DALEN “DEAN” SOHOLT, age 80 of Johnson Creek, passed away Thursday November 28, 2013 at Alden Estates, surrounded by his loving family.
Dalen was born on July 25, 1933 in Sarona, Wisconsin, son of the late Gustav and Ruth (Hendrickson) Soholt.
He married Gay Erdman on November 11, 1961 at Faith Lutheran Church on Spooner; she preceded him in death on December 19, 2011.
Dalen proudly served in the United States Sea Bees from 1953-1957 during the Korean War.
He was an Iron worker at Chilstrom Erecting in Milwaukee retiring in 1991.
Dalen was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Johnson Creek, Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner, and the American Legion Post 305 in Johnson Creek. Dalen was an avid hunter and outdoorsman who passed on his love of the sport to his children and grandchildren. He was a wonderful man who put everyone’s needs ahead of his own. He was cherished as a father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle. He always made time for his family and friends and was a superb storyteller. His quick sense of humor will always be remembered by those who were fortunate enough to meet him. A smile was always on his face and he treated everyone as a longtime friend. Dalen was one of the longest surviving Parkinson’s patients in Wisconsin, having a 30 year history. He was a truly unique man and will be deeply missed by his 5 children; Daughter Kristy (Jeff) Wichman of Johnson Creek.
Sons; Kurt (Zenaida) Soholt of Stafford VA, Craig (Julie) Soholt of Johnson Creek,
Brian (Darla) Soholt of St. Cloud MN, Joshua (Trisha) Soholt of Helenville.
11 grandchildren: Levi (April), Ron, Justin, Lexi, Layci, Leif, Arianna, Kaity, Brynn, Sari, and Lars and 2 great grandchildren :Haylee and Augest. Sister; Dorothy Soholt of Spooner, and brother; Donald (Bev) Soholt of Parker CO. He is preceded in death by 2 brothers; Art Soholt, Richard Soholt, and 5 sisters; Marie Soholt, Julia Klein, Beulah Soholt, Florence Bortz, Gladys Brett.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Johnson Creek with a short memorial service to follow at 7:00. The Rev. Matthew Smith-Laubenstein will be officiating. Visitation and Services will also be held on Friday December 6, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner, WI. A burial with full Military Honors will follow at the Veteran Cemetery in Spooner.
Those wishing to express sympathy through memorials may direct them to Rainbow Hospice or St. John’s Lutheran Church in Johnson Creek. Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson and Scalzo-Taylor Funeral Home in Spooner are assisting the family with arrangements.
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