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Shirley Soda

April 18, 1942 ~ February 24, 2022 (age 79)


Shirley Soda, age 79, of Princeton, WI, passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at ThedaCare Medical Center in Berlin. She was born on April 18, 1942, in the township of Princeton, a daughter of Gustav and Elsie (Mehn) Renn.


Shirley married Anthony Soda on November 9, 1963, in Los Angeles, CA. She traveled along with her husband, Tony, while he served his country in the United States Air Force. When Tony retired from the military, Shirley worked as a beautician for several years and cut her family’s hair.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and volunteered at King Veterans Home for many years. Shirley enjoyed crocheting, needle point and had sewn clothing for her children and grandchildren over the years. She also enjoyed gardening and took great pride in her rose bushes.  


Those Shirley leaves behind to cherish her memory include her 3 children, Annette (Terry) Wargula of Neshkoro, Wayne Soda of Princeton, Anthony (Dorcas) Soda of Oshkosh; 7 grandchildren, Toni Wargula, Steven (Sandy) Wargula, Brooke Wargula; Thomas Soda, Lucas Soda, Curtis Soda, Marcus Soda; 1 great grandchild, Stella Wargula; sister, Darlene Nowatzski of Markesan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gustav and Elsie Renn; her husband, Anthony Soda; several aunts and uncles.


A private family gathering will be held at the Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home. Shirley will be laid to rest in the City Cemetery in Princeton. Please visit our website to send a condolence or to share a memory of Shirley with her family.


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