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Tuesday September 26th, 2017

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Marjorie (Marge) Elaine Sorenson

Marjorie Elaine (Lund) was born on July 21, 1923, in Vining, MN, to Oscar and Minnie (Olson) Lund. She was baptized and confirmed in the Vining Lutheran Church. Marge attended school in Vining and Henning High School where she graduated with high honors in 1941. After high school, she attended the University of Chicago for two years and then transferred to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1945. Marge started her teaching career at the Madison High School. While there, she met her future husband, Kenneth Sorenson, whom she married on June 21, 1947. They moved to Marshall, where her two sons, Scott and Jay were born. Here she taught for another 17 years in the Marshall Middle School. Marge also taught English as a second language for several years after she retired. Marge was active in the community and her church. She was a Girl Scout Leader, a Cub Scout Den Mother, Past President and Treasurer of the Good Thought Study Club. She was also President of the American Association of University Women and the VFW Auxiliary. Marge helped to originate and chair the Lyon County Laubach Literary Society and helped tutor many adults. She was secretary of the Cancer Board and a long time Treasurer of the TOPS club. Marge was president of the Marshall Hospital Auxiliary. She volunteered at First Lutheran Church and sang in the Senior Choir for many years. Marge served as President of the Ladies’ Group (WELCA) for three different terms and was the funeral lunch coordinator for 25 years. She also directed the children’s choir for nine years. Marge loved her home and gardening, and was a voracious reader of books. She enjoyed swimming and being a good neighbor. She loved her sons and her dear husband, Ken, who passed away in 2003. Marjorie was remarried in 2010 to Warren Saetre and they did a lot of travelling in the US. Her life was also enriched by her daughter-in-law Colleen and Warren’s children: David, Anne, Nancy, Linda, William and Steven. Marge died on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at the Sanford Healthcare Center in Sioux Falls, SD, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She is survived by her husband, Warren, of Marshall, son Scott (and Colleen) of Arden Hills, MN, step-children, numerous step-grandchildren, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ken and son Jay. Memorials preferred to First Lutheran Church of Marshall.

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Our deepest sympathy to you, Warren & all the family in the loss of such an extra special lady. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. May God Bless & be with each & every one of you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Mike & Diane

Mike & Diane McClain Sep 27 2017 9:43 AM

I will miss my Aunt's Cheerful voice that I enjoyed hearing every time we talked on the phone. She was a beautiful, loving woman whom I will miss. I'll have to try and make lefse this Christmas (It will never be a good as Marge's). My sympathy to Scott and Family. God Bless!

Pamela Hatch Sep 23 2017 10:12 PM

So sad to lose such a lovely lady, my great Aunt. Happy to know she found a companion in Warren for the past 7 years. My heart goes out to Scott and the rest of her family. I will miss her annual Christmas notes, updating us on the wonderful year she had. Rest in eternal peace lovely lady.

Heidi Marsh Sep 23 2017 2:27 PM

Sincere condolences to Scott, Warren,& family. She was a good neighbor & friend when our family came to Marshall. Always upbeat and accomodating. God bless her memory

Bob Lockwood Sep 23 2017 8:49 AM

Marge Sorenson - what a gift! I'm so grateful for her friendship and leadership and wonderful spirit. I'm so grateful she's kept in touch with me all of these years! My sympathy to you who read this - her dear family and friends. Thanks be to God for Easter victory.....but, my I will miss Marge - and will always remember her!

Rev David Halaas Sep 22 2017 10:01 PM

So very sorry for the loss of a very sweet lady. You have my deepest and heartfelt sympathies during this difficult journey. May God be with you!

Cindy Buchert Sep 22 2017 8:01 AM

Marjorie is now and always will be part of our family. The loving care, and sense of fun and her sense of humor have made my father's years, since my mother's passing, very happy. Her 94 years have brought joy to so many, as a school teacher, musician, pillar of the First Lutheran Choir soprano section, and her many, many friends and her family, of which I am proud to include myself, even though for only the past seven years. God bless her soul.

William Saetre Sep 22 2017 4:40 AM