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Edith Sorenson, 86

Edith Sorenson, age 86, formerly of Iron River, passed away Friday, June 22, 2007, at Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 4, 1921, in Oulu, the daughter of Charles and Ida Silvola. On Dec. 4, 1940, she married Virgil Sore...

Edith Sorenson, age 86, formerly of Iron River, passed away Friday, June 22, 2007, at Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born March 4, 1921, in Oulu, the daughter of Charles and Ida Silvola.

On Dec. 4, 1940, she married Virgil Sorenson in Carlton, Minn. With her husband, they operated a family dairy farm.

She was a member of the Orienta Ladies Club and was the treasurer for the Town of Orienta. She also was on the South Shore School Board for 10 years. Edith enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, fishing and farming.

She is survived by five daughters, Dorothy (William) Bliss, Longville, Minn., Arlene (Larry) Helenius, Iron River, Shirley (Eugene) Scheldrup, Lake Nebagamon, Brenda Sorenson, Ashland and Margie Sorenson, Rhinelander; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil in 1989; two sons, Daryl and David; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Alex Silvola.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Grace Baptist Church in Iron River, with Pastor Joseph Brygger officiating.

Interment will take place in the Iron River City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

Arrangements are by the Roberts Funeral Home in Ashland.

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