In Memory of Delbert Soholt
Delbert Lee Soholt passed away on April 6, 2020. He was born November 12, 1928 in Rice Lake, WI to Ole & Hattie (Coleman) Soholt. He graduated from Shell Lake High School in 1947. During his high school years he participated in football, basketball, baseball and boxing. Del received the American Legion Award for his athletic achievements. He attended college at River Falls State College. Following high school graduation he spent time on various ships sailing the Great Lakes. Del was then employed by the Farmers Union Co-op In Bismarck.ND, Carrington ND and Mondovi Wi. In 1967 he purchased the Tarbox Hardware Store in Shell Lake. Del was active in the community in the Shell Lake Lions Club, serving on the Shell Lake School Board and Washburn County Board. He worked as the Washburn County Highway Commissioner at the time of his retirement. Following retirement he had more time for his flowers and travel. Del was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and Shell Lake Lakers.
Del was married to Joyce Soholt in Chippewa Falls, Wi in 1950. They later divorced. Del is
survived by his three children: Linda (Herb) Schrankel, Shell Lake, WI, Jerry (Deb) Soholt, Sioux Falls SD, and Jeff (Paula) Soholt, Plymouth MnN; five grandchildren: Todd (Marie)Schrankel, Josh (Kate) Soholt, Chad (Katie) Schrankel, Sam (Ashley) Soholt, and Molly (AJ) Gilbert. He is also survived by 11 great grandchildren, his sister, Ethel Fields, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Norman Soholt and a grandson, Travis Schrankel.
A service of remembrance will be held at a future time.
Skinner Funeral Home of Shell Lake is serving the family.