On August 27, 1927, Marlin August Sollman was given the gift of life, and spent the next 90 years giving it back. Born to Edward and Elsie Sollman, Marlin grew up alongside his brothers on the soil of Haubstadt, Indiana, that set the foundation for his life. In high school, Marlin danced away with the heart of Eljean Catherine (Benkert) Sollman, and they later married July 21, 1949, enjoying 68 years of marriage together. He retired from ASCS and Farm Service Agency as District Director after 33 years. His appreciation for nature was as deep as tree roots in the woods..He was also a retired farmer, selflessly providing for his growing family and farm throughout his life. All who knew Marlin cannot deny his unwavering pride for his 13 children, 19 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren, with whom he shared his passion for hunting, fishing, and agriculture.
Marlin will be deeply missed on this earth by his wife, Eljean, and their children: Darryl (Angie) Sollman, Marlene Sollman, Randy (Patty) Sollman, David Sollman, Ed (Nikki) Sollman, Dino (Laura) Sollman, Kristi (Guy) Garrison, Mike (Kathy) Sollman, and Michelle (Ben) Berning. His thitry three granchildren will forever be wishing for one more RC Cola to share. He will be reunited with his parents; his brothers Edmund, Herman, Charles, and Oscar; his Uncle Norman, and his children: Angela (Gary) Lamey, Teresa (Mark) Hisch, Darlene Sollman, and Mark Sollman, where we know he will have many wonderful memories to share.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 am at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Haubstadt, IN with Father Tony Ernst and Father Ambrose Wanyonyi co-celebrants. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitiation will be on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Stodghill Funeral Home in Fort Branch, IN and again from 9:00 am till service time at the church on Tuesday. A rosary will be recited at 1:30 pm on Monday at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery/Church, St. Stephens Cemetery/ Church or St. James Cemetery/Church Funds. Thanks to North River Health Campus and Heart to Heart Hospice for their care.