Barbara A. Sorenson

Jan. 3, 1933 – Jan. 1, 2014

Barbara A. Sorenson fell asleep in Jesus on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2014, at the age of 80.

Barbara was a longtime resident of the North Shore area. She was born in Milwaukee, the cherished daughter of Edwin and Helen (nee Mertig) Sorenson.

In 1944, Barbara and her family moved from Milwaukee to Oconomowoc. She was a 1950 graduate of Oconomowoc High School.

Barbara taught Sunday school and sang in the choir of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Rubicon for many years.

Barbara is survived by her beloved daughters, Laura Bykowski and Linda (John) Wieloch; her treasured grandchildren, Patti Bykowski and Kyle Grady; her dear brother, Neil R. (Linda) Sorenson of Arkansas; and other loving relatives and friends.

Private family services were held with burial in St. Olaf Cemetery in Rubicon.

Memorials in Barbara’s name may be directed to Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6021 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217; or St. Olaf Lutheran Church, W653 Roosevelt Road, Rubicon, WI 53078.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mequon is serving the family. For more information, call 241-8085 or visit online at