Mr. Soderberg was born in Portland. He graduated from Franklin High School and attended Portland State University. After enlisting in the Oregon National Guard, he entered the electrical wholesale business, eventually becoming an owner of Chown Electric Supply. He married Leanne in 1991. After moving to the Oregon Coast, he worked as a groundskeeper for the Manzanita Golf Course.
He is survived by his wife, Leanne; mother Jean Miller (Ed); sister, Helen Gourde (Greg); son, Matt Soderberg (Carlene); stepson, Trevor Lierman (Allison); stepdaughter, Katianne Lierman (Mike Scheller); and four grandsons.