June Ellen Sodervick, 91, Wabash, died at 6:29 a.m. Monday, May 4, 2020, at Wellbrooke, Wabash.
She was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Winamac, to Chauncey M. and June Katherine (Moody) Felker.
She was the valedictorian of her 1946 graduating class at Winamac High School. She received her BS degree in Business in 1950 with highest honors, and also graduated Suma Cum Laude with her Master’s degree in Education in 1966, both from Indiana University.
While at Indiana University, she belonged to Lambda Phi, Delta Pi Epsilon, and the Indiana University School of Business Beta Gamma Sigma.
She married David Frederick Sodervick in Winamac on June 13, 1948; he died March 20, 2004. She was a high school teacher for Pritchett High School in Colorado, Southwood High School, and 28 years at Wabash High School. She was awarded the 1973 Outstanding Secondary Educator.
She was a member of the Wabash Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where she also belonged to the Christian Women’s Fellowship, was the organist for 35 years, a choir member, Sunday school teacher, elder, contributor for the church newsletter, and prayer leader.
She also was a life member of the Indiana University Alumni Association, member of the Wabash Teachers’ Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, National Education Association, National Secretaries Association and International Associate Member, Indiana and National Business Educators Associations, the Future Secretaries Association local sponsor, and was the Latreian Club president.
Sodervick enjoyed traveling with Dave around the world and most of the United States, including two trips to Alaska and Hawaii. She was devoted to her family, her church, and her church family. She rarely missed a birthday party or wedding. She played clarinet in the high school band, piano for the choir, and violin for the orchestra. She was also an avid IU Basketball fan.
She is survived by three sons: David R. (Joleen) Sodervick, Peru; Barry M. (Lisa) Sodervick, Wabash; and Scott S. (Michelle) Sodervick, Bluffton; seven grandchildren: Jacob C. (Sarah) Sodervick and Krista L. (Brandon) Catt, Peru; Niko (Miranda Miller) Macalouso, Christin (Trent) Hoppes, and Payton Sodervick, Wabash; Jordan (Matt) Morrissey, Zionsville; and Scott Moore, Bluffton; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a great-grandson: Tyce Hoppes; and her brother: Chauncey Felker, Jr.
Inurnment will be in the Winamac Cemetery, Winamac, at a later date.
The preferred memorials are Paradise Springs or David F. Sodervick Outdoor Educational Center, and can be mailed to Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, IN, 46992.