Marlene A. Sorenson

Marlene A Sorenson, 76, of Route 957, Columbus, Pa died on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Corry Memorial Hospital, Corry, Pa. She was born on August 8, 1936 in Dorchester, Neb., the daughter of the late Irvin and Esther Hershberger Roth. Marlene moved with her family to Turnpike Rd., Corry, Pa. as a young girl. After graduating from Corry Area High School in 1954, she attended Goshen College in Goshen, Ind. for a year. Following her marriage, Marlene's main priority became raising and caring for her family. From 1981 until 2002 she and her husband had owned and operated Engle Furniture Co. in Columbus, Pa. She was a very active member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, Corry, Pa., where she was a Sunday school teacher and was involved in many of the churches outreach programs. Marlene enjoyed walking and especially liked spending time with her family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Dennis Roth. Marlene is survived by her husband, Richard "Dick" Sorenson, whom she married on November 28, 1958 in Corry, Pa.; two daughters, Jill Johnson and her husband, Rev. Tom Johnson, of Pomeroy, Ohio, Jennifer Lathrop and her husband, Tom Jr., of Corry, Pa. two sons; Jim Sorenson and his wife, Patty of Corry, Pa., and Jay Sorenson and his wife, Lorena of Union City, Pa.; one sister in law, Joanne Roth of Corry, Pa.; three brothers, Lonnie Roth and his wife, Jane of Norristown, Pa., David Roth and his companion, Martha Freeman of Corry, Pa., and Norman Roth and his wife, Christy of Waterford, Pa.; twelve grandchildren, Charla, Trina, Kara, Drew and Marrisa Sorenson, Ben Johnson, Heidi Stewart and her husband Steven, Melissa Johnson, Kevin and Ray Sorenson, and Olivia and Jackson Lathrop,; three great grandchildren, Alana Sacchetti, Caleb Johnson, and Kya Humphries. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call at the Bracken Funeral Home, Inc., 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa., on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Additional visitation will be held at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 921 N. Center St., Corry, Pa., on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service there at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Ewing and Janet Sill, Lay Minister officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry, Pa. Memorials may be made to a .

Funeral Home

Bracken Funeral Home - Corry
315 N Center St  Corry, PA 16407
814-664-7735

Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 6, 2013