Benita Ardea Steel Solberg

December 29, 1939


February 2, 2021

Benita Ardea Steel Solberg

December 29, 1939


February 2, 2021

Benita Ardea Steel Solberg passed away Feb. 2, 2021, peacefully at home, at the age of 81.

She was born Dec. 29, 1939, in Lewistown, Montana, to Benjamin and Ardea Walker Steel. She graduated from Judith Gap and Eastern Montana College. She married Marvin Solberg on July 28, 1962, in Billings. Benita worked at Midland Bank, Reporter Printing, Sears, Tire-Rama and Big Sky Elementary in the lunch room. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She had a kind and giving heart and especially loved her role as a grandma.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Marvin, of 58 years; children Teresa Seward (Randy), Joanna Church (Todd), Mike Solberg (Tanya); grandchildren Isaac, Caryn, Kaitlyn, Marcus, Aaron and Emma. Also surviving is her brother, Ben Steel. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Karen Marie; and her two sisters, Lois Castonguay and Diane Crosbie.

Benita took great pride in her family.

Be at peace, we love you.

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13 thoughts on “Benita Ardea Steel Solberg”

  1. I don’t believe Benita and I have ever met but I know she was a smart lady. She picked Marvin to spend her live with and he would be an excellent choice. To Marvin and the rest of Benita’s family, I pray for your peace, comfort and healing. Please accept my deepest condolences.

    Marty Coddington
    Prior Lake Minnesota

    1. Marty,
      Thanks so much for your words and thoughts. Very much appreciated. Seeing you respond in here brought you some good memories!

  2. I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Benita. So many memories of her and our families. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    1. Deb,
      Thank you so much for your words and thoughts. They mean so much!
      We definitely have some memories over the years of get togethers.

  3. Sending my sincere condolences to Marvin & the Seward & Church families on the death of your beloved wife, mother & grandmother. I’m sorry for your loss. You’re all in my thoughts & prayers. Arlee

  4. Diane Kosmann Faus

    My thoughts are with the family. I understand this difficult and sad time. I will pray for you and Benita. I have a nice story about her. About 30 years ago we had a surprise party or my father, Chuck Kosmann. I asked Benita to hold my son who was 8 months old at the time. I checked back and she was so happy because he didn’t cry like most babies had done. I let her hold him longer

    Diane (Kosmann) Faus

  5. I was very sad to hear about Benita. I worked with her at Sears, this was my first job and she made me feel welcome and was a great teacher when I needed help. My thoughts and prayers are with Benita’s entire family, she was a very special person.

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