Roger C. "Sodie" Soderstrom
Roger C. “Sodie” Soderstrom, 95, of Normal passed away at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at the McLean County Nursing Home in Normal.
He will be cremated a private family inurnment will be at a later date at Robert Cemetery, Morton, Ill. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the Bloomington YMCA or Centennial Christian Church, Bloomington. Cremation services provided by Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington.
Sodie was born Oct. 4, 1917 in Oak Park, Ill., the son of Gus and Edna Paulsen Soderstrom. He married Shirley A. Smith on Jan. 1, 1946 in Morton, Ill. She survives.
Also surviving is a close family friend, Craig Kurth of Bloomington. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jane.
Sodie owned operated “Sodie’s Cycle Center” in Bloomington. He was inducted into the American Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2006 and the U.S. Route 66 Hall of Fame in 2007.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. Please view the obituary and share your condolences and memories online at www.calvertmemorial.com.
Megan L. Watson
Megan L. Watson, 31, of Bloomington passed away at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
A private family graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bloomington at a later date. The family suggests memorials be made to the Salvation Army 611 W. Washington St., Bloomington, IL 61701. Arrangements are being handled by Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington.
Megan was born Nov. 6, 1980 in Normal, the daughter of John J. and Lorraine Kistner Watson.
Surviving are her parents John and Lorraine Watson, Bloomington, a son, Mario Frances Watson, Bloomington.
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Joseph Watson and Harriett Naugle and maternal grandparents Elmo Francis and Frances Kistner.
Megan smiled at the sun and laughed at the rain. She left behind a mother who adored her, a father who loved her deeply and a little boy who will grow, prosper and will make her proud. And she will be watching. Please view the obituary and share your condolences and memories online at www.calvertmemorial.com.