05-11-2017 Tri-City Area Obituaries


 Paul L. Soderborg Sr., 89, of Coloma died Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Hanson Hospice Center in Lincoln Township.

Services celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at the Davidson Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in Coloma.  The visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until service time at the Davidson Chapel.

Burial will follow at the Lakeshore Hagar Cemetery where military rites will be conducted.  Memorials may be made to Hospice at Home or the Alzheimer’s Association.  Please share memories, messages, or photos at www.florin.net.

Paul was born on Dec. 5, 1927 in Chicago to David and Olga Soderborg.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII and served in the Occupation of Japan.  He graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  He married his first wife, Naoma, in 1952 and she preceded him in death in 1987.  Paul then married his second wife, Margaret Allen, and together they have celebrated 25 years of marriage.  He was a mechanical engineer and had been employed at the V-M Corp., Clark Equipment, and Tele-Dyne Corp.  He was a big White Sox, Bears, and Comets fan.  Paul coached Hagar Little League, was an avid bowler, and was a former Moose member.  He liked to travel and enjoyed going to the beach and wood working.  Paul was a quiet and laid back individual who enjoyed his family.

His family includes his wife, Margaret; his children, Paul “Larry” (Beverly) Soderborg Jr. of Coloma, Steven Soderborg of Battle Creek and Daniel (Lynn) Soderborg of Port Richey, FL; his grandson, Joshua Soderborg of Florence, AZ; his step-children, Dr. Otis Allen, Larry Allen, Steven Allen, David Allen, John Koneff, and Michael Koneff and his many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Donald.


 Sue Marie (Reinking) Buckley passed away peacefully on April 19, 2017 in Eau Claire, Michigan, under the care of hospice, her caregiver/sister Sara, and Sue’s dear friend, Pam Herzog.  Sue had been living in Denver, Colorado near her son and his family being “the best Grandma ever” prior to her sudden illness the week before Thanksgiving of 2016.  Sue is survived by her sister Sara Reinking, her daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Jeff Sampson, and son and daughter-in-law Bryan and Danielle Dehmler-Buckley, along with their children Owen and Lucy.

Sue was born in Saint Joseph, Michigan on May 18, 1947 to Robert and Ruth (Pluenneke) Reinking, and grew up in the Watervliet area.  She graduated at the top of her class from Watervliet High School and was delighted to be listed as “the Fashion Queen” in the senior annual, a title appropriate for her lifelong love of clothes.  She attended one year of college at Valparaiso, then transferred to Ferris State where she obtained her pharmacy degree. She married and was blessed with her two wonderful children while residing in Michigan. Sue then made her home in the Virginia/New York areas until retirement. Sue opened and managed several different pharmacies over her 40-year career, being ever cautious and thoughtful regarding her clientele.  She also developed strong and lasting relationships with many of her co-workers. Sue enjoyed reading, clothes shopping, reading, her grandchildren – both the two-legged and four-legged varieties, reading, the TV show “Dancing with the Stars” so she could talk with her sister about it, reading, many childhood family summer vacations, reading, searching for the best tasting enchiladas, playing pinochle, and of course, reading. She enjoyed watching all things in nature grow, and was able to witness the beautiful bursting forth of Michigan’s spring this year.

She was followed in death by her father, Robert Reinking on May 5, 2017.

Sue’s family would like to thank Caring Circle/Hospice at Home staff, especially Charsie, Julie, Kunga, and Valencia. Also, a special thanks to Diedra Yarbrough who provided additional support in Pam and Sara’s home during Sue’s transition.  There will be no service at this time. An inurnment will take place with a private family gathering at a later date. Due to her love of dogs, memorials can be made in Sue’s name to Canine Companions for Independence at http://www.cci.org/. Click on Donate. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 269-556-9450.  Those wishing to share a memory of Sue online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.