Richard Edward Solarski

Richard Edward Solarski, age 77, of Tecumseh, passed away December 11, 2019.Richard was born May 31, 1942 in Detroit, Mich., the son of Raymond and Mary (Soborowski) Solarski. On December 28, 1963 he married Virginia Billau in Tecumseh and she survives.

Richard retired from Tecumseh Products after 42 years of service. He was a 1960 graduate of Tecumseh High School, attended St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, member of the Moose, Eagles, Tecumseh Knights of Columbus Council #9937 and auxiliary member of the VFW.Richard loved traveling, especially to the Mackinac Bridge and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Virginia, Richard is survived by his daughter, Renee (Tim) Vannatter; son, Raymond (Traci) Solarski; sister, Christine Moore and grandchildren, Bradley and Benjamin Vannatter and Nicholas and Emily Solarski.He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Delores Riedberger; and nephew, Randy.

A Mass of the Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Tecumseh with Fr. Dan Wheeler as celebrant. Burial followed in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh.

Visitation was held December 17 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh and prior to the service at the church. A prayer service was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or the Lenawee Humane Society. Condolences to the family may be made online at


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