Aug. 24, 2005
|OSCEOLA -- Joseph
L. Soltys, 79, of Apple Road, died at home Wednesday (Aug. 24, 2005)
after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born April 12,
1926, in Chicago, Ill., to Stanley L. and Mary (Golembiewska) Soltys. On
June 20, 1953, he married Jeanette Magdalena Hince in Minneapolis.
She survives, along
with six daughters, Mary (Mike) Church of Elkhart, Clare Soltys of South
Bend, Jane (Jack) Soltys Gilbert of Palm Harbor, Fla., JoAnn (Bill) Huys
of Granger, Edith (Kevin) Gulley of Plainfield and Veronica (Greg)
Soltys-Niemann of McKinney, Texas; two sons, Mark (Pat) Soltys of Stone
Mountain, Ga., and Frank (MaryEllen) Soltys of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; 27
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Veronica
Soltys of Springfield, Ill.
A brother, Stanley
Soltys, preceded him in death.
Friends may call two
hours prior to Saturday's noon funeral mass at Queen of Peace Catholic
Church, 4508 Vistula Road, Mishawaka. The Rev. Richard Hire, pastor,
will officiate. A private burial will take place later. Zimmerman-Inman
Funeral Home, 1109 Lincoln Way West, Osceola, is in charge of
Mr. Soltys retired
from Bendix Aerospace Division, where he was an electrical engineer. His
specialty was missile guidance systems.
He was a graduate of
Illinois Institute of Technology and served in the U.S. Navy during
World War II.
He was a member of
Queen of Peace Catholic Church and the Professional Engineers
Association. His hobbies included crossword puzzles and inventing new
products, such as a watering system for flower beds.
Memorials may be
given to Queen of Peace Catholic Church or The Center for Hospice &
Palliative Care of St. Joseph County.