Betty R. Soderberg, 89, of Wakefield, NE passed away peacefully after a short illness at Providence Medical Center in Wayne. The visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at Salem Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Wakefield Cemetery in Wakefield. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Salem Lutheran Church and Eaton Field. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield.
Betty was born on May 5, 1934, in Wakefield, NE, the daughter of Larry and Roenna (Utemark) Brock. She grew up on a farm northeast of Wakefield and attended Pleasant Valley Grade School. Betty graduated from Wakefield High School in 1951. She continued her education by attending Wayne State College and moved to Omaha where she worked as a secretary for two years at Commercial Extension.
She was united in marriage to Charlie Soderberg on May 8, 1955, to this union four sons were born, Doug, Mike, Larry, and Brian. Betty enjoyed raising her family, going to their activities and was an active spectator at all their sporting events and activities. She loved the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and enjoyed traveling to the games. After her children graduated, Betty enjoyed working at the Fair Store with Charlie. She was a lifelong member of Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield, where she was active with the bible study group.
Betty is survived by her husband of 68 years, Charlie of Wakefield, NE; sons, Doug (Kitty) Soderberg of Lakeville, MN, Mike Soderberg of Omaha, NE, Larry (Teresa) Soderberg of Wakefield, NE, and Brian (Michelle) Soderberg of Topeka, KS; grandchildren, Nathan, Sean, Tyler, Joshua, Tanner, Brock, Myiah; step-grandchildren, Bret, Trever, Halyn; 8 great-grandchildren; many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents; sisters and their husbands, Anjenean (Harold) Tell, Jaci (Richard) Rosenbohm, Judi Brock; daughter-in-law, Kathy Soderberg; and grandson Kevan Soderberg.