Gladys L. Sorensen, St. Cloud


Gladys L. Sorensen, age 74, St. Cloud, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Cloud. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, and one half-hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. A prayer service was at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Annandale.
Gladys was born Sept. 17, 1939, in Monticello, to Marion and Idamay (Thurk) Mitchell.  She was baptized at home on Oct. 8, 1939, by Rev. W. A. Lemke of Zion Lutheran Church, Corinna Township. Her sponsors were William and Ada Thurk and Luella Bryant. Gladys was confirmed on June 5, 1955, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, by Rev. Martin G. Brammer. Her confirmation verse was Col. 3:17. Gladys was united in marriage to Leroy Sorensen by Rev. Walter W. Beltz on March 25, 1961, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, St. Cloud. Prior to her marriage, Gladys resided in Monticello, Maple Lake and Clearwater. She has been a resident of St. Cloud since her marriage. Gladys was employed as a hairdresser in Monticello and St. Cloud. She also worked as a demo for Cub Food West in St. Cloud from 1987-1999. Gladys was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband, Leroy Sorensen of St. Cloud; son, Gaylen  Sorensen, of Buffalo.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers were Duane Bryant, Michael Bryant, Thomas Gieske, Craig Sorensen, Kevin Sorensen and Dean Thurk.