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Nina Johnson Sorbo, 1915-2005


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/4/2009 at 14:02:33

ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Nina Sorbo, 90, of Estherville will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 at Estherville Lutheran Church with Pastor Susan Stone officiating. Interment will follow at East Side Cemetery in Estherville. She passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2005 at Avcra Holy Family Hospital in Estherville.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday at Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Chapel in Estherville.

Nina Theoline Sorbo, the daughter of Theodore and Annie (Evenson) Johnson was born August 6, 1915 in Northwood, Iowa. She passed away Friday, October 14, 2005 at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa at the age of 90.

She received her education in Northwood, Iowa, graduating from Northwood High School in 1934.

On September 29, 1940 she was united in marriage to Ellard N. Sorbo in Northwood. The couple farmed in the Northwood area until 1948 when they moved to Estherville. She was employed by Wadco Foods and later worked with the Estherville schools hot lunch program. Ellard died in 1987.

Nina was a member of Estherville Lutheran Church. She enjoyed quilting for the church, music, crossword puzzles, camping and going to grandchildren's activities.

Left to cherish Nina's memory are her children, Jerry Sorbo and his wife Donnis, of Terril, Iowa; Eugene Sorbo and his wife, Deanna; Craig Sorbo and his wife Sandy all of Estherville; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She has been preceded in death by her husband, parents, three infant siblings, three sisters, Elma Lokken, Sena Loken and Alice Loken and two brothers, Willie and Joseph Johnson.

Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; October 18, 2005.


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