Linda Solheim

December 21, 1948 - June 21, 2021

Linda Carol Solheim, age 72, of Minnetonka/Chanhassen, died peacefully with her husband at her side at her home on Monday, June 21, 2021. Linda was born on December 21, 1948 in Minneapolis to Harold and Esther (Torgerson) Petsch. She graduated from Bloomington Lincoln High School and went on to attain her Bachelor’s Degree in German from Hamline University. A woman who was outgoing and a quick decision maker, she knew almost immediately upon meeting Ronald Duane Solheim that he was the man meant for her and the couple married November 10, 1973 at Church of Peace in Edina. From that day forward, they never missed a day of saying “I love you” to each other. Together, Linda and Ron owned and operated HyPark Specialty Company, Inc. and raised their two sons in Minnetonka. They moved to Praha Village in New Prague just three weeks ago, where Linda’s outgoing, gregarious personality quickly made an impact. She was strong, independent, and an inspiration to all who knew her. A woman of boundless energy and organization with no fear of sharing, she left an impression, and was particularly proud of one of her physical attributes: “You have such beautiful hair!” were usually the first words uttered by a new contact. She enjoyed genealogy and a good game of golf but her greatest love was the beach and her favorite place, the condo on Ft. Myers Beach. Having survived Lupus and fighting a 14-year battle with a rare form of cancer, life and relationships were important. She is a legacy of love to her family and will be sorely missed by them and those who knew her.

Linda is survived by her husband, Ronald; sons, Jeffrey (Shari) Solheim and Bradley Solheim (Andrea Nimmo); grandchildren, Kayla & Joshua; sister, Connie (Cal) Dinham. She is preceded in death by her parents.

A Tribute to the Life and Light of Linda will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (1300 Main St. E., New Prague, MN) with Pastor Antonio Machado officiating. A gathering and sharing time will begin at church at 2:00 PM. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to the Park Nicollet Foundation (;jsessionid=00000000.app358a?df_id=1801&mfc_pref=T&1801.donation=form1). Direct donations to Frauenshuh Cancer Center under Linda's name.

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Ronnie Hector Ferguson
3 months ago

Linda and I met when she heard that I was having a party at my apartment in Bloomington. She quickly made me a friend, and we shared the most outrageous adventures. One day she told me about her new Love, and it turned out that I knew Ron. It wasn’t long before we were double dating, and then we married our Loves. Even though I moved around a lot, we kept in touch and watched each other’s kids grow up. I will miss this bright, beautiful, strong, brave woman. I am blessed to have been in her life. To the… Read more »

Gwen Overskei
3 months ago

Linda and I were roommates at Hamline University and close friends for 52 years. She was like a sister to me. My husband, Larry and I loved Linda and her quick sense of humor. She always had a lot to talk about and she was a joy to be around. Our many vacations, social outings and rounds of golf will be missed. Linda is and will be missed by so many friends and family. We LOVE you Linda!!

Friends are friends forever!!!

Gwen and Larry Overskei

Connie Conover Sievers
3 months ago

Prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Linda always had a smile and laugh that could brighten a room. She was truly one of a kind and will be dearly missed. Love to all of you.

Kate Lawrence Baker
3 months ago

Love to you, Solheims. Linda made me feel like family from day one of meeting her. She was the best of the best. I’m so lucky to have known her. Sending hugs and peace to the loves of her life: Ron, Jeff and Brad.

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