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Retta Lavina Solmonson Sorum
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1888
Gruver
Emmet County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 13, 1988
Estherville
Emmet County
Iowa, USA

Contributed by LJ - Dec. 14, 1988 - Estherville Daily News - Services for Retta Lavina Sorum, 100, will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Estherville Lutheran Church with Pastors Kermit Rye and Michael Kroona officiating. Interment will be in Swan Lake Township Cemetery.

She died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1988 at Good Samaritan Center. Friends may call at Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home from 4-9 p.m. Thursday.

She was born Dec. 13, 1888 at Gruver, the daughter of Samuel and Emma (Johnson)Solmonson and attended rural Emmet county schools and Waldorf College in Forest City. On April 25, 1909 she married Jacob Taylor at her parents farm home. They lived in Gruver until 1921 they moved to Estherville.

She later married Clarence Sorum at Worthington, Minn. They lived in Estherville. She moved into Good Samaritan Center after Mr. Sorum's death. She was a member of Estherville Lutheran Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Leslie (Vivian) Samp, Ottawa, Ill.; two sons Orval Taylor, Estherville and Evan Taylor, Sioux City, nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both husbands, one son; parents and four brothers. 
 
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 Parents:
  Solomon Solmonson (1864 - 1933)
  Emma Johnson Solmonson (1869 - 1961)
 
 Spouses:
  Jacob Henry Taylor (1883 - 1961)
  Clarence B Sorum (1889 - 1967)
 
 Children:
  Dale LeRoy Taylor (1912 - 1933)*
  Orval Burdette Taylor (1914 - 2010)*
  Evan Sherman Taylor (1925 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Retta Lavina Solmonson Sorum (1888 - 1988)
  Harvey A. Solmonson (1891 - 1982)*
  Lawrence M. Solomonson (1894 - 1937)*
  Orval A. Solmonson (1896 - 1983)*
  Albert A. Solmonson (1901 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Swan Lake Township Cemetery
Maple Hill
Emmet County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Jul 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54858855
Retta Lavina <i>Solmonson</i> Sorum
Added by: Geo Clinton
 
Retta Lavina <i>Solmonson</i> Sorum
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