Duane Jerome Solem, who was president of our Association from 1978 to 1979, died in May of complications from COVID-19. He was 91.
Solem spent his career in the farm equipment, industrial distribution and fabrication industries, starting in 1955 as a purchasing agent with Johnson Hydraulics and finishing as President of Nott Company in 1998.
He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan, where he also played in the Navy Band.
Solem lived in Edina, Minn., at the time of his death.
Source: Star Tribune