January 19, 1944 – July 6, 2022
Karen Jean Sorenson was born on January 19, 1944 in Calgary, Alberta to Eugene and Hanna Scherlie, and passed away on July 6, 2022 in Olds, Alberta at the age of 78 years.
Karen was predeceased by her husband, Wayne Sorenson; her parents, Eugene and Hanna Scherlie and sister Gail Scherlie. She leaves to mourn her brother Brian (Donna) Scherlie, adopted sisters, Diane Karlowich and Desiree Robertson; nephew, Lester (Jenn) Sorenson; nieces, Laureen (Scott) Martin and Michelle Soley.
Karen attended school at Brule, Lakedell and Falun, and graduated from the Wetaskiwin Composite High School. She married Wayne Sorenson in 1969, and they started their lives together in Olds, followed by moves to Edmonton and Wetaskiwin before returning to Olds. Karen’s career in banking spanned 50 years, starting her career working at Toronto Dominion Bank, and finishing it at Scotia Bank. Karen loved her four legged friends, dogs and cats were very much a part of her family. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and was an active member of Crime Watch in Olds. She was also an avid reader, a passion that began at age 5.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Baker Funeral Chapel (5302 50 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, Alberta), with interment to follow at the Wetaskiwin Memorial Cemetery (4701 63 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, Alberta).
A luncheon will be held following interment at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 86 (5003 52 Ave, Wetaskiwin, Alberta).
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Lakedell Community Cemetery (c/o Darrell Fipke, RR2 Westerose, Alberta, T0C 2V0)
Baker Funeral Chapel 780.352.2501 Or 888.752.2501 condolences: www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
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