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Deborah Sue Solomonson, 53, of Traverse City, passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Deborah was born on Monday, Jan. 6, 1964 to Wilbur and Arlene (McCoy) Beall in Columbus, Ohio.
As a child she moved often following the banking career of her father, but her high school years were spent at Douglas Macarthur High School in Saginaw. After her graduation from high school she attended Michigan State University.
She married John Solomonson at a service in Traverse City on Sept. 8, 1989.
After college Deborah moved to Traverse City and worked at the Traverse City Record-Eagle, a local accounting firm and for the last 17 years at the Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS). Her TCAPS family, and especially the kids at Courtade Elementary School, where she served as a school aide, were very special to her.
She will be remembered for her loving demeanor, her inner strength and incredible sense of humor. She was at times stubborn, but was always genuine and truly loved her family and her extended family, her coworkers and students at Courtade.
She was a diehard Michigan State Spartans fan and loved the fierce rivalry with the other school from Michigan.
Deborah is survived by her husband, John Solomonson, of Traverse City; daughter, Hannah Solomonson, of Traverse City; sons, Eric Solomonson and Jack Solomonson, of Traverse City; parents, Wilbur and Arlene (McCoy) Beall, of Traverse City; sisters, Jodi Reignard, Kelly (Dan) Ackert and Angie (Frank) Molitor; brother-in-law, Pete (Erika) Solomonson; sister-in-law, Sue Solomonson; mother-in-law, Delores (Jeanne) Solomonson; special friend, Megan; special aunt, Mimi (Arnie) Kriegbaum; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Zeke Solomonson; and brother-in-law, Randy Reighard.
Per Deborah's wishes, cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held at a later date.
Those wishing an expression of sympathy may direct contributions to the Jack Solomonson Education Fund, c/o Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Please share your thoughts and memories of Deborah with her family by way of her online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Published on March 2, 2017
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