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Marjorie Ruth Soderholm

July 20, 1923 January 27, 2008
Marjorie Ruth Soderholm
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Worthington, Minnesota     Marjorie Ruth Soderholm was born July 20, 1923 in Alexandria, MN to Roy and Ellen Holmquist.  She graduated from Alexandria High School and the Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis.  She pursued her nursing career in Worthington, MN where she met her husband Garvin.  They were married on August 21, 1948.  They raised eight children on their family farm in Elk Township.  Upon retirement they moved to Worthington.  Marjorie loved her family dearly and enjoyed being involved in her grandchildren’s activities.  She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and also volunteered in the community.  In July 2007 she moved to Golden Horizons.     Marjorie passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2008 at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington at the age of 84.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother Donald.  She is survived by eight children; Barbara Morris, Plymouth, MN; Thomas (Joyce) Soderholm, Worthington; Pamela (Robert) Geiger, Plymouth, MN; Mary Pieschel, Bedford, TX; Susan (Eldon) Bents, Bigelow, MN; Nancy (Lowell) Larson, Rosemount, MN; John (Pamela) Soderholm, Worthington; James (Kimberley) Soderholm, Worthington; 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 10:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Worthington, MN, with the Rev. Gordon Orde officiating.  Pall bearers will be Marjorie’s grandsons, Karl Geiger, Mark Bents, Matthew Pieschel, David Soderholm, Gregory Larson, Brian Soderholm, Craig Soderholm and Deron Soderholm.  Honorary bearers will be her granddaughters, Kari Buendorf, Jennifer Marcotte, Janelle Geiger, Courtney Storlie, Alyssa Soderholm, Laura Bents, Jenna Pieschel, Melissa Larson, Katie Soderholm and Megan Larson.  Burial will be at the Worthington Cemetery.Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

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