Norma “Jean” Solek, age 89, of Toledo, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at home with loving family by her side. She was born on June 15, 1932 to Watson and Isabelle (Grubb) Parker in Lima, Ohio. Jean graduated from DeVilbiss High School. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years for many local businesses. Jean was strong in her faith and loved the Lord. She was an avid traveler, here and abroad. Jean was passionate about square dancing, teaching it and even ran a national convention for many years. She liked playing card and board games. Jean loved spending time with her family, especially all of her grandchildren. She was known as “Mom” to many inside and outside her family. Jean was very caring, giving and generous; to know her was to love her. Her smile, spirit and caring nature will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael “Mick” Solek; sisters, Virginia “Lee” Weilant, Sandra “Kay” Grischkowski, and Nancy Lockert; and brothers, Harold “Sonny” Parker and David Parker. Left to cherish Jean’s memory are her loving children, Diane (Steven) Russell, Michael (Andrea) Solek and Steven (Connie) Solek; grandchildren, Daniel (Alicia), Nicholas (Tiffany), Adam, Michael E., Sara, Evelyn (Ezra), Michael C., Matthew, and Steven; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; siblings, Robert (Joyce) Parker, Richard (Linda) Parker, John (Debbie) Parker, and Kathleen (Phil) Dale; “adopted family”, Darryl (Cheryl) Morrison, Ron Moon, and Guerta and Belinda; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
The family will receive guests on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home – West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Rd., Toledo, OH (419-392-9500). Funeral Services will begin on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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