Carl E. Solheim

May 27, 1943

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December 5, 2020

Carl E. Solheim

May 27, 1943

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December 5, 2020

Carl E. Solheim, 77, of Laurel, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near Laurel.

Carl was born on May 27, 1943, in Waseca, Minnesota, the son of Andy and Charlotte (Cole) Solheim. He spent the first several years of his life in the Los Angeles area, before coming to Wolf Point  (“by God!”), Montana, at the age of 13, to live with relatives.

Carl completed his schooling in Wolf Point, graduating with the class of 1963. He then moved to Billings, where he attended Rocky Mountain College, Eastern Montana College (now MSUB) and Billings Business College.

In 1967, Carl went to work for Bill Roscoe at Roscoe Steel & Culvert, where he spent the next 38 years. He worked in various capacities, with his final position being that of Quality Control Inspector. When he retired in 2005, he told Jim Roscoe he was “going to work full-time for Margaret.” And he pretty much did!

Carl gained an instant family, which included Tammy and Matt, when he married Margaret (Harper) McCaslin in 1976. The family was complete with the addition of Todd in 1977.

Carl had a love of the outdoors and spent many memorable years camping, boating and ATVing with family and friends. His favorite toy, however, was his Honda Goldwing motorcycle, which he rode every chance he got.

Carl is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughter Tammy (Scott) Nielsen of Billings; son Matt (Kim) McCaslin of Powell, Wyoming; son Todd (Lisa) Solheim of Conifer, Colorado; sister Anne (Bruce) Raglin of Pryor, Oklahoma; granddaughters Megan Nielsen, Nicole (Drew) Burkenpas, Bethany (Spencer) Noble and Emily McCaslin; and grandson Cody Solheim. He is also survived by several cousins whom he considered his siblings, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

No services are planned at this time. Any memorials may be made to the Special K Ranch or the charity of your choice.

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17 thoughts on “Carl E. Solheim”

  1. I live in Texas and rode motorcycles with Carl three times in Montana. I loved his knowledge of his surroundings and enjoyed his friendship. He was truly a man of character and I am grateful to have known him. Carl was my friend and that I will not forget. God bless his family and I pray for their comfort.

    Andy Smith

  2. Beatrice Johnson Trinder

    From a classmate of 1963, I’ll always remember Carl as a really, really nice guy. He was always quick with a “hi” and a smile. My sincerest condolences to Margaret and family for this huge loss in their lives. Words cannot convey the sorrow I feel for you all.

  3. Words can’t convey the sorrow for you, Margaret and your family. I remember all of the bowling trips we made with our boys and the fun we had. Prayers for you and your family as you deal with the loss of Carl. I will keep you in my prayers.

  4. Scott & Vicki Johnson

    Margaret we were so saddened to hear of your loss of Carl. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

  5. Phyllis & Dave Weaver

    Margaret, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Hold tight to your memories, they will bring you through this.

  6. Carol and Allen Betts

    Margaret,
    You and your family are in our prayers at this time as you deal with your loss of Carl. If we can be of any help in any way let us know.

  7. Margaret, I just learned of Carl’s death. I am so sorry. Know I am thinking of you all, and sending God’s blessings.

  8. Margaret, Please accept my deepest sympathy. I can only imagine the sorrow and grief. Know that there are lots of us to support you and encourage you during this difficult time. Blessings to you and your family.

  9. Margaret, I was so sorry to hear of Carl’s accident and death. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Matt, Tammy, Todd and their families. I loved Carl’s sense of humor and personality. He will be sorely missed by all of you. God Bless.

  10. I’m at a loss for words after hearing of your families loss Margaret. I first met that quiet unassuming man and his cousin Arne when we were teenagers. God watch over your great family while mourning your loss. RIP dear old friend. I’ll join you to go riding on the other side.

  11. Denny and I were fortunate to develop a friendship over 40+ years ago with you and Carl after you and I worked together at Security Bank. We cherish the memories we had when we lived in Billings and the times we connected with you coming and going to Bozeman to see Kristen and family. Prayers go out to you and your family as you handle tremendous loss.

  12. Dear Margaret and family; I hope I am not out of line by telling you how sorry I am to hear of Your loss of Carl. He truly was an awesome person and it sounds as though you and your children gave him the wonderful life that he deserved. I was his first wife and will never forget his incredible smile and caring manner. But God knew exactly what he was doing when You two got married. his life could not have been more fulfilling with anyone but you. I pray for peace for all the family and friends and especially you. God bless you.
    Hugs, Rose Hedrick

  13. Les and Carla Meade

    Margaret, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Cherish the memories.

  14. WE don’t get the paper anymore, Margaret so I just saw this on line. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God’s comfort to you and your family

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