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SODERLUND, John W., age 78

Died: Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Hope Lutheran Church (corner of Starr Avenue and Eddy Lane) with the Reverend Mary Erickson officiating

Visitation: will be one hour prior to service at church

Committal Service & Entombment: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022 at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner, Wisconsin with full military honors

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials that will be given to organizations that were important to John and his family.


John W. Soderlund, age 78, died on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire.  

John enjoyed hunting at the shack and critters in the yard. Over the years, many great times were spent with family, friends, and neighbors. He liked to try his luck at scratch-offs and always had hopes of getting the winning Powerball number. John was an avid Wisconsin sports fan. During the Vietnam War, John proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. His family and friends will remember John as a true gentle man.  

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Jennifer (Tim) Shilts of Hudson; granddaughters, Emma Gannon and Makayla Shilts; sister, Linnea (Larry) Lang of Rhinelander; brother, Eric (Arlene) Soderlund of Wonder Lake, IL; sisters-in-law; many nephews, nieces, other family members and dear friends (who were like family).  

John was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Norma (Zimmer) Soderlund; parents-in-law, brothers-in-law and other family members.  

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