Mrs. Elaine Evelyn Sorensen, age 103, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019. She was born in Ishpeming, MI on March 23, 1916, to Charles and Nellie (Legacy) Douglas and married Ludwig Sorensen on February 24, 1934. Mrs. Sorensen had been employed as a Core Filer at Lakey Foundry until retiring. Elaine was a former member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mrs. Sorensen was considered a jack of all trades who dabbled in many different crafts, making dolls and jewelry. She enjoyed sewing, carpentry, painting, home improvements, and gardening. She liked playing cribbage and other card games and loved to cook, including Christmas rosettes and pasties.
Daughters, Sandra Sorensen of Hesperia, Judy (Tom) Mohr of Hart, Carol (Ben) Simpson of Arizona; son, James (June) Sorenson of Ludington; 16 grandchildren; many great, great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Ludwig in 1980, grandson-in-law Abdelouahad Amiri in 2008, daughter Joyce VanderLey in 2011, son-in-law Ken VanderLey in 2013; grandsons, James VanderLey and Dale Stafford; great-grandchildren Josh Stafford and Jason and Kandi Secrest.
Friday, December 6, 2019, 2:00 PM at Sunrise Memorial Gardens Chapel with Pastor Ken Lyon officiating. Internment in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.
MEMORIAL: Harbor Hospice Foundation. Please visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.
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Aunt Elaine has always been "around". But when you grace this earth for over 100 years, you will be around! We can only imagine all things she saw and heard in those many years. I will always remember her smile, she was rarely ever seen without her smile. You will be missed and the many, many memories you have created will always be "around".
We all were greatly blessed by being a part of Grandma Elaine's family. She always enlisted us in her many ongoing projects, improvements, and craft work. I believe she always worked everyone to completion. She always planned with economy, beauty, and durability in mind. Her loving energy still remains in all our hearts. I am hungry for all the wonderful food she cooked, I am looking at the crafts she made, I am happy her busy hands are resting in peace.