Delmar Dean Soderholm
(1939 - 2009)

Delmar Dean Soderholm
Nickname: Papa Del

Minnesota, United States of America
June 14, 1939

California, United States of America
February 24, 2009

Fishing, Softball & Spoiling "His Girls"
This site is dedicated to Papa Del. It's a place to share your memories & remember the GREAT man that he was.

Union City Girls Softball Association is sponsoring the 1st Annual "Del Soderholm Memorial Softball Tournament" to be held July 18-19. Games will be played at Logan High School & Contempo Park. His granddaughter Adriana will be playing on the Union City All Stars. They'll be playing at the Contempo fields on Saturday at 10:30am, 12pm & 4:30pm.

Donations can be made in his name to:

Union City Girls Softball Association
P.O. Box 682
Union City, CA 94587


VA Palo Alto
Voluntary Service
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(Note "Del Soderholm-Cancer Survivor Fund" on memo line of check)

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Guest Book (13 entries)
Papa Del "Staci's dad" I still remember the time you caught us cutting class and hanging out at your house. We were all surprised and scared but you didn't last few months before you left us, I was thankful to have been able to spend some time with you at the VA (that was a funny day) or at your brother Uncle Johnny's house. The part that touched me the most and made me feel so special was when you told me I was part of your family. You are truly missed...Daniel still mentions every now and then the day you told him you would toss him in the garbage if he didn't behave. haha Loved it!!Thats how he remembers you!! Can't believe it has been two years already. I will be there for my bestest. Thanks for the knocking.... :) I'm glad you remembered me even in heaven...oxoxo luy ya!!! And can you put in a request to have Jessica's baby be a boy please? I'm sure you have some pull up there....
sylvia Rivera (family)
February 25th, 2011
Can't believe its been two years already. I miss just laying on your couch watching either an old western movie, fishing or a poker tournament while we just talk. I was probably one of the few high schoolers who would leave campus at lunch to go eat with her Papa. How I wish I could have even just one of those days back!! I am truly blessed to have all the memories that you gave me. I love you Papa!!
Monica Pacheco (Granddaughter)
February 24th, 2011
Ill remeber the 1st day we met which was at the donut shop. we talk while i was getting my donut hole& yu drank coffie, from that day on i look up to yu, Playing the ladylook outs or evn playing w/ yu not around is weird, yu were the coolest funniest& silliest coach ive evr met! I love& miss yu Papa Del!

Marina Gonzalez (Softball player)
July 21st, 2009
We will always remember Del as the sweet, funny, and caring person that he was, and thank him for letting us be part of his family.

We'll always love him and miss him!
Jackie Tropics Coffee Club
March 8th, 2009
My condolences to Uncle Dels family I am so sorry for your lost Uncle Del tell my Pawpaw carl I said Hi and that I love him when you get to heaven.
Joyce Barefield (Great Niece)
March 7th, 2009
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"I remember the day we met u at the donut shop. And u tried to psyche my daughter Marina out bcuz ur granddaughter was playing our team lol. Ever since then they called u Papa Del. It was honor to have my daughter Mariah play in the tournament."
Marylou, Mariah & Marina Parnala/Gonzalez
July 21st, 2009
"I love you and I miss you!"
Alyssa Tornel
March 8th, 2009
"I miss you papa! love you"
Adriana Tornel
March 8th, 2009
"Even though I was not raised around you guys, I have always felt very much so a part of our family, Thank you for making that posiable, I know you will be missed dearly by all who knew you. Love Always DeAnn"
Martha DeAnn Soderholm
March 6th, 2009
"We have never met I have only heard great positive and powerful stories about you. Monica has told me so much, I only hope I can leave that sort of legacy to my future family, it makes me want to be a better person. Rest well -Semper Fidelis"
Joseph Brown
March 4th, 2009
"Oh Daddy...a world without you is unimaginable. But what an awesome legacy you leave behind in your amazing granddaughters! I see you in them everyday. Love you always!"
Staci Soderholm
March 4th, 2009
"i miss you papa"
Jessica Soderholm
March 4th, 2009
"To a great Uncle. You will be missed. Love always and forever, Your neice, Ellen Soderholm-Souza"
Ellen Souza
March 4th, 2009


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