In 1973, John J. and Timothy J. Solon purchased the Liptak Funeral Home from William Liptak at the corner of Vermillion and Hickory Streets in Streator. (Coincidently, the same building the Solon Bros. Funeral Parlor occupied from 1914 to 1932.) They continued operating both funeral homes until 1977 when they merged the two business’ into the South Park Street location.
A new foyer along with heated sidewalks was added in 1978 and in 1988 another addition was constructed for a new office, handicapped restroom and ramp and a 4 car heated garage.
John J. Solon retired in 1989 to Arizona with his wife Bobbie. John passed away in 2008.
The funeral home was operated by the Solon family for over 101 years. In July of 2002 the funeral home was purchased from Timothy J. Solon by Jason J. Telford and Bryan Baker. Timothy now resides in Port Orange, Florida with his wife Rita.
In August of 2007 Telford purchased Baker’s interest in the funeral home and along with his wife Dolly became sole owners of what is now the Solon-Telford Funeral Home. Although there have been many changes over the years, one thing remains the same ~ caring, dignified assistance to the families we are so honored to serve.