Charlotte Sorenson, 72
Fri, 03/09/2018 - 1:55pm admin
May 30, 1945 —
March 5, 2018
Decorah - Charlotte Sorenson, age 72, of Decorah, Iowa died Monday, March 5, 2018 at Aase Haugen Home in Decorah.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, March 8 at Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Decorah at 5:30 p.m., with Rev. Allen Vik officiating. Interment will be in Phelps Cemetery in the spring.
Charlotte Georgina (Burgess) Sorenson was born on May 30, 1945 to Charles and Ida (Wenthold) Burgess in Cresco, Iowa. She attended and graduated from Cresco High School. She married Elmer Sorenson on Dec. 28, 1979 in Cresco. She worked at Donaldson’s in Cresco and a convenience store in Decorah.
Charlotte enjoyed sewing and crafts, garage sales and watching TV. She also enjoyed living on the road with Elmer when he worked for Carlson’s and spending time with the Carlson employees and their families. She especially loved her dogs.
Charlotte is survived by Elmer’s children, Theresa (Larry) Liget of San Diego, Calif., Lori Kennington of Montello, Wis. and Richard Sorenson of Decorah; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Emma Jean (Martin) Koudelka of Cresco; brothers, Kenneth (Donna) Burgess of Cresco, twin brother, Charles Burgess of Cresco; in-laws, Gerry Sorenson of Decorah, Arlene (Duane) Larson of Decorah, Edna Jacobson of Decorah, Dale (Connie) Sorenson of Bullhead City, Ariz. and Marilyn (Jay) Beard of Decorah; and many nieces and nephews.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer in 2010; parents, Charles and Ida (Wenthold) Burgess; Elmer’s parents, Leonard and Kate (Hotvedt) Sorenson; brothers and sisters, Elta Jean Burgess, Alice May (Pat) Whalen, Helen (Virgil) Hovden, Rosemary (John) Ott, Charlene (Duane) Hageman, Corrine (Dale) Arnold, Dorothy (Leo) McGee; and brothers-in-law, Arnold Sorenson, Lester Sorenson and Harold (Bud) Jacobson.