Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Solomon Wallman Memorial
Solomon Wallman Memorial

Solomon Wallman

Solomon Wallman

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Solomon Wallman (Sol, Solly), 65, passed away from health complications on May 27, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA.

He was born on March 6, 1954 into a Hutterite Colony (Miller Dale) in Miller, South Dakota to his parents, Annie Wollman and John Waldner.

After leaving the Hutterite Colony in 1977, at the age 24 he shortly thereafter met Martha (Marty) Grimm and moved to Washington State, where he was employed by Ron Rawson a Yacht manufacturer. On November 7, 1981 Solomon and Martha married in Juaninta, WA, where they resided for several years having two daughters Sarah M. Wallman (Lootens) in 1982 and Leona R. Wallman (Buckley) in 1983. After leaving employment at Ron Rawsons, Solomon was employed at Nordic Tug another Luxury Yacht manufacture which then moved the family to Burlington, WA, in 1989. The Skagit Valley became home and Solomon and Marty bought a home in 1996 where they have continued to live.

Solomon and Marty built a wonderful life for their family in this home, this home is where Solomon and Marty shared so many interests, Dads in wood working out in his shop and Marty with the playing in the dirt and making sure their yard was full of gorgeous blooming plants. (That Dad may have had a love hate relationship with.) But would always comment on how beautiful their yard always looked. They both took pride in what they were able to accomplish together. Solomon also had another hobby other than the talent of wood working and that was his collecting of John Deere tractors and collectibles. He even had his own John Deere Christmas tree.

He started employment at Janicki Industries in 2009. He always loved to work and had so much pride in whatever he was doing, which was passed onto his daughters. Solomon made some of the best of friends over the years and enjoyed playing pranks on them, Solomon had a great sense of humor and walked around with a mischievous smirk on his face like he was up to no good. I know that will be sorely missed by many.

After Solomon’s retirement in March 2019, he and Marty had talked about traveling between daughters homes. Sarah still residing in Skagit Valley and Leona residing in Casper, WY, but Solomon passed way too soon. Solomon is survived by his Wife of 38 years (42 together); his daughter and son-in-law and future grand baby due December  2019, Sarah and Caylon Lootens of Mount Vernon; his youngest daughter and son-in-law, Leona and Jerry Buckley of Casper, WY; his mother, Annie Wollman and many brothers and sisters, Ike Waldner, Dorothy Waldner, John Waldner, Susie Stahl, Cindy Hofer, Albert Waldner, Rosie Hofer, Paul Waldner, Annie Waldner, Liz Gross, Thomas Waldner, Becky Waldner, and Jimmy Waldner. He is also is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He preceded in death by his father, John (Slim) Waldner; his mother-in-law and father-in-law Carol and Richard Grimm; and three of his brothers, Arnie Waldner, Herold Waldner and William (Willy) Waldner; and many aunts and uncles; and friends.

Solomon wasn’t a formal man nor did he like to attend funeral services so the decision was made to have a ‘Celebration of Life’ to celebrate and share stories and great memories of this man who was a wonderful husband, father, friend, and uncle.  Join us on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1:00PM at Maiben Park in Burlington, WA (900 E Fairhaven Ave)


  • Jason H. Self

    Sol you were such a great guy to work with always cracking wise at all of us younger guys… you were a legend in so many ways thank you for always being patient and such a fun fella to work withHod bless and rest in peace…

  • Joanie Nagatani

    Marty – My thoughts & Prayers are with you & the Girls . I know how much time you two spent together outside in your yard or playing with the dogs.
    We have a wedding to go to today , thoughts are with you at the park to celebrate Solomon’s Life. All these years of knowing you, now I know your last name.
    Sincerely, Joanie

  • Joy Thompson

    What a well written Obit. My thoughts and prayers for Solomon, you and your family in this time of loss. Solomon will obviously be sorely missed. Hold on tightly to each other and you will get through it all.

  • Tara Wochnick


    I am so sorry for your loss. Remember that he will always and forever be right by your side, giving you the hugs and love he always has!

    Talk to him, he will always be listening. Dance with him, he will dance with you. Sing to him…..

    Love you so much!
    Tara Wochnick ❣

  • Gloria Faber

    Marty & Girls,
    My heart breaks for all of you. I know what you are going thru & grief can be so unbearable at times. Just focus on the good times & cherish the memories you have together as a family. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. I hope your travels will bring you to South Dakota sometime soon. Love you!

  • Randy&Kellee Long

    Solomon you will be missed so much.
    We so appreciated your humor and honesty.
    Loved having you out to the house and always enjoyed seeing you when your family’s got together.
    Rest in peace our friend.
    To Marty,Sarah, and Leona and the rest of your family,our hearts go out to you.
    May you find some kind of peace knowing you will always carry Sol with you.
    Love to all.