Saturday, February 14, 2009

Elizabeth (Chubak) Sorensen

Elizabeth Sorensen, age 97, passed away on February 14, 2009, “Valentines Day,” at Alexian Village in Milwaukee where she made her home for the last six years.

Elizabeth was born on April 13, 1911, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Chubak in Corliss (Sturtevant) WI. Prior to moving to Milwaukee she lived in Racine and on September 1, 1934, she married Stanley Nels Sorensen. They enjoyed the fullness of life; dancing, traveling, especially to Mexico and Florida and golfing together. Stanley preceded her in death on February 20, 1976.

Elizabeth was an endless source of inspiration and pleasure to her family as well as to all who knew her as a trusted and loving friend. Her 97 years were filled with generous, tireless enthusiasm for life that she imparted to her children, Jon (Janet) Sorensen and Karen (Bill) Meltzer; and to her grandchildren, Jessica (Brig) Sorensen-Konecke, Karen Sorensen (Conor McGrady), Jon Sorensen and Dori Sorensen; Elizabeth (Tim) Osius, and Gregory (Veronica) Meltzer. Her great grandchildren, Margaux, Will, Jack, Sam, Lily, Kai, Niels, and Nico loved her hugs, kisses and laughter. Elizabeth gave so much of herself with unquestioning support and love to all of us as well as fantastic apple pies and wonderful Hungarian and Danish dishes she prepared.

Elizabeth was preceded in her death by her loving husband of 42 years, Stanley; her parents; her siblings: Rose Zakhar, Joseph Chubak, Margaret Bruce, and Lyna DiSalvo; and her granddaughter, Jill.

A private family gathering will take place to celebrate Elizabeth’s life. Memorials to the Alexian Village Employee’s Appreciation Fund, 9301 N. 76th St., Milwaukee, WI 53223, or to one’s favorite charity have been suggested.

We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. London and to the wonderful people at Alexian Village who so lovingly were there for our mother.

We love you Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma. “You are an endless source of inspiration and pleasure to us. We watched you living so beautifully full and you inspire us to do the same.” KPS

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