Norma Marie (Olrich) Sorensen

April 30, 1927 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Norma Sorensen Obituary

Norma Sorensen of Fowlerville passed away peacefully at Brookdale Meridian Assisted Living in Haslett on November 13, 2023.  Norma, the oldest of eleven children, was born in Detroit on April 30, 1927, to Benjamin and Florence Olrich.  The family moved to the Howell and Byron area in 1934.  Norma graduated from Byron High School and went on to get a Degrees in Home Economics and Teaching from Michigan State University.  She married Harry Sorensen of Fowlerville in 1948.  Norma and Harry moved to Fowlerville where they built a house on Converse Road in 1954. 

Norma began her career as an elementary school teacher for the Fowlerville School System in 1957, teaching a year and a half at the Randall School and later as a fourth and fifth grade teacher in Fowlerville until retiring from full time teaching in 1994.  After retirement, she continued part time as a teacher in the Sunrise School program, providing extra reading and math instruction for students deficient in these areas.  Norma was also elected and served for several years as a Fowlerville District Library trustee. 

Norma was proceeded in Death by her parents Benjamin and Florence, her Husband Harry, her sister Bernice Phillips, and her brother Gerald.  She is survived by her four children Harry (Kathy), Judson (Roberta), Darcy (Rebecca), and Laura Peterson along with two sisters, Mary Sharpe, and Naomi Schultheis, six brothers, Sam, Dan, Paul, Tom, Clark and Ron, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.   

A funeral will be held celebrating Norma’s life at the Fowlerville United Brethren Church at 11:00 am on November 17, 2023, and she will be laid to rest at Fowlerville’s Greenwood Cemetery. 

The family would like to thank Heart to Heart Hospice and the staff at Brookdale Meridian Assisted Living for their care and support. 

Memorial Contributions in Norma’s honor may be directed to the Fowlerville District Library and to the Fowlerville United Brethren Church.

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November 17, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
United Brethren Church of Fowlerville
9300 W. Grand River
Fowlerville, MI 48836

Funeral Service
November 17, 2023

11:00 AM
United Brethren Church of Fowlerville
9300 W. Grand River
Fowlerville, MI 48836

November 17, 2023

12:30 PM
Greenwood Cemetery, Fowlerville


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