View Full Version : In Memoriam: A Tribute to Peggy Soderberg

10-02-2011, 10:49 PM
It was with great sadness that the Studebaker world learned of Peggy Soderberg’s passing on Sunday, September 18, after a courageous battle with cancer. Peggy was the Studebaker National Museum’s Assistant Director, and was known to many SDC members through her work on the 2007 and 2012 International Meets, the Studebaker National Museum Capital Campaign, Adopt-A-Car, and Memorial Brick program.

In addition to her work at the Museum, Peggy truly fulfilled the Studebaker motto of “giving more than you promised.” She was an active Rotarian and the first female District Governor for the Rotary Clubs of Indiana and was a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. Peggy was also a past Board President for the LaSalle Council of Boy Scouts of America, a Board Chair of the St. Joseph County Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Opening Ceremonies Coordinator for the International Summer Special Olympic Games in South Bend, and an active member of South Bend’s First United Methodist Church. She also served on the boards of the Firefly Festival for the Performing Arts, East Wayne Street Historic District Committee, Daughters of the American Revolution, and many other civic groups and organizations.

Her upbeat personality and ever-present smile will be missed. Peggy always kept a positive outlook and inspired others to do the same. The staff and the board truly appreciate the many kind condolences received and ask you to keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

In Peggy’s memory, the Board of Trustees has established the Peggy Soderberg Education Fund. It will be used to promote activities for children, to build a Museum restoration program, to benefit the Museum collection, and to promote the automobile hobby into the future. To make a memorial contribution to this fund, please make your check payable to: SNM – Education Fund.

Peggy’s passing leaves a huge void in our hearts and she will be sorely missed by the entire staff at the Studebaker National Museum.

Rebecca J. Bonham
Executive Director
Studebaker National Museum
201 South Chapin Street
South Bend, IN 46601