May 5, 1992 – Dec. 24, 2017
“Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.” -Optimus Prime
On December 24th, 2017, fate called upon Antonio (Toe) Francisco Solee. Toe fought a difficult battle with his epilepsy and on the evening of Christmas Eve, he lost his fight at the young age of 25.
Toe was born in Helena Montana on May 5th, 1992. He was the youngest son of Wayne and Toni Solee.
Antonio was a very happy child. He believed in always living life to the fullest and never let anything hold him back. Toe was amazingly talented at everything he encountered. He was part of many different groups including wrestling, baseball, bowling, hunting, trap shooting, snowmobiling, and folfing. He also had a special love for anything Transformers.
He graduated from Helena High School class of 2010 and competed a couple years of college at Helena Tech. Antonio realized his true passion for construction and followed in his father’s footsteps. He became co-owner of his father’s construction business and excelled in his career being taught to him by his best friend and partner, Pops.
“The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re alive.” -Optimus Prime
This was not the case with Toe. Antonio and his wife, Deanna, met while in High School, but connected after graduation. From the beginning, everyone around them knew that something immediately clicked between the two of them. His heart of gold and his ability to always make her smile, stole her heart from day one.
Together they made some incredible memories traveling and just living life to its fullest. Two of his fondest remembrances were shared in 2013. On August 17th Antonio and Deanna celebrated with friends and family with their marriage. They then welcomed their first child, a daughter, Rilie a short time after on October 30th. Their son, Eric, was born three years later; on another one of their adventures that moved them to Las Vegas; on February 6th, 2017. Antonio was incredibly dedicated to his family and always made sure they felt loved.
He was never afraid to tell others how much they meant to him and always made people feel part of the family. Toe is survived in death by his wife Deanna Solee, daughter Rilie Solee, son Eric Solee, father Wayne Solee, mother Toni Solee, brother JR Solee, Great Great Grandmother Marrie Tribble, grandfather Frank Linguista, grandmother Candy Linguista, grandmother Linda Barman, father in law Leland Bohlman, mother in law Vikki Bohlman, uncle Carlo Linguista, aunt Cami Linguista, uncle William Leitzke, aunt Chris Leitzke, uncle Robert Schraner, aunt Sheila Schraner, uncle Steven Barman, aunt Colleen Mooreman, aunt Marla Augustin, great aunt Carmela Linguista, sister in law Joeline Solee, sister in law Krysten Bohlman, sister in law Erin Bohlman, niece Ashauntie Solee, and 20 cousins.
He is preceded in death by grandfather Donald Barman, grandfather Gordon Ellis, grandmother Clara Ellis, grandfather Francisco Linguista, and grandmother Juanita Linguista.
A special thanks would like to be extended to all of the medial and emergency services staff who fought to save his life. Donations for Antonio’s young family will be accepted at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home to offset funeral expenses and help the family.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2018 at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 N. Montana Ave., with a burial to follow the service at Forestvale Cemetery. A Reception will be held in the Social Hall of the funeral home immediately following the burial. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Antonio.
Until we meet again Toe.