Merlaine Solberg Jost, 86, of La Salle, Ill., passed away January 22, 2018, at Care Center, La Salle.
Merlaine was born May 4, 1932, to Roy and Clara Dahle Solberg in Winona County, Minn. She attended District 54 Country School in Winona County, Minn., and later graduated from Peterson High School, Peterson, Minn., in 1949.
She was united in marriage with Milton L. Jost October 24, 1953. They made their home in La Salle, Ill., where she was a homemaker and they raised their four children: Debra (John) DeTreville, Douglas, Dee Ann (Tim) Turzyn, and Doreen Scott.
Survivors also include a brother, John (Gloria) Solberg, Peterson, Minn., a sister, Esther (Paul) Sorum, Rushford, Minn., six grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Charlotte Wright, and one son-in-law, Mark Scott.
A memorial gathering and time of sharing was held at Burgess Funeral Home, Peru, Ill., January 26, 2018.