and later moved to Valley City. A career change relocated the family to Devils Lake and in 1965 they moved to Fargo where they continued to reside.
Eileen’s primary love was being a stay at home wife, and mother to her three children. Once the children were all of school age, she returned to the work force, retiring as Office Manager at Shirley-Onstad. While Eileen enjoyed her career, her greatest joy was spending time with her kids and grandchildren. Her heart was always full, her door always open and her love everlasting. Truly a grand lady!
She is survived by her daughters: Cathy Lucius, Plymouth, MN., Liz (Wayne) Christianson, Moorhead, MN., and her daughter in law, Sally (Nels) Backman, Fargo, ND. Also surviving are her six grandchildren: Megan (David) Wohlwend, Brian (Kristina) Lucius, Nate (Kristen) Lucius, Matt (Martha) Christianson, Katie (Al) Yablonski, Brynn (Lee) SchergerSologuk. Also blessing her life are her 15 great grandchildren: Emma, Luke, Ben, Grace, and Ryan Wohlwend, Ava and Preston Lucius, Kate and Owen Lucius, Sam, Reid and Cain Christianson, Annie and Joe Yablonski, and Sa’ryne SchergerSologuk. Eileen will also be missed by her sister and dear friend Mary Tscharner.
Eileen was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Harry Sologuk, her son Michael (Sally) Sologuk, her first grandson Nicholas Sologuk, her parents and four brothers Gerald, Tom, Eddie, and Fr. John Graven.
A funeral Mass celebrating a life well lived will be held on Tuesday, August 9 at 3:00 p.m. at Riverview Place in the Chapel, 5300 12th St S, Fargo. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Eileen’s family expresses heartfelt appreciation to the management and staff of Riverview Place and Edgewood Vista. Mom was able to live the past 15 years in your care and we are grateful.
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