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John J. Solar

Friday, September 11, 2020

John J. Solar, age 93, of Dyer, IN passed away peacefully on Friday, September 11, 2020. He was born in Manistique, MI on February 4th, 1927 to the late George and Mary Solar. Preceded in death by his loving wife Connie (Comerford) Solar, son John Thomas, Brother George, sisters Mary and Rose.

He is survived by his sons Ed, Jim, David and daughters Diana, Beth (Michael) Redden, Dorothy (Greg) Johnson.

He was blessed with 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grand children, and many nieces and nephews which he referred to all as “Grandpas Little Bugs”.

John served in the Army in the Communication Brigade in the Korean War on the Russian border. Employed by Standard Oil and Inland Steel. A proud member of the American Legion, Astronomy Club, Coin Club, and Experimental Aircraft Association. EAA, Oshkosh Airshow is where over 30 years he took up to 4 generations of family camping to watch the airshow and showed us his love of flying by getting his pilots license on his 75th Birthday. Attending church at Saint Maria Goretti, singing in the church choir, hiking, biking, electronics, fixing cars, helping anyone who needed anything, and of course Solar energy were just a few of his many interests in life.

John J. Solar always ended his goodbyes with, God Bless. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 from 11:00am -1:00pm with a service at 1:00pm at CALUMET PARK FUNERAL CHAPEL 7535 Taft Street. Merrillville, IN 46410. There will also be a live stream on Facebook from Dot Johnson for those who cannot attend. Interment: Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN


Tuesday, September 15, 2020
11:00am - 1:00pm
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128


Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410  VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128