Marilee Hazel Soderquist
(75) died of covid-19 on Thursday November 5, 2020 in Coon Rapids, MN. She was born in Eau Claire, WI on January 22, 1945 to Merlin and Mary Jane Belden.
Marilee is survived by two daughters, Teresa Klostreich (Kent) and Sonia Simms (Don); 7
grandchildren: Chris Soderquist, Klaire
Hubbard, Garrett Robinson, Thomas Schaefer, Adam Schaefer, Andrew Schaefer and Kyle Odenthal;
and 7 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Kathy
Donahue, Becky Helgestad (Terry) and brother Jeff Belden (Anita) and 6 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her spouse of 50 years, Kenneth
Delano Soderquist (December 28, 2017) and both parents
as well as her brothers Fred and Bruce Belden.
She was an avid quilter for many years, and also made crocheted afghans,
hats and scarves. She attended First Congregational
Church of Christ in Robinsdale for many years and
more recently was a member of Emmanual Christian
Center in Spring Lake Park and was a devout Christian
until her death.
There will be no service at this time. We are planning to have an outdoor service at Fort Snelling this summer if travel is permitted at that time. More information
will be provided once the service has been scheduled. Please consider a donation to https://covid19responsefund.org/
I knew Marilee over 35 years. She was a special friend. Condolences to her family, who she loved very much.
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Please consider a donation to covid19responsefund.org/ or you could send flowers to the staff at Park River Estates Care Center in her name.
Thank you so much to the staff of Park River Estates in Coon Rapids. You made our mother feel loved and supported and you took such great care of her throughout the past 5 years and as she was dying. Please know we appreciate you so much and our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with this disease in our community.
In the words of a song that was very important to my mother and father both (from Amazing Grace):
“Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.”
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