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Mary Louise (Krueger) Sodergen


1929 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Mary Louise (Krueger) Sodergen Obituary
Mary Louise Sodergren, age 88, of Hillsdale, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at Hillsdale Hospital. She was born May 14, 1929 in East Grand Rapids to John and Nellie (Rinehart) Krueger. Mary wed Rolf Sodergren on September 30, 1949 and he preceded her in death on August 16, 2006.
Mary was a longtime member of the Hillsdale First United Methodist Church and was active in the Red Hats. She also served on the Hillsdale County Senior Center Board and Hillsdale County Board of Elections. Her encouragement uplifted those around her and her positive spirit will live on in the kind actions of the lives she touched. Mary will be fondly remembered as the local hug therapist and for her famous sweet dill pickles.
Survivors include three children, Brian (Susan) Sodergren of Osseo, Douglas (Sherry) Sodergren of Hillsdale and Judith (Craig) Engwall of Romeo, Michigan; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two siblings, Judith (Art) Steenwyk and Robert Krueger both of Grand Rapids and a sister-in-law, Pat Sodergren of Grand Rapids.
In addition to her husband, Rolf, Mary was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jack Krueger.
Funeral services for Mary Sodergren will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, at VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Dr. Gary Glanville officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Jefferson Township. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hillsdale County Veterans or Hillsdale First United Methodist Church.
Please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com to leave online condolences.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on May 23, 2017
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