Daniel J. Sorum


Sorum, Daniel J. age 11, of Paynesville, went to be with his Savior on Monday, March 5, 2007 at his home after a lengthy and courageous battle with brain stem cancer. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Evangelical Free Church in Willmar. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Daniel J. Sorum was born on March 1, 1996 in Onamia, the son of David and Linda (LaFramboise) Sorum. He grew up in rural Paynesville and attended Community Christian School in Willmar where he was in 5th grade. He was a member of the Paynesville Evangelical Free Church where he participated in many of the youth programs and loved attending Wednesday night family night at church. He also enjoyed playing YMCA basketball, golf, baseball, soccer, riding horses, fishing, swimming, and was a self-made shark expert. Daniel is survived by his parents, David & Linda Sorum of Paynesville; brothers, David Sorum Jr. of St. Kitts, West Indies, Michael Sorum of Arizona, Mark Sorum of California, Matthew Sorum of California; grandparents, Eldon (Susan) Smith of Mora, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Daniel was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kermit and Corolla Sorum, John E. LaFramboise; uncle, Kermit Sorum Jr.; and aunt, Babe Sorum. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Community Christian School of Willmar Building Project.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.

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Happy Birthday, Buddy! Your memory lives!

Remembering your great love story today and always.

I know this sounds quite bizarre but I normally check out obituaries and sign guest books whether I have known the person or not.I saw your beautiful angel's smile staring at me...and I could not say no so here I am sending my condolences quite some time after this tragedy has occurred. I am so sorry for your loss. He seemed to have been a brave young man. A smile that would melt your heart. I really don't have any comforting words because no matter what I say it will bring no comfort. Ilost...

I know Daniel is missed very much and I can only imagine all those he has met first hand up in heaven especially our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Love you Linda and Dave..........Kevin and Family!

We will always miss daniel. I will miss his laugh and playing basketball with him. I will love daniel forever. To me he was was the world's greatest cousin and there wil be no one like him. No one has touched my heart like he has. I love him so much and i will miss him just as much. I will alwy miss the summers we spent together since i was 13 and now i'm 18 so we spent alot of them together. I love you all

You are sadly missed by many you really didn't know.You will always be in our hearts forever.Love Westling,Kimm family

It was wonderful to meet Daniel over the years. I was able to talk with him when we were all in Minneapolis to see Matt two years ago....what a wonderful little boy. So sweet.

My heart hurts just thinking of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you all Dave, Linda, Mike, Matt, Mark, Davie and family.

God bless.

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. I am only a phone call away and am here for you anytime if you would like.

Your son looks like a beautiful angel. We lost our Paul at age 12 to brain stem cancer so I know your pain and wish you peace in your healing. I can feel the shoes you are walking in.....