Catherine Barbara Sorom, 92, of Rushford died on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Winona Health in Winona.

She was born on Oct. 5, 1922, east of Rushford to Nels John and Bergloit Marie (Thomason) Colbenson.

She graduated from Rushford High School in 1939, and later from Winona Teachers College.

She taught country school north of Rushford for several years.

On Dec. 15, 1947, she was united in marriage with Lloyd Merwin Sorom.

Together the couple raised turkeys and farmed south of Rushford.

She was active in the Rushford Lutheran Church, VFW Auxiliary and Rushford Garden Club.

She is survived by four children, Mary Jo (Charles) Anderson of Mantorville, Kathy (Dennis) Smith of Jordan, Janet (Randy) Brevig of Preston and Phillip (Davina) Sorom of Dover; grandchildren, Melissa Anderson, Anthony Anderson, Josephine Smith, Theodore Smith, Carrie Brevig, Julie Brevig, Katrina Brevig, Benjamin Sorom, Alexander Sorom, Sara Knuth and Lexie Knuth; one brother, Jack (Shirley) Colbenson and sisters, Ardis Scattum and Joyce Warnken.

She was preceded in death by her husband and three brothers, Bert, Cubby and Henry Colbenson.

The funeral service for her was held on Monday, Nov. 3, at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiating. Burial followed in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.

Her family prefers memorials directed to Rushford Lutheran Church or the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.

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