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Beatryce Sorum 12/25/2011

Beatryce “Bea” Sorum, age 88 residing at Golden Age Manor, Amery, passed away December 25, Christmas Day, after a brief battle with congestive heart failure.  Beatryce, the daughter of Carl and Christine Thompson was born August 3, 1923 in the township of Arland, Barron County, WI. Beatryce had one older sister, Gladys [Mrs. Delmar Gilbert (deceased)] and a younger sister Audrey [Mrs. Floyd Bergman of Barron, WI].  She married Kenneth Sorum on November 12, 1943 and resided in the Township of Turtle Lake until selling the dairy farm and moving to New Richmond in 1975.  Beatryce enjoyed sewing, embroidering, and baking, especially Norwegian pastries and lesfse. For a number of years Bea and her daughter operated a retail store “The Sewing Bee” selling sewing and quilting supplies in Amery. For several years Bea also baked Sand Bakkels during the Christmas seasons which were sold by the Byerly’s grocery chain in the twin cities. After selling her house Beatryce lived in Sun Shine Court New Richmond, and then nearly five years ago she moved to Golden Age Manor in Amery.  Beatryce is survived by eight children Gale (Susan), Chippewa Falls, Marlene (Jim) Olson, Osceola, Gene (Wendy), Cameron, WI Vicki (Bill) Johnson, Amery, Keith (Cindy), Clayton, Kenrod (Susan), New Richmond, Jill (Don) Larson,  St. Croix Falls, Tom, New Richmond. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grand children and one sister Audrey (Floyd) Bergman, Barron WI.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth in March of 1974, two sons, Gerry in May 2007 and Jimmy November 1997. Two grandchildren also preceded her, Abigail, daughter of Gerry and Monty, son of Gale and one great-grandchild, Colin Ebsen, son of Stephenie (Jason) Ebsen and grandson of Gene.  A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 11 am at Bakken-Young’s Beebe Chapel in New Richmond.  Visitation was also Wednesday from 10-11 am at the funeral home.  Interment was 1:30 pm in Independent Cemetery in Arland, WI.  Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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