- June 10, 1918 - February 4, 2012
- Racine, Wisconsin
of Alex's Passing
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“PULLED AL'S NAME UP ON MY COMPUTER AND WAS SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING. I WAS A MEMBER OF HIS AIR CREW [BOMBARDIER] AND SERVED WITH HIM 1944-1945....Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Karl R. Schulz - Port Washington , WI
“I have many fond memories of working with Al and Esther for many years. I worked in the laboratory at St. Lukes Hospital and often had lunch with Al...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: john Esayian - Racine, WI
“Jane and family -
I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you remember your father and grandfather today.
May our...Read More »
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My father sent me the link in an email. He was asking me about your father at Thanksgiving. Our...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Janet Kanetzke Wilhelm - Dublin, OH
Racine - Alex A. (Al) Soltesz passed away at Lakeshore Manor on February 4, 2012.
Al was born in Racine on June 10, 1918 to Steve and Mary (Hoffer) Soltesz. He married Esther Elizabeth Laabs, his one and only, on May 19, 1951 in Chicago. Al was graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Beta Gamma Sigma) in accounting and was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Al served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President-Finance at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital. He was also treasurer of Joint Venture Laboratories and the Racine Visiting Nurses Association; and also served as President of the Wisconsin Healthcare Management Association. Alex was a member of St. Joseph church.
Al loved to golf, and was President and Treasurer of Meadowbrook Country Club. He also enjoyed hunting, bowling and doing technical analysis on his computer. Al was a member of the American Legion Post 310, and a Veteran of World War II (Air Force). During his four years in the Air Force, Alex rose to the rank of Second Lieutenant, and became the Chief Pilot on the B-24. He later was a supply officer with the Fifth Air Force Division in Japan.
Al was a loving husband, father and grandfather and is survived by his daughter, Rev. Jane Spriggs and her husband, Professor Mark Spriggs; their sons, Trevor and Robert, his sister-in-law, Donna Lathrop, and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Alex was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a daughter Patricia, and brothers Steve and Frank.
Visitation will be from 12-1pm, and the funeral at 1pm on Tuesday, February 7th at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1015 4 Mile Road; the Rev. Carol Baumgartner officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Lakeshore Manor or the American Legion.