Feb. 21, 1932-Nov. 1, 2013
MARSHALL - Services for Claire Sorbel, 81, of Marshall, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Marshall. Burial will take place in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will befrom 4-8 p.m. today at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and on Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
He passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at his home.
Claire Olaf Sorbel, the son of Oscar and Clara (Shellum) Sorbel was born on Feb. 21, 1932, in Tracy. He was baptized and confirmed at the Tracy Lutheran Church. Claire was united in marriage to Joyce LaVonne Saxton on Dec. 23, 1951, at the Tracy Lutheran Church.
After their marriage they lived in Tracy, Sioux Falls, S.D., and finally in Marshall. Clarie was a cabinet maker and he retired in 1991. After his retirement, they wintered in Arizona. He was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church and a member of Hitchhiker Camping Club and Good Sam Camping. Claire's hobbies included, model airplane building, relief wood carving, self-taught guitar, piano and harmonica playing. He loved camping and traveling, especially Glacier Park and the wonders of God's work.
Claire is survived by his children, Rob Sorbel (special friend Bernita) , Renae (Dan) Stassen and Terry (Julie) Sorbel all of Marshall; six grandchildren, Matthew (Dana) Stassen, Amy (Bo) Stassen, Benjamin (Amanda) Stassen, Melissa (Mitch) Highman, Jazlyn (Dan) Johnson and Jeremy Sorbel; six great-grandchildren, Dylan, James and Xavier Stassen, Jack Highman, Jerzy and Ashton Johnson; two sisters, Goldie Wilking of Tracy and Evelyn Herder of Slayton, sister-in-law, Eunice Dahl of Santa Ana, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; his parents, brothers Donald, Marion, Orville and Jerome Dahl, Orie, Ozzie and Leland Sorbel; brother-in-laws, Herman Wilking, Vern Herder and Fred Ankrum.
Memorials to St. Stephen Lutheran Church.
Funeral arrangements are being completed by the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall.