Martin K. ‘Marty’ Soderstrom

ESCANABA – Martin K. “Marty” Soderstrom, 51, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 14, 2013, at the Christian Park Health Care Facility following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Marty was born Sept. 5, 1962, in Escanaba, the son of Bill and Sally (Goetz) Soderstrom. He was raised in Rapid River and attended the Rapid River Schools. On Aug. 7, 1993, Marty was united in marriage to the former Shellee DePuydt, in Gladstone, and together the couple made their home and raised their family in Escanaba. Throughout his life, Marty was employed at Skelgas Company in Gladstone, M.J. Electric and St. Francis Hospital in the maintenance department. Marty enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. In addition, Marty cherished his time spent with his loving granddaughter, Kailee. He will be deeply missed.

Marty is survived by his wife, Shellee; parents, Bill and Sally; daughters, Amanda and Bobbi Jo, both of Escanaba; brother, Eric (Roxanne) Soderstrom of Arizona; grandchildren, Kailee and Sadie Jo; nephew, Kade Soderstrom.

Also surviving is Marty’s family dog, “Angel” and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Marty was preceded in death by his brother, Steve Soderstrom, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Marty’s family will receive friends on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Martin K. “Marty” Soderstrom will follow visiting hours at 5 p.m. on Friday at the Skradski Family Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Emmett Norden officiating. Marty will be laid to rest in the Rapid River Cemetery in the spring time. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Soderstrom family with arrangements. Messages of condolence to Marty’s family may be offered online at