Donald Soholt

Obituary of Donald Eugene Soholt

Donald Eugene Soholt, of Parker, Colorado, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at the age of 90.  Don was born in Sarona, Wisconsin on July 18, 1932 to Gustav and Ruth (Hendrickson) Soholt.  His family moved to Spooner, Wisconsin when he was young.


Don served in the Army during the Korean War from 1952-1955.  He was a Morse Code Interceptor.


Don married Beverly Kennedy in 1956.  They were blessed with four children.  Don was an amazing caretaker for his wife for many years when she came down with multiple sclerosis.


Don received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  In 1964 he earned his Master of Science Degree from the University of MInnesota.  Don was a scientist with the United States Antarctic Expedition in the summer of 1962-63.  Soholt Peaks in the Ellsworth Mountains were named after him.  He worked for Texaco as a geologist for most of his career.  He also did work in the South China Sea and in Siberia.


Don is survived his daughters, Ellen Soholt Jones and Sonja Soholt; his son, David Soholt; five grandchildren, Justin Jones, Jenna Shafer and husband Stacy, Josh Jones and wife Mecca, Melissa Rotter and husband Jacob, and Mark D’Agosta and wife Christine; eleven great-grandchildren, McKenzie & McKya Jones, Dalton, Shelby, and Wyatt Shafer, Logan Karpinecz, Hailey and Ryan Rotter, and Phoenix, Nasir, & Avery Jones.  He was preceded in death by his wife Beverly, his daughter Lori D’Agosta, and his nine brothers and sisters, Marie, Art, Julia, Flo, Beulah, Gladys, Dean, Dorothy, and Richard.


A memorial service is being held at Joy Lutheran Church in Parker, CO on July 30th at 1:00.  Committal will take place at Fort Logan National Cemetery at a later date.

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