Claire Olaf Sorbel

Claire Olaf Sorbel

Birth
Tracy, Lyon County, Minnesota, USA
Death 1 Nov 2013 (aged 81)
Marshall, Lyon County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Marshall, Lyon County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 82, Lot 2, Grave 1
Memorial ID 119746075 · View Source
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Claire Sorbel, age 81, of Marshall, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013 at his home.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 5th. At 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Marshall. Burial will take place in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall with a prayer service at 7:00p.m. and on Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Claire Olaf Sorbel, the son of Oscar and Clara (Shellum) Sorbel was born on February 21, 1932 in Tracy, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at the Tracy Lutheran Church. Claire was united in marriage to Joyce LaVonne Saxton on December 23, 1951 at the Tracy Lutheran Church. After their marriage they lived in Tracy, Sioux Falls, SD and finally in Marshall. Clarie was a cabinet maker and he retired in 1991. After his retirement, they wintered in Arizona.

He was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church and a member of Hitchhiker Camping Club and Good Sam Camping.

Claire's hobbies included, model airplane building, relief wood carving, self-taught guitar, piano and harmonica playing. He loved camping and traveling, especially Glacier Park and the wonders of God's work.

Claire is survived by his children, Rob Sorbel (special friend Bernita) , Renae (Dan) Stassen and Terry (Julie) Sorbel all of Marshall; 6 grandchildren, Matthew (Dana) Stassen, Amy (Bo) Stassen, Benjamin (Amanda) Stassen, Melissa (Mitch) Highman, Jazlyn (Dan) Johnson and Jeremy Sorbel; 6 great-grandchildren, Dylan, James and Xavier Stassen, Jack Highman, Jerzy and Ashton Johnson; 2 sisters, Goldie Wilking of Tracy and Evelyn Herder of Slatyon, sister-in-law, Eunice Dahl of Santa Ana, CA.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; his parents, brothers Donald, Marion, Orville and Jerome Dahl, Orie, Ozzie and Leland Sorbel; brother-in-laws, Herman Wilking, Vern Herder and Fred Ankrum.


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  • Maintained by: Glenn Kiecker
  • Originally Created by: Bill Gropel
  • Added: 3 Nov 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 119746075
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Claire Olaf Sorbel (21 Feb 1932–1 Nov 2013), Find a Grave Memorial no. 119746075, citing Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Lyon County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Kiecker (contributor 47452661) .