Jeremiah Paul “JP” Solhjem was born April 16, 2006, on Easter Sunday at home in McLeod, ND.  When he came into the world, he didn’t cry a bit.  He just opened his eyes and began being an incredible kid.  His life was marked by his deep soul, his amazing work ethic and steady personality. What he loved most in life was Jesus, his family, his best friends, Legos, food & working with his dad.  He had just started taking electric guitar lessons and is certainly already worshiping Jesus with perfect skills.  He was a 4th grade student at Sure Election Academy, at home with his brothers and sisters. He died September 17, 2015 in Grand Forks ND. He is survived by his adoring parents, Troy & Jana Solhjem, his siblings Laney, Craig, Sheyenne, Chase, Barak & Elijah, his grandmother Portia Smith, grandfather Jim Danielson, grandparents Allen & Karen Solhjem, aunt Meredith Jeter, uncle Neil Solhjem, uncle & aunt Jason and JoAnna Solhjem and cousins, Elizabeth, Olivia, Luke & Jack.  He had too many very special friends to name, that will never forget him and were impacted by his short life. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Denton Freedom House, 3083 Trails End, Aubrey, TX 76227 where Jeremiah loved working in the kitchen.    


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  1. So blessed was this child while he was here to have the family and friends that God put in his life. I look forward to the day I get to meet you in Heaven. Until then, I pray for comfort for those who loved you and those you loved.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will miss that smiling little face as he walked out of church each Sunday morning.
    Lee and Lin D.

  3. To JP’S family,
    I am Barbara Anderson ‘s sister. My church and I are praying for you during this heart wrenching time. I know you are a family with incredible faith in our Lord.
    I know JP is in Jesus arms as He is saying……. “let this sweet boy come to Me”.
    with deepest sympathy
    Lyle and Karen Kemi

  4. Troy and Janna —

    We wish we could be at Jeremiah’s prayer service and funeral. To show how much we care for you all; to praise God with you for Jeremiah’s life and for his new home in glory; to pray corporately with you all for the comfort and peace that Christ extends to ease the painful hole of Jeremiah’s earthly absence.

    You are such a beautiful family, your testimony for the Lord has been strong. May the Lord be glorified through this trial.

    I think we will try to go visit the Denton Freedom House on Wednesday afternoon. In honor of Jeremiah.

    God bless you, dear Solhjems.

    Arlo and Cam Leedahl

  5. I am sorry to hear about your sweet little boy. I am praying for you all that the Lord will bring peace to you as you say see ya in Heaven little fella! He will be jamming up there with all the rest of the Heavenly Angels!

  6. Dear Allen and family all, My heart aches for you in this loss, but claim with you the confidence and assurance of our mutual faith. You are my friends, and Christ our only Hope, rejoicing in both. What a wonderful testimony in a brief, loving life. The T-J family is a Christ-like demonstration.

  7. Dear sweet friends….We are humbled by your gracious spirit in the midst of this tragedy. Please know we are praying for you and grieving with you. Let our tears join yours as a well-spring to comfort your souls. May God bring you peace, comfort and strength to endure during this time of need. We love you. Robert and Kay Sharpe

  8. Thy Will Be Done, Lord by Joyce Eilers (written after losing her son)

    Sometimes the road is heavy, and sometimes the road is long.
    And sometimes, Lord, this heart of mine is not so very strong.
    But Thy will be done, Lord, Thy will be done.
    Father, I do not ask You to take this cup from me.
    I only ask Your guidance o’er paths I cannot see.
    And Thy will be done, Lord, Thy will be done.
    Our Father, who art in heaven,
    Hallowed be Thy name.
    Thy kingdom come,
    Thy will be done on earth as it is, as it is in heav’n.
    Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
    And lead us not into temptation,
    But deliver us from evil.
    For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever,

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    So sorry for your loss.

  9. My heart breaks for your loss, but I rejoice with you that he is in the arms of his sweet Jesus. Such a beautiful boy!

  10. As a classmate and friend of Karen and Allen, I send my thoughts of sympathy and caring for a beautiful child who left this world too early. Blessings on Jeremiah’s memory!

  11. Please accept our deepest condolences. “What a wonderful God we have- he is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardship and trials. And why does he do this? So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass on to them this same help and comfort God has given us.” 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. For even further comfort, please visit,

  12. To the Solhjem Family:
    I’m so sorry for this painful loss of your beautiful son. For comfort remember God’s promise found at Acts chap 24 verse 15 where he assures us “that one day there will be a resurrection.” I’ll pray for your family.

  13. Dear Jana and Family,

    We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. May the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the God of all comfort, comfort you in this time and keep your hearts and minds stayed upon Him. May He protect you all through your time of grief and bring to mind His Words to establish your thoughts and to keep you from leaning unto your own understanding. His ways are not our ways; they are past finding out.

    May God also be your strength encouragement in the days to come. Draw your strength from Him. And may you always remember that because of Christ’s redemption we have eternal life, and you will see your son again.

    With understanding tears, and love in our hearts,
    The Smith Family
    Moorhead, Minnesota
    1Thessalonians 4:13-17

  14. Troy and Jana

    There are no words to express what you are going through. My deepest sympathy to your family. While we are saddened by his short life here, The Lord is hugging him today saying welcome home my child

  15. I am so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. Praying that God would be your comfort and your strength during this hard journey.

  16. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful little boy. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all your family.

  17. I am very sorry for your loss. This is a tragedy to your family and friends. Your son is now with the Lord and will be taken care of. Prayers to the family.

  18. We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family. May you feel God’s presence through this hard time. With love from Colby and Anissa Crawford

  19. Dearest Jana and Troy So sorry for the loss of your precious son. Take comfort in that Jesus loved him and he loved Jesus. I know your grief is great. Jesus loves you too and He will give you the comfort and peace that is only His to give.. Prayers for you and the rest of your family.

  20. (I am a distant cousin in WA State; Hulda Solhjem’s granddaughter by her daughter, Elaine) Our family here in WA sends you many comforting thoughts and prayers for peace. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of little Jeremiah. With Love – Danielle, David, Ethan & Annika Boyd, and Elaine Wade and our extended WA family

  21. We have been praying for you during this difficult time. May the comfort of Jesus give you a peace that inexplicable and beyond measure.

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