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Elinor Valerie Soderlund

September 22, 2021


Elinor Valerie Soderlund, 85, of Pompton Plains, passed away on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021.  Born in Long Island City, NY she lived in Glen Rock and Wyckoff before moving to Cedar Crest in Pompton Plains 3 years ago.

Ellie was a Registered Nurse with Holy Name Hospital until she retired.  She was a parishioner at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Wyckoff where she was a lector, special minister of holy communion, CCD instructor and coordinator of the baptismal ministry.  She was a member of sigma theta tau international honor society, a member and past president of William Paterson University nursing honor society, a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association, and a member of the Valley Hospital Ladies Auxiliary where she served as a past chair of the Wyckoff Branch.

Ellie is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Arne, her children: Eric and his wife Jeanine, Gary and his wife Linda, Jon and his wife Janice, Jennifer and her husband Bill Jones, and Karen and her husband Tim Mann, her 9 grandchildren: Ryan, Kyle, Connor, Sean, Ian, Allison, Jack, Anna and Luke, and her 1 great granddaughter Vienna.  Ellie was also survived by her sister Eileen and her husband Jim and her sister-in-law Betty. Ellie was predeceased by her brother Samuel.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday September 27th, at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home,, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 am on Tuesday September 28th at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 700 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, NJ.  Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ellie’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice.

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September 27, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Funeral Mass
September 28, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth RC Church
700 Wyckoff Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

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