Our hearts and prayers are with our dear friend colleague and Radio Host Celeste Bishop here at ChristianPatriots.org. Celeste recently lost her husband David Philip Solum in a tragic accident.
I was deeply saddened to hear the tragic news that David had passed away in a tragic accident just days ago. I’m almost lost for words knowing a good man such as David lost his life short in the eyes of many. Knowing Celeste and David over the years has given me a better understanding of what true faith is all about. David’s faith in the Lord was tried and true up until his last moments here on this earth and there is peace in knowing where he is at today. I encourage those of the true faith to keep Celeste and the family in their thoughts and prayers over the next few days and weeks. May God bless her in all that she does here at the network and for others. May the peace of God that passes all understanding be with her through these times. A man who will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
David Philip Solum went to glory on November 17, 2016 at 60 years of age from a car accident outside of Seeley Lake, Montana.
David Philip Solum was born on October 26, 1956 in Spring Grove, Minnesota to Elling Oliver and Grace Lucille Flatten Solum.
David grew up in a home of faith, love and farming and that foundation laid his character for his entire life. His father was a hard worker and his mother was filled with faith, prayer and love. David’s home was overflowing with sons: Robert, Paul, Dale, John, George, Karl, and of course, David.
David married Joanne Webster in his early 20’s and they raised six Godly children: Matthew, Mark, Laura, Trisha, Rick, Michelle and grandchildren unknown whom he loved and prayed for with all of his heart.
In later life, David married Celeste Bishop. Together they walked in devout faith enjoying the Holy Scriptures, prayer, and worship. David loved Montana from its rugged peaks, trees, stunning sunsets, wildflowers, lakes, and snow David and Celeste had an organic farm with goats, chickens, fruits and vegetables. They loved to garden, fish, canoe, hike, wildcraft, and enjoy the fruits thereof. David was an avid reader and his home is filled with books. Each day David arose and after reflection upon our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and His Word, David would check the news going always to Steve Quayle’s site first, a man he has admired for many years.
David’s passions were Jesus Christ and being a woodsman. He loved timber from large majestic trees to the final milled product. At the time of his death he was on his way to Pyramid Mountain Lumber a job that he thoroughly enjoyed. The Pyramid family has been a great comfort during this time. Through Pyramid’s generosity David and Celeste were able to make their home like the Garden of Eden filled with bark paths, greenhouses and raised beds filled with organic vegetables. Pyramid lumber also warmed our home during the cold Montana winters. As I write, Pyramid Lumber is crafting a Blue Stain Pine casket to hold David’s remains for his eternal journey.
David is survived by his wife Celeste Solum, brothers John, Dale, George, and Karl Solum; his children Matthew, Mark, Laura, Trisha, Rick and Michelle. David was preceded in death by his brother Robert Solum.
David and Celeste desire to thank our community, fire fighters, law enforcement, coroner, and all who have extended such warmth and kindness to us during this time of tragedy.
David’s heart is that each one you come to faith in Jesus Christ and walk in the abundance, joy, love, and courage of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. David wholeheartedly embraced his mother’s favorite passage of Scripture, Psalm 23.
David will be buried at the Seeley Lake Cemetery-TBA
Reception will be held at the Swan Community Center on December 2nd, 3-6 PM, Swan Community Center, 6799 Hwy 83, Condon, MT 59826