James Soechting

james soechting
JAMES SOECHTING, born on June 27, 1934 to Curt and Edna (Reimer) Soechting in New Braunfels, Texas, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 9, 2021. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1960. Retired after 47 years from Mission Valley Mills Textile Factory as a weaver in the Weaving Department. Awaiting him in Heaven are his parents, Curt and Edna (Reimer) Soechting; brother, Milton Soechting; sisters, Dorothy Mae Preece, Dorine ‘Dee’ Williams and husband, Bill; first wife, Opal Faye (Gerdes); second wife, Lucy Marie (Reaves) Doege; and twin great granddaughters, Opal Evelyn & Ariel Elyse Hopkins. Survivors include brother, Roy Soechting and wife Mary Ruth; sister, Joyce Markwardt and husband Robert ‘Radar’. His God-given children, Rhonda K. Read, Michael N. Soechting, Timothy T. Soechting, Deborah R. Reininger and husband, Ray and Sheila L. Kusch and husband James ‘Jay’. His step-children, James Doege and wife Pauline and Kathy Pantermuehl and husband, Bobby. He leaves a loving legacy to his dear grandchildren, Cassie L. (Wohlfahrt) Shirmeda and husband Eddie, Ross W. Wohlfahrt and wife, Krysten, Sean Wohlfahrt, Dustin Read and wife Ashlynn, Ashley (Read) Hopkins and husband Kimble, Robin Stover and husband, Casey, Chad Soechting and wife, Marie Eleni, Trent Soechting and wife Hannah, Jacqueline Lopez and husband Reyes, Jennifer Valadez and husband, Johnny, Jessica Arcega and husband, Cain, Jazzlynn and Jake Kusch. Step-grandchildren, Stacey Doege, Ross Doege and wife Leah, Kelly Skogman and husband Pat, Erin Surman and husband Ernest III and Casey Lewis and husband Kyle. The pride and joy of his great-grandchildren, Dean Knull, Lillian Shiremda, Aurora Wohlfahrt, Violet and Archer Read, Cyrus and Evelyse Hopkins, Brooklyn and Bruno Lopez, Kaden Baerwald, Javahn J Alvarado, Christian Valadez, Gruene Rose Arcega, Landyn and Lowry Stover, George and Eleni Soechting; step-great-grandchildren, Cole and Connor Vital, MacKenzee Scottie, Blake Doege, Hayden Skoman, and numerous nieces and nephews, et al A family only viewing is scheduled for 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Lux Funeral Home. At James’ request, he will then be cremated and additional services are pending at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. My deepest condolences to the Soechting family. Pops was always kind and good to me, as well as our children. Please know that I am praying that God would wrap you all in His sweet arms of love, comfort and healing. With heartfelt sympathy, Carol Soechting

    • Our llve and prayers go out to the Soechting family. Had many a good time with James, Opal and the kids. Mainly at volleyball games for volleyball tournaments. May James rest in peace. Vernon & Charlene Soechting

  2. The Soechting family are in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest condolences. Mr. Soechting was a great coach for the Volunteer Fire Department team in Little League Baseball. His son Tim and I were on the team. He was both laid back and intensely focused at the same time. It was a lot of fun to play for him. Later on when my mother was learning to raise birds, he became our family’s authority for all things bird-related. It was a joy to know him.

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