Soren Arn-Oelschlegel

A memorial service for Soren Arn-Oelschlegel, 41, who was killed Oct. 8 by a fatal gunshot wound, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in the Altmeyer Funeral Home- Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Arn-Oelschlegel, a son of Ocracoke realtor Betty Jane “B.J.” Oelschlegel and Tim Arn, was shot by 84-year-old Albert A. Baglione of Alabama as the two were in the Portsmouth, Virginia, home that Baglione had signed a contract to buy sight-unseen, according to published news sources.

Responding to a call at around 5:59 p.m., police found Baglione with a weapon in his hand and told police he killed his realtor, according to a Portsmouth Virginia police press release.

Then, Baglione closed the door to his home and police heard a gunshot. A SWAT team entered the residence to find that Baglione had taken his own life and also found Arn-Oelschlegel inside with a fatal gunshot wound.

Officials have not released further details and the case remains under investigation.

Arn-Oelschlegel was born Sept. 10, 1980.

From 2003 to May 2021, he served as the office manager for his father’s home inspection business.

In 2015, he became a full-time agent, having grown up with a mother in real estate and a father in general contracting and home inspection.

He garnered multiple awards for his stellar work as a realtor and lived up to the family name. In the process, he continuously strived (and succeeded) to live up to his tag line, “Unusual Name, Uncommon Service.”

Arn-Oelschlegel was predeceased by his paternal grandfather Edward C. Arn; his maternal grandparents, Margaret J. Oelschlegel and Lawrence S. Oelschlegel; and his first cousin, Rob Kell.

In addition to his parents, surviving to celebrate his life and cherish his memory are his stepmother, Sandi Arn; sister Ellice Arn-Oelschlegel of Ocracoke, brother Lasse Arn-Oelschlegel, and sister Hannah Lankford (Ben Lankford); also his paternal grandmother, Patricia Jane Arn; a host of cousins, aunts, and uncles; and his beloved partner, Daijreous Poole.

There is something truly special about building on someone’s legacy and the family would like to extend the opportunity to support those causes that Soren held dear by sharing the following ways in which you can be part of his life’s legacy of kindness, respect and hope for a better, more inclusive future.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the following organizations:

Hampton Roads Pride – Soren Arn-Oelschlegel Scholarship Fund at: https://hamptonroadspride.org/donate/. Enter the note: “Soren’s Legacy” to donate to this restricted fund.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) at: https://nami.org/Home and dedicate in memory of Soren Arn-Oelschlegel with recipient email address: sorenslegacy@gmail.com

The Trevor Project at: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/donate/ and dedicate in memory of Soren Arn-Oelschlegel with recipient email address: sorenslegacy@gmail.com.