Condolences for Soren Arn-Oelschlegel

Trip Pollard posted on 10/21/21

BJ , my condolences go out to you and your family. I’m so very sorry for your loss.


Tameika Prince posted on 10/19/21

My condolences to the family. Soren was an amazing man. He was kind, caring, a great listener and was always so positive. He will always have a place in my heart. I will forever miss him. Rest in Heaven.


Finis Craft II posted on 10/18/21

To lose someone you love is sad but to lose someone who loves you back is agonizing painful. B.J. my deepest condolences to you and your family.


Angela Mason posted on 10/18/21

A recent memory of Søren. On Memorial day weekend we decided to have a grill out and last time sleepover since we were about to sell our house in Suffolk. Søren came to stay the night before he was headed to Ocracoke. He needed to plug in his his car to charge it so he could make it the next day and asked if it was ok to plug it in at our house. Of course! Then he offers us five dollar for the electric he was going to use. :-) Classic Søren. I’m glad we spent that time together and had become closer the last few years. My deepest condolences to all his family and his beloved partner. The love of the family members for each other is so evident and strong.


Mary Franz posted on 10/18/21

Tim, Sandy and family I am lost for words. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. GOD bless



Susan Gray posted on 10/17/21

BJ, you and your family are in my heart and prayers.


Melyssa Thompson posted on 10/16/21

I met Soren at Ballys so many years ago. We formed a friendship quickly with his kind heart and his generous smile. He and I were two pees in a pod for so many years. I am thankful for every kind word he shared with me, for his unconditional support, and his energy for living. Heaven gained an angel, and I lost a dear friend today. I will see you soon my love, until we see each other again. I love you! Melyssa


Patti Barish posted on 10/16/21

Soren, I am in such disbelief. You were such a kind, generous and genuine person. I am so glad to call you Dear Friend, you were a pleasure to work with at Ballys. We had many great times and fun..memories I will never forget. Rest in Peace my friend. Love Patti


KELLE FOSTER posted on 10/16/21

Soren will be missed by so many that he has touched in this life, he was so kind and giving and had such a wonderful soul. He was a bright light in this world and I am so honerd to have been someone he touched in this short life he had on this earth. May you rest in peace Soren, we will never forget your kindness, and your bright cheerful smile. You are going to missed. My thoughts and prayer to all your family and friends



Sarah DeFino posted on 10/16/21

Soren was one of the kindest and funniest people I ever have ever met. His light touched so many, and I am lucky to be one of them. I send my love to his family.


Frank McCaffery posted on 10/16/21

I think most of us who knew Soren are still in shock. I met him when he joined our real estate office and we had some wonderful conversations. He asked questions about my naval career and told me all about his Grandfather to include giving me a link to the book. Always willing to help everyone and an infectious smile i will never forget. RIP peace my friend!!



April Riddick posted on 10/16/21

Rest well my friend.



Scott Ensinger posted on 10/16/21

Soren was a wonderful man and a pleasure to be around


Felicity Gage posted on 10/16/21

I had the great good fortune to see Soren when he was last in Ocracoke and we had such a lovely hug and chat. With the loss of this dear man from our lives, a bright spark of loving kindness has been extinguished. But the goodness he embodied and exhibited throughout his life lives on in the memories of each of us whose lives he touched. I’m sure there’ll be a shining new star in the heavens that Soren’s eternal spirit will light. I shall look there for you, dear Soren. May your soul be at peace.


Tanya Kruk posted on 10/16/21

Soren was our realtor when we needed a home about 3 years ago. We were so shocked and heartbroken at his loss. Soren was patient with us and was a gentle and kind human. Our deepest condolences to this family and friends.


Ray Knight posted on 10/15/21

I keep hoping I'll wake up and all this is part of a long emotional nightmare but with each passing day as my heart grows heavier, it's become very clear that it's not. I've spoken to many people and the common denominator is "Why?" For what reason did this have to happen? It makes NO freakin' sense. It just doesn't and man, it SUCKS! I'm hurt, still in disbelief and mad as hell. Soren was like a son to me and knew my own son. He worked for me at Bally Total Fitness for a few years. I knew interviewing him that he had something special, was something special and would be a good fit to my team. Everytime I saw him he came with his own light and lite up the room. We always shared a good laugh and there was never a bad day. The members and his Bally family absolutely loved him. I know what I'm feeling but can't imagine what his family is going through. He talked about his family often with me and I felt I knew them especially his dear sister. He loved her very, very much. I kept up with his family vacations, activities and all the positive things he had done in Hampton Roads. I was a proud Papa. So full of energy that one. All the kind things I've read about Soren since all this is true. He was "that kind of person." Yes, just like my son, he was scolded when he didn't keep in contact. Fast forwarding, he introduced me to Dai-Dai. I got a lot of pics and was satisfied that he was very happy with him and had found real love. I along with many others will miss this man called SOREN. I can safely say that I will never meet anyone quite like him. He was one of a kind. A rarity. I'm begging everyone that knows Sorens family and his beloved Dai-Dai, to keep them in their thoughts and prayers and call them once in a while to check in on them. Unfortunately this journey is far from over and we need each other right now.


Jean Glovacz posted on 10/15/21

Soren you were the nicest person I ever met, only positivity in you. To the family, words cannot express how sorry I am, forever will he be in our hearts.


Kelly Barnes posted on 10/15/21

Never got the chance to meet you in person, and I only met you on Facebook through our friends. I'm glad I made you laugh at some of the posts on my Facebook page. This is heartbreaking to have heard what happened, and you did not deserve this manner of leaving this earth. May you Rest In Peace and Power my dear friend. Much love. You will be greatly missed.



Ann Lieberman posted on 10/15/21

Holding Soren's family and close friends in my heart as they experience this incredible loss. Soren was beyond special and I know he will be greatly missed by all those who cared for him.


Sandy and Charlie O'Neal posted on 10/15/21

Know that are love and support for all and continued prayers of comfort. We have watch Soren grow up and knowing the love that he had for everyone. Prayers and love


Morgan Hightshoe posted on 10/15/21

I didn't know Soren well, but by simply seeing the many messages of love it is not hard to feel the positive energy that he emitted upon so many. He seems to have spread love and happiness to everyone, and it is heartbreaking to know he is gone. It is beautiful to see that his memory will live on through so many. We can all aspire to have an equally outlasting impact on this life as he did. My sincerest condolences to the Arn-Oelschlegel family.



A. Jones posted on 10/15/21

Soren is now....soaring above watching us all...peace be with you



Rochelle Kenney posted on 10/14/21

Rest In Peace my sweet friend ❣️ I will miss seeing you in all your cool costumes and that beautiful smile


Rochelle Kenney posted on 10/14/21

Soren was an amazing guy, friend and awesome realtor. He is the reason Me and my family were able to rent the place that we moved in This July. He was helping me and my family find a place so we wouldn’t be homeless. He took the time out to help us and he was very patient. He will definitely be missed. Condolences to his family and friends ❣️


JP Morgan posted on 10/14/21

While reflecting on Soren’s departure from this unnecessary and increasingly crazy world, “I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.” —Leo Buscaglia. Soren’s spark continues to glow and inspire others to perpetuate love, respect and kindness to all. Shalom.


Linda Bass posted on 10/14/21

Remember so well how professional and helpful Soren was when he served as office manager for his dad. I remember well when he decided to get a real estate license and for a time, he continued to schedule home inspections for dad. Truly a professional and so saddened by this tragic loss.


Mandy Bogus posted on 10/14/21

To Soren’s family, Life will never be the same however, Soren has made a huge impact on so many lives! He has shown so many people how to live, how to have fun and how to simply live themselves! He will be deeply missed by everyone! I am thankful to have recently gotten the chance to tell him how much I appreciated him ❤️ He himself knew he was greatly appreciated! I’m going to miss him sending me the “vote for me” yearly, I hands down voted for him every time. So many things about him I’ll miss especially his laugh! Oh his laugh always made me chuckle because it was that infectious! I’ll never forget my first month at L&F Norfolk when he and his bestie Samdy introduced me to a place called Taste! That’s one lunch i will forever cherish! Until we meet again Soren, watch over us, visit our dreams and to his family, my prayers are with you!


Kevin Pritchard posted on 10/14/21

Soren was the kind of guy who said hello and gave you a hug no matter where u are what mood you were in . That is what being a good human being is all about . Now God has him in Heaven sharing that love to the world around . WE WILL MISS YOU DEARLY THE WORLD HAS TRULY LOST SOMEONE SPECIAL


Christine Kim posted on 10/14/21

It must be true as much as it has been said thus far, Soren was a beautiful soul. He was a bright light that shined in this world and the energy to motivate others. He was funny, kind, positive, and genuine. I celebrate the life of Soren and the impact he has made in all our lives. May all the fond memories of Soren bring you comfort in this hard time in your life. My heart goes out to his family. Please accept my deepest condolences.



Shane Goettle posted on 10/14/21

You will be missed very much


Bernard Redmond posted on 10/14/21

Soren you were truly a gift to all that you encountered. Your zest for life and positive outlook on this ever changing cruel world will be missed. If ever an angel walked this Earth it would have been you. Your work is now done and rest well my friend. You will be loved eternally.


Stanley & Rodney Thompson posted on 10/13/21

The loss of Soren still seems unreal. My husband, Rodney & I pray that God guides you through these unthinkable times. He soared in Life & now he’s soaring as an Angel in Heaven.


Will and Michael Pillar-Gibson posted on 10/13/21

Soren wasn't just a nice guy. He was genuine, compassionate, lived with integrity and passion, he was funny, and his loss in this community (and my life) will be felt for years. I'll NEVER understand why someone would hurt HIM (of all people!) , because he would've been the first to help that old man get help. This isn't how it's supposed to be. This breaks my heart. I love you, brother. And sending my deepest condolences to your family and our other friends.


Victor DeNapoli posted on 10/13/21

Soren was a beautiful soul, an amazing friend, and an awesome realtor. He found us our house, which we love! RIP my friend! I will miss you very much, see you again someday. Save me a dance on a cloud. My heartfelt sympathies go out to his family, his friends and our community during this time of grief and loss. Love you buddy.


Donna Lewis posted on 10/13/21

Soren was a beautiful soul that will be missed by all who loved him dearly. Godspeed to you and peace and comfort to your family and friends.


Victor DeNapoli posted on 10/13/21

Soren was a beautiful soul, a good friend, every time I saw him he had a smile on his face that was so infectious that you could not help but smile as well. I will miss you very much. RIP my friend! I will see you again someday. Save me a dance on a cloud. My heartfelt sympathies to all his family, friends and our community during such a time of loss and grief. Love you buddy.



Ben Vaughan posted on 10/13/21

Victor & I are Heart Broken on your passing. You are loved & missed. A great & loving Friend Heaven got another Angel. Till we meet again.❤


Tyler Branch posted on 10/13/21

I only knew Soren for a little while, but his positivity and smile changed the course of my life. He had such a positive impact on the community, and he will be missed dearly.



Billy Milton posted on 10/13/21

Soren is a light to the world! The positive energy you carried and the way you treat people is your legacy… Rest Well my friend!


Nelson Diaz posted on 10/13/21

My condolences to the family


Nicole Nelson posted on 10/13/21

Einstein is quoted as saying "There are two ways to live your life; one as if nothing is a miracle. The other as if everything is a miracle." My beloved Soren, you did the latter —and you are my miracle. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of Team Ocracoke 13 years ago. Tim and BJ, you raise one amazing human. Thanks for bringing him into this world. Lasse and Elise, I hope you continue to love others deeply and live your life like a miracle if nothing more than as a tribute to your big brother's honor.



Scotty Johnson posted on 10/13/21

I didn't personally know you well but I have t seen the enormous impact you had on many people's lives and in the community. Rest in Peace Soren



Michelle DeVan posted on 10/13/21

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.



Paul Keeton posted on 10/13/21

Soren was always a delight and such a great person, I am glad I had the opportunity to experience a small friendship with him.... You will be greatly missed.


Donisha Gibbs-Nelson posted on 10/13/21

So sorry for your loss of your loved one. My heart and love goes out to you and your family. Praying for you all.


E.B. Moore, Jr. posted on 10/13/21

So very sorry for your loss. His light will always shine because of the life he lived well! Sending prayers from Hampton


E.B. Moore, Jr. posted on 10/13/21

So very sorry for your loss. His light will forever shine because of the life he lived well! Sending prayers from Hampton


Norman D Soroko posted on 10/13/21

Words can not express the grief we all feel. You were an awesome person and good friend. You will be missed by more people than you could ever imagine. Rest in Peace my friend.


Chyae posted on 10/13/21

My husband and I have grown to love you like our own ... Such a beautiful soul... We will forever love you... Chyae and Floyd