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Hazel Gwen Soderbeck

September 19, 1938 — August 30, 2018

Hazel Gwen (Steinbach) Soderbeck passed away August 30, 2018 at Scandia House Assisted Living in Pine City, MN after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at the age of 79.

Hazel was born in Bellingham, WA on September 19, 1938 to Jesse and Alene (Mills) Steinbach. She was the 2nd of 6 children. Her parents were farmers and lived on a few farmsteads in Blaine in Northwest Washington State. Hazel attended school in Blaine and graduated High School in 1956.

She met Roger Soderbeck while he was stationed in Blaine, WA at a US Air Force radar site. They were married in Washington on September 2, 1956. Shortly afterwards Hazel moved to MN with Roger and they began their life and family together. They had four children. Terry, born October 15th, 1957 ; Tim, born December 17th, 1959 ; Tracey, born June 27th, 1963 ; and Todd, born September 18th, 1970.

Roger and Hazel were very active, both played softball and belonged to numerous bowling leagues.

They began their lives together in Minneapolis, then they moved to Moundsview and then in 1969 they moved the family to Pine City into a new house they built together (along with many friends and family) and lived there together until Roger passed away in 2015.

Hazel held many jobs over the years but would be remembered for the time she worked for Byron (Butch) Mach at the Dentist office. Hazel knew everyone in town it seemed, at least all those who came to see Butch for dental appointments. She truly enjoyed her work there.

Hazel is preceded in death by her husband Roger R. Soderbeck, her son Terry L. Soderbeck, and her parents Jesse Steinbach and Alene Nord.

She is survived by her children Tim Soderbeck, Tracey (Jerry) Barton all of Pine City, and Todd Soderbeck of Rock Creek; brothers Glen (JoAnne) Steinbach of Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, Ron (Elaine) Steinbach of Ferndale, WA., Randy (Theresa) Steinbach, Jerry (Lori) Steinbach all of Blaine, WA.; sister Dixie Steinbach of Vancouver, BC, Canada; grandchildren Jimmy Soderbeck, Autumn Soderbeck, Jessica Soderbeck, Kaitlin Soderbeck, Samantha Soderbeck, Parker Soderbeck and Karissa Soderbeck; great-grandchildren Jace, Dustin, Damien and Mya.

Hazel will be deeply missed by her many friends and family.

Visitation will be on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 at Swanson Funeral Chapel from 1:00 – 4:00 PM with a funeral service beginning at 4:00 PM. Coffee and sweets will be served at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Pine City following the service.

The interment will be in the Johnson Memorial Cemetery in West Rock, MN at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 10th.

Memorials may be directed to the Pine City Food Shelf.       

Funeral arrangements for Hazel G. Soderbeck are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City ~ Swanson Chapel.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Sunday, September 9, 2018

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Graveside Service

Monday, September 10, 2018

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Johnson Memorial Cemetery

, West Rock, MN 55063

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