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Ivy Sorenson

Ivy Sorenson Ivy Sorenson

Ivy E. Sorenson, age 107, formerly of Unity, passed away on Monday, Aug. 24, at her home in Marshfield under the tender care of St. Croix Hospice.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 at 2 p.m. at First United Church of Christ in Colby. Pastor Teri Hanson will preside. Interment to follow at the Colby Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service Saturday, at the church. The family respectfully asks anyone who attends to abide by the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing a mask and social distancing. Family and friends can watch the service live on the funeral home’s Facebook page or after the service anytime on Facebook or the website. Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Colby is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ivy was born at home on Sept. 23, 1912, the daughter of Frank and Edna (Stecker) Meyer in Unity. She was united in marriage to Arthur Sorenson on October 28, 1939, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Arthur preceded her in death on April 13, 1987.

Ivy attended grade school and high school in Unity and received a teaching degree from a college in Indiana. She taught school in Indiana, retiring in 1973. They moved to Marshfield in 1986.

Ivy enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, counted cross stitch and jigsaw puzzles. She enjoyed watching college basketball games and the Packers. Ivy especially enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and foreign countries.

Ivy is survived by her sister, Pearl Beals of Fla.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, greatnephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Edna Meyer; her husband, Arthur Sorenson; her brother, Russell (Bunny) Meyer; her sister, Anita (Harlowe) Hibbard; and her brother-in-law, Jim Beals.

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