Gregory “Greg” Allen Solberg

Funeral services for Gregory “Greg” Allen Solberg, 63, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The burial will take place at Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina, KS, the same day at 2:00 pm. Greg passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.

Greg was born on April 20, 1959, in Salina, KS, the son of Robert and Alma (Johnson) Solberg. Survivors include his siblings, Barbara (Tom Schmiedeler) Solberg, Carol (John J. Jr.) Riscoe, nieces, Melinda (Gustavo) Jarvis Borchert, Elizabeth (Matthew) Hastings, Kelly (Graham) Walker, nephews, Paul Jarvis, Eric (Chelsea) Riscoe, and Andrew (Billy Chan) Riscoe. Greg was preceded in death by his parents.

Greg was a gentle, soft-spoken man with a dry sense of humor and made others laugh with his humorous one-liners. He loved rock and roll music, in particular, Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

He liked to dance to disco music and had some good John Travolta moves. Always a sports enthusiast, in his youth he participated in Special Olympics in bowling, tennis and softball. He liked to watch professional wrestling and was an adamant fan of the Kansas City Chiefs football team.

He lived in Salina most of his life and was involved with the OCCK organization there. After moving to Lawrence in 2018 he was part of the Good Life Innovations organization.

Memorial contributions may be made in Greg’s name to the Special Olympics of Kansas and may be sent in the care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

4 Condolences

  1. Linda White Peckham on January 22, 2023 at 7:18 am

    I am so sorry for you loss. I remember Greg when I was in school. Carol he was a great little brother. Prayers!

  2. Michelle Ray on January 22, 2023 at 11:10 am

    Candice, Harry and Solberg family- I am sorry for your loss. Greg was a great guy who brightened any room he was in with his smile and spirt. I loved getting to hear about all of his adventures with your family- he had the opportunity to spend this last year doing so many activities that he seemed to really enjoy. I know he will be missed but hold on to all of those great memories.

  3. Yolanda Hargett on January 23, 2023 at 8:20 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that Greg has left us, but I am sure he is dancing and making everyone smile in heaven! I was so happy to help with bringing Greg into our services in Lawrence and know that he had a wonderful quality of life, especially living with Candice and her family. He always seemed to be enjoying his day and making others smile and laugh when I would see him up at the DC Center. We will never forget our sweet, caring and fun-loving Greg!

  4. Marayah Shoptaw on January 24, 2023 at 8:09 am

    Greg left an impact on so many people with his laughter and amazing dance moves! He will be missed dearly.

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