Dorothy Sorenson

Friday, October 2, 2009
Dorothy Sorenson

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Sorenson, 98, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Scott Meier will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.

Interment will take place in Fairview Cemetery in Langdon.

Mrs. Sorenson passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at Northshire Residence of Spencer.

Organist will be Anna Gibson. Solo will include "On Eagle's Wings" by Ron Mills. Congregational hymns will include: "Amazing Grace" and "In the Garden."

Pallbearers will be Bennett Stukey, Roger Baschke, Brandon Baca, Mark Nordstrom, Bradley Baca and Evan Stukey.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Sorenson and Lisa Toney.

Dorothy Heick Sorenson was born on April 6, 1911, to J. Fred and Magdalena Heick on their farm northwest of Peterson. She was the youngest of five brothers and four sisters. She attended a one room schoolhouse north of Peterson through eighth grade and then Peterson High School for six months before moving to Spencer with her parents where she graduated from Spencer High School in 1928 where she prepared herself as a teacher. Graduating at 17 years, she was too young to become a teacher, so she worked at Graham's Department store in Spencer for a year before teaching one year in a one-room schoolhouse east of Fostoria.

She married Glenn Sorenson on April 2, 1931, in Royal and they started farming northeast of Spencer in Meadow Township. In 1936 they bought a farm one mile east of the original farm and farmed there for 30 years. They were blessed with four children, Sally, Richard, Marilyn and Barbara. Following Glenn's death in 1965, Dorothy moved to Northshire where she loved playing cards with her friends.

She was active as a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer since 1925 and also was a member of the Spencer Rebekah Lodge. She was also active many years while on the farm in the Do It Better Club of the Langdon branch of the Clay County Farm Bureau and with Meadow Busy Bees 4-H club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers: Carl, John, Walter, Peter, and Albert; four sisters: Mary Schultz, Anna Klatt, Dagmar Reed and Alma Frazier, her husband, Glenn and daughter, Barbara Atkins and her husband, Tom.

She is survived by her children: Sally Baschke and Jim of Spencer, Richard Sorenson and Mary of Monmouth, Ore., and Marilyn Baca and Bill of West Pueblo, Colo. She was blessed with eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Warmer Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.