Charles (Bill) Soffel passed away Nov. 24 at his home in Rush Valley. He was 96 years old. He was born Sept. 16, 1916 in Redlands, Calif. He married Vera (Pudge) Baker in Jacksonville, Ore., on Sept. 20, 1938. They had four children: Ann and Merle Thompson, Rush Valley; Charlie and Dale Soffel of Vanderhoof, B.C., Canada; Gordie and Cathy Soffel of Rush Valley; and June and Dennis Smith of Las Vegas. He had 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. One sister, Helen Caires, still resides in Redlands, Calif. A graveside service will be held Nov. 29 at the Clover Cemetery in Rush Valley at 11 a.m.