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Alcia M. Sorrels

September 13, 1916 ~ January 13, 2018 (age 101)

Funeral Services for Alcia Sorrels of Williams, MN will be held on Friday, Janaury 19th at 2 PM at the Williams Community Church.  Visitation will be on Thursday evening from 5-7 PM with a 7:00 prayer service at Helgeson Funeral Home in Warroad.  Interment will be at a later date.

Alcia passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

Alcia M. Sorrels passed away peacefully at her home on January 13th at the age of 101. Alcia was born on September 13th, 1916 in Ceylon, Saskatchewan, the second child of Harry and Hazel ( Miner ) Sanford. When Alcia was just a small child the family moved to the United States living in central Minnesota for a time before settling in Spooner, now east Baudette. Education was important to Alcia and she strived to achieve top grades. Her parents and five siblings moved to Montana and later made their home in Washington. Alcia stayed behind and later met and married the love of her life, Elmo Sorrels on October 15th., 1940. Two sons were born to this union before Elmo was called to serve his country. His deployment was delayed until the birth of their third son. Alcia was employed as a house keeper until his return in January 1946.

Elmo and Alcia made their home south of Williams and nine more children followed. Alcia spent most of her time raising her children and caring for the home. She worked at a resort for a time before going to work at Marvin Windows for almost ten years. Alcia loved the outdoors especially working in her flower gardens. A big garden was planted every year and later canned to carry the family through the winter. Alcia was gifted with a green thumb and could grow just about anything. In the winter she spent much time doing crossword, and jig saw puzzles. She especially  enjoyed to do embroidery and her work showed her talent.

Alcia and Elmo made many trips out west to visit family and friends. The last few years Alcia enjoyed and never wanted to miss the Senior meals in Williams where she treasured all the kind and special friends she met. Alcia had a long and happy life with good health until recently.

Alcia is survived by eleven children. Rodney(Susan)Sorrels, Gary Sorrels, Leslie Sorrels, Margaret(Dale) Wilmer, Marlin (Bob) Ravndalen, Marsha (Bruce) Draper, Brenda (Don) Starren, Carla Smith, Rosanna Sorrels, Wade Sorrels, and Forrest. Twenty seven grandchildren, forty four great grand children, and sixteen great great grand children also survive her. She was preceded in death by her husband Elmo, of seventy two years, an infant son and grandson, Jeremy Draper.

Blessed be her memory

 Service Information

January 18, 2018

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Helgeson Funeral Home
506 Main Ave N
Warroad, MN 56756

Funeral Service
January 19, 2018

2:00 PM
Williams Community Church
Williams, MN 56686

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