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Laurie Ann Soderlund

Laurie Ann Soderlund


Laurie Ann Soderlund, 57 of Sparta, Illinois, born on October 14, 1962 in St. Louis, MO, passed away on July 27, 2020 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Laurie was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.  She worked at Southwestern Illinois College as a cook for over 10 years.

Laurie was preceded in death by her father – Thomas Soderlund.

Laurie is survived by her daughter – Lillian Dawson of Belleville, IL.  Mother – Gail (Huber) Soderlund of Sparta, IL.  Three sisters – Lynne (Anthony) Jones of Sparta, IL; Diana Anderson of Sparta, IL; Angela (Matthew) Tatum of Highland, IL.  Three brothers – Robert (Marcie) Soderlund of Sparta, IL; Richard (Jessica) Soderlund of Sparta, IL; Stephen (fiancé, Melinda Carlos) Soderlund of Aurora, IL.  Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Visitation: Visitation will be held at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Funeral: Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta, IL on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Vincent Mukasa officiating.  Due to the COVID pandemic, the memorial mass at the church will be limited to the family.

Interment: Burial will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Tom and Holly Rick says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire Soderlund family. Special hugs for Gail from Tom and Holly Rick

  2. So sorry for the loss of Laurie, prayers to the family

  3. Cathie Hays Raney says:

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. My sympathy to you all and prayers for comfort and peace. I have a special place in my heart for the Soderlund family. It goes back nearly 50 years. God bless you all

  4. Mike Wilson/Sparta, Illinois says:

    There is a special place in heaven that was made just for Laurie! … She earned it by the Graces from God! … Think about this for a moment! … Have you as a human being ever shed a tear in your life at one time or another and you wiped it away from your eyes while you felt your hand doing this process? … We all have! … Now Laurie has had the Heavenly experience of the actual hand of God wipe away her tears! … By God doing this to Laurie, God promised us, “HE WILL Wipe Away Every Tear!” … Just like that great spiritual song that we sing, “How Great Thou Art!” … After God wiped away Laurie’s tears, it would not surprise me that Laurie, at that very moment did say in her Angelic Voice to God, “How Great Thou Art!” …….. May the Perpetual Light of God forever shine on Laurie and the entire Soderlund Family! …….. “Laurie, enjoy Heaven now with your dad as the both of you truly glorify God forever and ever!” … “Amen!” … Until we meet again………………………

  5. Ruth Nutt/Peggy Bowlby says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Laurie fought a long hard battle. Our sympathy and prayers go out to all of her family! RIP Laurie

  6. Debbie Dauer says:

    So sorry for your loved one’s passing. Prayers for the entire family. God’s peace for you all.

  7. Roberta Walson says:

    So sorry for your loss praying for you and the bereaved family and friends may God bless you with peace during this time didn’t know lori well but she was a nice neighbor

  8. Sara Colbert Schoenborn says:

    Sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing on. She was a beautiful person and a friend to me throughout grade school and high school.

  9. Linda Boston says:

    Sorry for your loss! Sending hugs and prayers for you and yr loving family.
    Linda Boston
    Quincy, IL

  10. Lynn Schmierbach says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.

    • Ann McGuire says:

      So sorry for your loss. I worked with Laurie in the dietary department at Sparta hospital many years ago. She always had a wonderful smile and I loved to hear her laugh.

  11. Kathy Boston says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss! Sending love and hugs to all of you..RIH LAURIE WITH TOM….

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