Mohan R. Solomon, 79, beloved husband, father, brother, "Parta," Certified Public Accountant, and son of the late Arumymony and Ruth Sarling Solomon of Tamil Nadu, India, passed away on March 7, 2022, while attempting to leave the frigid midwest weather. \r\n \r\nHe was a brilliant man of few words -- but despite being reserved, his good nature and laid-back attitude made him liked by all who met him. He loved the beach (although he couldn't swim), gardening, forehead-sweat-inducing spicy food, scotch (red label was fine, no need for black), and anything chocolate would make his eyes light up like a little kid. He was human, but he tried more than most to do the right thing -- the honest and noble thing -- every day.\r\n \r\nHe loved his family above all else, and would do absolutely anything for them. His laugh was genuine and he used it often when hiding food and other items from his grandchildren, stealing noses, and telling his own jokes. Despite an uncanny way of annoying her, he showed his love for his wife in both big and little ways daily with a hug or a kiss, making her tea, planning vacations, and buying her an overabundance of electronics.\r\n\r\nHe is survived by his loving wife of 53 years and friend for even longer, Soundari (nee Selvam), of West Des Moines, Iowa; his children Patrick (Cheryl) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mark (Chasity) of Longmont, Colorado, and Angel (Rory) Caracciolo of Manassas, Virginia; grandchildren Megan (David), Rory III (Sam), Jack, Nicholas, Mina, Zachary, Samantha, Conor, Alessa, and Katherine; great-grandchild Rory IV; and many other nieces and nephews, relatives and friends, who will miss him dearly.\r\n \r\nThe family would like to thank Chicago Police Department Officer John Conway, Officer Jennifer Conway (no relation), Officer Tom, good samaritan Joy Black, and many others whose names we did not obtain, who made sure Soundari was not alone on the worst day of her life. Special thanks to United Airlines' employees for their compassion, and the countless friends and family who have prayed, sent thoughts and messages and food, and who have stopped by to share a quality hug. You've all helped shoulder the weight. \r\n \r\nLastly, thank you to everyone who shared kindness, a joke, love, and/or friendship to Mohan in his lifetime. You've all contributed to a life well lived.\r\n \r\nA short memorial celebration will be held at 5pm on March 17, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish Center (NE Side of Church), 1627 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, Iowa. Please join us afterwards for refreshments, and to share hugs and stories. A live webcast of events is available under the tribute wall on Mohan's page at www.petersfuneralservice.com \r\n\r\nWatch the live service here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/686906980\r\n \r\nIn lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in honor of Mohan Solomon to Veterans Community Project www.veteranscommunityproject.org/give or the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org.