Helen Delores  Soderquist
Helen Delores Soderquist

Visitation: Friday, January 11th, 2013 4:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M at Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles

Service: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 7:00 P.M at Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles

Burial Location: 10:00 A.M. Saturday Prairie Cemetery


Helen Delores Soderquist, of St. Charles, Illinois, passed away on January 8, 2013, at age 78.

Delores was born in Glendale, Illinois to Edna and Hurley Evitts on September 4, 1934. She was the beloved wife of Donald L. Soderquist, adored sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Delores moved to Elgin at the age of 14 to be with her sisters and to care for her nieces and nephew. During her teenage years Delores and her sisters sang on the Elgin Radio Station, WRMN, and performed at Elgin Country Club and other venues. She went on to audition at the Horace Height Chicago radio show.

Delores found the love of her life, Donald Soderquist, and they were married shortly after his return from the Korean War on May 1, 1953.

The couple built a home on 6th Street in St. Charles where they raised four daughters and a long awaited son. Delores was a member of the Junior Metropolitan Women’s Club where she was chosen as Women of the Year. She was also a member of the St. Charles Mothers Club. A fun-loving mother who enjoyed her children's teenage years, never knowing that that joy could be surpassed by the grandchildren that followed. She was later blessed with eight wonderful great grandchildren. Her most enjoyable moments were spent laughing with her family and being outdoors planting flowers in her beautiful gardens.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Imogene and Lora.

Delores is survived by her adoring husband, Donald Soderquist, their five children; Desnee Keicher, Devon (Soderquist) and Larry Polly, Donna Soderquist, Dawn Soderquist Okano and Steve Okano, and Donald (Doie) Soderquist; ten grandchildren; Jeffrey Keicher, Jennifer Keicher, Kelly (Keicher)Wolf, Bryan Polly, Nicole Polly, Corine (Polly) Bryant, Sara Powell, Daniel Okano, Patrick and Charlie Soderquist; and great-grandchildren; Emma, Oliver, and Ethan Keicher, Andrew, Ian, and Marisa Bryant, Ally Polly and Seth Filas. As well as her sister, Phyllis Piazza, Betty Sherbondy and her brother, Hurley “Sonny” Evitts Jr.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, followed by the Funeral Services at 7:00 P.M. at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main Street (Corner of Rt’s 64 and 25), St. Charles. Pastor Mark Larson of Bethlehem Lutheran Church will be officiating the services. Graveside Services will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday at Prairie Cemetery, St. Charles.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, P.O Box 3850, St Charles, IL 60174 or to a Hospice Agency of the Donor’s Choice.

To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060.


Janet Bellefontaine from South Elgin IL

"Donald and Family,
Deloris was a wonderful person and I was blessed to be able to get to know her. She was one of my favorite patients. I know she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. "

Charles Bowgren from Wayne IL

"Desnee and Family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother!
Thoughts and prayers, God Bless!"

Mary Gower Prechel from Minnetonka MN

"So sorry to hear of this great less Des - cherish you great memories of your dear Mom and know that I'm praying for you and send a long distance hug to you and your family."

Sue Horton Morden from Tallahassee FL

"So sorry to hearing about your mom's passing. Although I did not know her, she sounds like she was a wonderful mother to you and your family. You and your family are in my prayers. "

Lisa (Worthley) & Andy Elson from Denver CO

"We were so sorry to hear of Delores' passing. Such a wonderful person that was blessed with a wonderful family and memories. We wanted you to know we are thinking of you and send our love and prayers.

Larry Boyd from Amarillo TX

"So, So sorry for your loss. Everyone of you who I have had the pleasure to know shows how beautiful your mother was, who raised such a wonderful family. You are in my prayers and thoughts."

Shelley (Best) Ellerston from Fort Dodge IA

"So sorry to hear of the passing of wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Thinking of your family and wishing you happy memories and peace."

Laurie Jackson McChesney from Key West AL

"I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember your mother so fondly, especially her great sense of humor and fun spirit. Take care, Laurie Jackson McChesney"

Cindy (Brown) Doll from Perham MN

"Dear Desnee and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you keep precious memories alive. I keep all in my thoughts and prayers."





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