Guadalupe John Solis, Jr
December 11, 1960 - July 26, 2011
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Saturday 7/30, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Saturday 7/30, 3:00 pm

Guadalupe J. Solis Jr. PhD; died Tuesday July 26, 2011 in Shorewood. He was born December 11, 1960 in Neenah, son of Guadalupe Sr, and Helen (Kosiorek) Solis. Guadalupe was a professor of English. He taught at the Loft Literacy Center in Minneapolis, MN, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN, and currently at Milwaukee Area…

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Paula Leopold left a message on August 9, 2011:
Dear Pat and family of Guadalupe, I was very sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, husband, father and other relatiion. God Bless all of you! Sincerely, Paula Leopold
Kirsten Hemmy left a message on July 31, 2011:
I met Lupe during my first week of graduate school when I found my way to Word Warriors, at just about the time I had convinced myself that I wasn't cut out for graduate study or a career as a writer. He was instantly an ally, later a friend, and eventually, family. Lupe was one of the most loyal people I've ever known. A great person, whose life was hard, but who kept going. Lupe, who always kept at things, whose genuineness and earnestness I will miss. If you knew him, then you knew that he was always on your side. I've kept that idea with me for years, and will continue to do so. My love and condolences to Lupe's family and extended family and friends. I know you will miss his presence in your lives. Know that he is still there, lobbying for your happiness, wanting you to keep going.
Theresa Delgadillo left a message on July 30, 2011:
I met Lupe in Word Warriors, a college writing group led by Professor Blaeser. We stayed in touch through grad school and our new careers as professors in higher education. I last saw Lupe several years ago. He was then suffering from back pain, and recovering from surgery, while working at MATC and writing, always writing. I admire how Lupe did what needed to be done, and I often wished that the doing could be easier for him, but because that isn’t the world we live in, Lupe’s determination was a fact of life. He was fierce. I will miss his smile, his wit and sarcasm, his laugh, the stories he had yet to write, and, yes, his fierceness. My deepest sympathy to Lupe’s children, parents, siblings and family. I join you in grieving the passing of your amazing father, son, brother, who was also an important friend and fellow writer to me and many others. I am sorry that I cannot be there to share these thoughts personally. Wishing you peace. Remembering Lupe very fondly.
George Rabasa left a message on July 29, 2011:
Heartfelt condolences to family and friends. I met Lupe in 1997 when we were both celebrating publication of our first books. I admired his short stories, at once edgy and compassionate. He was a true and constant friend through the years, meeting occasionally for a beer or a reading. (or both!) I will miss him. Wishing his family strength and serenity, George Rabasa
Claudia Jankowski left a message on July 29, 2011:
Dr. Solis was my teacher the past three semesters at MATC. He was such an amazing man and teacher, and has really changed my life forever. He let all of us have the freedom to be whom we wanted to be not only in our writing but in life as well. He was in a sense my mentor at MATC, any problem I'd have he allowed me to talk to him about it. I will never forget that the last thing he said to me when I saw him was that he was very proud of me and to continue to do what I am doing. I had never had a teacher tell me that before, I remember leaving his classroom on such a high that I made someone I looked up to proud of me. I will miss seeing him in the halls at school. His lessons he taught me will stay with me forever. I send my condolences to the family. Claudia Jankowski
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Donna Borski left a message on July 29, 2011:
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all. Donna Borski (Judy's sister)
cherol taylor left a message on July 28, 2011:
I met him a few times when I had the Indian store Buffalo Crossing in Morton, MN. I am now a student at SMSU, Marshall, and I hoped to see him there. I sat in on one of his classes. I am a Cancer survivor myself. I am really sorry, I know he was one of the good guys.
Becky Haas left a message on July 28, 2011:
Lupe was my instructor at SSU for several classes....always fun, always helpful, and always willing to listen. I am lucky to have known him and have lots of good memories of him as we were all out for drinks after writing events. :)
Tashauna Swanson left a message on July 28, 2011:
My condolences to the family of Lupe Solis. I was fortunate to have Lupe as a writing and literature professor at SMSU. He was an exceptional educator and one of my favorite professors because of his genuine encouragement and interest in each student and their writing. He nudged me to write about things I was otherwise apprehensive to communicate, and always gave an honest and beneficial critique. One of his famous sayings in class when revising your work was to, "Cut the fat." The saying still sticks in my head when I write. He will be greatly missed and many are lucky to have known him.
candy miller-rusch left a message on July 28, 2011:
dear ann and family i am so sorry for your loss, hes in the lords arms now our newest guardian angel, look up and when you see brightest star he is watching over all of you god bless candy
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