Clifford Soderquiest, 90

Clifford William Soderquist, 90, of Redfield, SD, formerly of Wahkon, Ogilvie, and Dalbo, MN, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2022, at Avantara Redfield.

Clifford’s services will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo, MN.  Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. with his memorial service beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Inurnment, with military honors, will follow the service at the church cemetery.  The family invites everyone for light refreshments and fellowship following the services in the church fellowship hall.

Clifford’s family has entrusted arrangements to Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield. (www.hykefuneralhome.com)

He was born February 3, 1932, to Arnold and Annie (Nordstrom) Soderquist at the family farm in Dalbo, MN. He attended 1st through 8th grade at the District 66 Northstar School in the Dalbo area. He attended and graduated from Princeton High School in 1951. After graduation, he farmed with his parents on their family farm.

Cliff served in the Army-A Battery, 267th Field Artillery Battalion from 1955 to 1957. He was a top-rank sergeant in the reserves, serving a 6-year obligation. A sharpshooter, he continually enjoyed clay and skeet shooting.

He was united in marriage to Marilyn Bockoven on July 11, 1959, and they were blessed with three children. Clifford and Marilyn enjoyed 63 years of marriage.

Clifford continued farming and started working at Brown & Bigelow in January 1960. On October 3, 1960, he was the second person hired at Mora Plastics, later to be known as Amoco, Sheller Globe, and EPC. He retired from there in July 1990. He and Marilyn moved then to the Mille Lacs Lake area.

He was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed hunting, camping, and spending winters in Arizona, with his wife, Marilyn. He was an active member of Siloa Lutheran Church, Braham, and then Faith Lutheran Church, Isle.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Leonard, Reynold, Stanley, Lorraine, Irene, and Jeanette.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; children:  Debra (Bryan) Engblom of Blaine, MN, Sheryl (Jeff) Kuehn of Ogilvie, MN, and Donny (Diana) Soderquist of Redfield, SD; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister Joyce (LeRoy) VonBerge; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.