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Shirley Sodergren grew up in Mobridge

Shirley Sodergren, 84, went home to meet her Lord and her dear husband, Mel, on March 4, 2020, in Buffalo, Minn.
Shirley Ann (Bartels) Sodergren was born to Hazel and Charles Bartels on Oct. 3, 1935, in Mobridge. She graduated from Mobridge High School in 1953. She graduated from National School of Business in Rapid City in 1954.
She met her husband, Mel Sodergren, in Rapid City. They were married in Mobridge in 1955. Three children, David Mel, Kirk Douglas and Kirsten Ann joined their family in 1960, 1962 and 1964. Life was wonderful.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Mel, in 2012, her parents and her older brother, Donald Bartels.
Shirley is survived by her three children, David, Kirk (Katherine), and Kirsten (Tim) Nelson. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Sarah (James) Betz, Kristina (Kirk) Norberg, Abbey (John) Tiemann, Aerin (Justin) Riddle, Emma Sodergren, Shay Conklin, Seth Conklin, Levi Sodergren, Hope Sodergren, Jonah Sodergren and Brielle Sodergren; seven great-grandchildren, Damon, Mariah and Kaden Norberg, Trevor and Lacie Tiemann, Allie Riddle and Jackson Betz; older sister, Lois Rounds; younger brother, Terry (Rosie) Bartels; and many loved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2020, at Buffalo Covenant Church. Visitation is at 9:30 a.m. with the memorial service at 11 a.m.
Peterson Chapel of Buffalo is in charge of the arrangements.