OBIT: Wyatt Max Solwey-Ross "Bull Rider" "Wadtk-ka Wcsta" (Brave Couragous)

Wyatt Max Solwey-Ross “Bull Rider” “Wadἱtk-ka Wἱcsta” (Brave Couragous), 21, our loving son, grandson, brother, nephew and uncle, relative to many. Wyatt began his journey home with the sadness of the news on Aug. 31, 2020, near Fort Totten. Visitation will be Friday from 6 - 7 p.m. followed by a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. all at the Wayne Solwey Farm, St. Michael, ND. Family and Friends can join the procession at the St. Jerome’s turn west of Crow Hill at 5:30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Wayne Solwey Farm, St. Michael. Fr. Paul Schuster officiating. Special Music by all drum groups. Burial will be at the Solwey Farm Cemetery, his favorite spot on the Solwey Ranch where many hunting stories were shared by those he loved. Casket Bearers: Scott Solwey, Blair Roemmich, Chance Mack, O’Shea RedFox, Coby Roemmich, Mikey Adams, Holden Mack and Tyrese Leaf. Jr. Pallbearers: Cole, Kieran, Tate, Kayden and Tristen. Honorary Bearers: Mike Leaf, Audrey and Donald Joramo, Mike and Mitch Sylling and the Construction crew, Ryan and Aaron Joramo, Michael Best, Mikey Adams and family, Steve and Barb Waagan and family, Arlo and Missy Erickson, Wayne Eckroth and Family, Steve and Jackie Weinberger and family, Brandon Grover, Tim Walford, Ray Ansotegui, Steve Cavanaugh and family, Lars and Luke Hinton, Rodeo family that he met along the way, Elvis Thumb Jr. and family, Margo (Bubba) Azure family, Rob Snell Jr., Melissa Lourens, Elisha (Mitchel)Poulsen, Lacey McKay, Joe and Angela Garcia, Ryan Jacobson, Louie and Phylis Kraft, Brian Kraft, many great aunts and uncles and all of his gaming buddies. Wyatt Max Solwey-Ross was born the son to Tina Ploium and the late Wade Thomas Ross on Feb. 8, 1999, in Devils Lake, ND. He joined siblings: Tiffany Joy, Shayna Leah and Chantel Dawn. They made their home in St Michael until his parents separated in 2004. In 2005, Tina met Jeremy Ploium and moved to Oberon, ND, in the fall of 2008. Prior to moving to Oberon, the family became fond of the rodeo family that Jeremy had. Wyatt got more curious about the rough stock in the rodeos and he would sit behind the chutes with the riders. His favorite rodeo was the Fort Totten Days Rodeo. He would always ask Jeremy if he could ride a bucking pony that Steve and Barb Waagen brought. As he grew older bull riding became one of his favorite things to do. He met many good people along that road. He attended Head Start in 2003-2005 and then went forward to Prairie View Elementary School till his 3rd grade year. Wyatt then transferred to the Oberon Elementary School up to the 8th grade. Starting the 9th grade he attended Minnewaukan Public School until the spring of 2016 when he dropped out at the end of his Junior year. Early on in Wyatt’s life he was the righthand man to the Solwey Ranch as he learned the skills of ranch life and enjoyed every minute of it. Once he was old enough to drive he was there every summer. His life wasn’t easy, but he made it as entertaining as he could. He loved to listen to his music didn’t matter what time of day it was. He would drive around and pull up telling his sister that he was outside. Tiffany was his go-to for anything. He would call her and say I’m outside. As soon as he made her mad she’d come back inside because of the stuff he would say, but then would also shake it off. It would be hours outside as of course being his mom always had to check on them and say go to bed now. Shayna and Wyatt had their own love hate relationship and that normally consisted of food. If something was missing from a spot Shayna would put her food, Wyatt always sniffed it out. Wyatt and Chantel they fought over who is loved by mom the most. Well, of course, the bull-rider would win because he was the only boy and his sisters were his protector - day in and day out. As the years moved on Wyatt became his sisters’ protector. Wyatt loved the outdoors: hunting, fishing and the hayfield. Hunted and fished with anyone and everyone he could anytime and anywhere. He loved these places so much that he pushed himself to the limits. Family was his life. He was the crazy one that everyone loved to see and hear, his laugh was so loved. His love for his nieces and nephews was so unbelievable, he couldn’t wait to bring them to the farm for movie night, hunting, fishing and gaming. He was the first one to come and give hugs and say I got you don’t cry. Who did it? I’ll fight them. He was one special young man, his heart was Gold and everyone loved him just as much. Wyatt was currently employed with Sylling Construction at the time of his death. He loved to learn new things and carpentry was one. He had always promised his mom he would build her a mansion. Well I guess my mansion will be waiting for me when we see each other again, son. He is survived by; mom and stepdad, Tina and Jeremy Ploium; sisters, Tiffany (Rob Snell Jr) Kieran and Vaya, Shayna (Jaylan Black) Cole and Harleah, Chantel (Rece Jetty) Tate and Zyleigh; adopted sisters (cousins), DaNesha Leaf, Jade Lauinger and Linsey Solwey; cousins, Chance, Blair, Holden, O’Shea, Coby, Tyrese, Tristen, Austin, Zoee, Sydney, Braxton, Eliza and Piper, Tara (Jordan) Axtman and family, Tad (Megan) Ploium and family, Ty Ploium, Hanna (Jason) Swenseth, Cassie Pike; brothers, Kayden and Lucky, Hunka; brothers; Bailey and Levi Thumb; nephews; Cole, Kieran and Tate; nieces, Harleah, Vaya and Zyleigh; adopted nieces, Aubrey Adams and Amelia Cavanaugh; grandparents, Wayne and Marsha Solwey, Ken and Eloise Ploium; special uncles, Scott Solwey, Donovan (Terri) Lambert, Corey (Madysen) and Barry (Lisa) Ploium; aunts, Tracy (David DeCory), Nicole (Michael Leaf), Jennifer (Jeremy Devier), Jody (Mike) Pike, Sherry (Scott) Ploium, Lance Mahto Ross and family, family of the late, Rory Ross, Burton (Barbara) Jackson and family, Phylis Jackson and family, Debbie Jackson and family, family of the late, Phillip Jackson, family of the late Ignatius Jackson, family of the late Paula Goulet, Doris Jackson and family, Diane Jackson and family, Sonja Knox and family, Anita (George) Greene and family, Belinda Longie and family, Alvin (LaVerne) Bear and family; many cousins and extended family and his dog, Baby Willow. Proceeded in death by; father, Wade Ross; paternal grandparents, Solomon and Claudette Ross; uncles, Lance, Rory, Russ, Klae Ross and Tyrel Alberts; brother, Parker Mudgett; great-aunt, Paula Goulet; great uncles, Phillip Jackson, Ignatius Jackson Jr, Adrian Jackson, Nathan (Buck) Jones, Jerome Bear; cousins, Samuel Jackson, Wanda (Ann) Jackson, Dustin (Cricket) Jackson, Pamela Mazakahomni, Krissy Ross, Shannon Jones and Glynnis Jackson. A special thanks to the following, Spirit Lake EMS, Dr. Downs, Chief Terry McCloud, Spirit Lake Fire Department, Spirit Lake Police Department, Melissa Lourens, Elisha Poulson, Evans Funeral Home, Duane Jackson. If we forgot anyone, please excuse us for our oversight during this difficult time, it is not intentional. Online condolences may be sent at

Posted online on September 04, 2020