July 2, 1919-April 24, 2013
MARSHALL – Services for Regina Sorenson, 93, of Marshall, are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Albright United Methodist Church in Marshall. Burial will take place in the Lynd Cemetery. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the services at the church.
She died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Center.
Regina Rose Tholen, the daughter of Hubert and Bertha (and Goodman) Tholen, was born on July 2, 1919 in Minneota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. Regina attended and graduated from the Ivanhoe Public School. Regina and Ed Sorenson were married Jan. 24, 1940, in Marshall. They lived and raised their children in Lynd. They resided there until Ed entered the Minneota Nursing Home. Regina lived in the adjoining apartments until his death. Following Ed’s death she moved to the Windsong Apartments in Marshall; she resided there until she was 90. Because of failing health, she was moved to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Westbrook.
Regina stayed home raising her family. When the last one was in school she entered the work force by sewing as a seamstress at Singer Sewing Center. After that Regina worked at Super Valu followed by Fab & Trim until she retired.
Regina was a faithful member of the Lynd Methodist Church until she went to Marshall Albright Methodist Church when the Lynd church closed. She enjoyed doing many duties of the church and especially enjoyed being a member of the Good Cheer Group and then in Marshall, the United Methodist Women.
Regina enjoyed spending time with the love of her life Ed, her children, grandchildren and her family and friends. Her hobbies included sewing, playing cards and tending her beautiful Iris garden.
Regina is survived by her seven children; Jim (and Carol) Sorenson, Pat (and Cheryl) Sorenson, Betty (and Doug) Arndt, Elaine (and Lyle) Arndt, Mary (and Dennis) Lidtke, Marvin (and Colleen) Sorenson and Dan (and Judy) Sorenson; 22 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Lawrence (and Adeline) Tholen; sister, Adeline Schulz; and many nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ed; brother, Andrew Tholen; and sister, Mary Meulebrock; and one great-great-grandson.
Blessed be her memory.