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Harriette Sorenson, 89

Harriette Sorenson, age 89, of Spring Valley, died Monday, June 17, at the River Falls Area Hospital.

Harriette was born June 12, 1924, in Gilman Township, to Herman and Jennie (Formoe) Holerud. She graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1942.

On Dec. 29, 1944, Harriette married Dale Sorenson at the Gilman Lutheran Church, Spring Valley. They were part owners of the Spring Valley Dairy for several years, farmed in Cady Township, and then moved to Eau Galle Township where they farmed and raised a family for over 37 years.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband Dale; brothers Glenn (Delores), Raymond, James, and Merlin Holerud; brothers-in-law Lyman Jensen, Virgil Gedatus, and Wayne Lorentson, Francis "Fritz" Bee, Bob and Stanley Sorenson, and Helen Sorenson.

Survived by six children: Larry (Carolyn) Sorenson, Spring Valley; Shelby (David) Pittman, Burnsville; Karl (Cheryl) Sorenson, Spring Valley; Chuck (Dawn Schmitt) Sorenson, Baldwin; Dennis Sorenson, Spring Valley; and Tom (Arla) Sorenson, Wilson; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sisters Judy Jensen, Lucille Gedatus, and Helen Lorentson; other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Gilman Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, Rev. D. Peter Friberg officiating. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, and also at church for 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday. Carole Lynum is organist and Charlotte Wentlandt is vocalist. Pallbearers are Harriette's grandchildren. Burial was in Gilman Lutheran Cemetery.

Keehr Funeral Home ( in Spring Valley handled arrangements.