|Helen Sorenson, 88|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Helen Sorenson, 88, died on Saturday, November 27, 2004, at Valley Home in Thief River Falls.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Newfolden, with Pastor Nancy Hanson officiating. Casket bearers include Pam Shannon, Kathy Brown, Greg Gibbs, David Sorenson, and Jay Sorenson. Interment will be held at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Newfolden.
Visitation will be on Wednesday (today) from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service held at 6 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, and on Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Helen Jeanette Moen was born on June 14, 1916, in Spruce Valley Township, Marshall County, the daughter of Albert J. and Clara Henrietta (Moen) Moen. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed as an adult with her children. She attended school at rural Spruce Valley Evans School and Newfolden High School.
On March 7, 1935, Helen was united in marriage to Stanley Sorenson at the Evangelical Free Church parsonage in Newfolden. Stanley's work on the Soo Line Rail Road brought the couple to Portal, N.D., in 1945 and later to Harvey, N.D. After Stanley's retirement they lived in the Brainerd area from 1980-1988. Helen remained in Brainerd after Stanley's death until 1992 when she moved to Thief River Falls. She spent the last five years of her life at Valley Home where she enjoyed visiting with old and new friends.
Helen enjoyed doing many crafts, especially crocheting, and working on crossword puzzles. But mostly she enjoyed having relatives and friends around her to share a cup of coffee, a cookie or a piece of candy.
Helen is survived by her daughter JoAnn (James) Gibbs of Brentwood, Calif., and daughter-in-law Mary Sorenson of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lilly Olson of Newfolden and Nadine Hunziker of Alysis, Ill.; one brother, Loren (Ruby) Moen of Thief River Falls; along with several nieces and nephews.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband Stanley; son Donald; her parents; one grandson; sisters, Ella Reed, Edith Johanneck, Clarice Palmer and brother Kenneth Moen. A00003B2004DC