White Dove Mattress VP Donald Sohl Dies at 58

Donald Sohl, vice president of sales and marketing for Cleveland-based White Dove Mattress, a King Koil licensee, died Nov. 3. He was 58.

In a statement, White Dove President Bruce Goodman said: “Don has been a part of the White Dove family for over 19 years and we will sorely miss him, his wisdom, knowledge, sense of humor and his tireless commitment to brighten the lives of everyone. Don’s battle with cancer has only reminded us of the type of individual he has always been. He never quit, never gave in, never asked for any sympathy, struggled through daunting medical challenges, but never let any of it affect his work or his commitment to his co-workers and customers.”

Owen Shoemaker, president and chief operating officer of Willowbrook, Illinois-based King Koil said: “A true gentleman and careful, thoughtful businessman, Don was friendly and easy to talk to about the challenges of the marketplace, the brand and the work we all do in seeking success. The most meaningful success is measured in the balance you find in what you love to do and what you must do—and how well you do those things. Don was a very successful man.”

Sohl was a Cleveland native who attended the East Elyria Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, enjoyed music and Cleveland sports teams, and was both loving and well-loved, according to an obituary written by his family.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Becky; his mother Katherine; brother David; daughters Kassie Zack, Kate Loesch and Rachel Petrus; three sons-in-law; and eight grandchildren.

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