Skip Soderberg, age 81, of Isanti died November 26, 2017 at Ecumen in North Branch. A memorial gathering will be held at the Isanti Community Center at 12:00 PM on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Prior to the service the Lions will be hosting a pancake breakfast for Skip’s family and friends from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.
Sheldon Norman Soderberg was born February 22, 1936 in Springvale Township, Minnesota to William and Florence (Gable) Soderberg. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1954. Skip served his country in the US Navy – Navy Air Reserve from 1959 – 1967. He married Beverly Cox, April 1957 and they had four sons. They later divorced. Skip worked as a general contractor building houses for 51 years. He was a long time Lion and served as District Governor from 1985-1986. He was also a member of the American Legion. Skip enjoyed hunting, fishing with his boys and racing. He especially loved being with his family, his 20-year partner, Elaine Mold, and her daughters, Jodi, Michelle and Bobbi and families.
Skip passed away on November 26, 2017 at Ecumen in North Branch at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 4 days. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his step-mom, Elvera; son, Shannon; life partner, Elaine Mold; brother, Lloyd; and sister, Lorrain Anderson.
Skip is survived by three sons, Kevan (Kim) Soderberg, Shaun (Laurie) Soderberg, and Brian Soderberg; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
Uncle Skip was a remarkable carpenter & contractor who built a house for us in 1978. We no longer have the house, but have the memories of it’s construction and of raising our family there.
I think that Skip was very happy & content in his retirement years. He really seemed to enjoy landscaping the house that he & Elaine lived in. He made it park-like and it was enjoyed thoroughly.
Sorry we’re not able to be there for the celebration of Skip’s life event. We’ll be thinking of you.
Love & prayers,