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Susan Diane Soroko

Susan Diane Soroko

The Mass of Christian Burial for Sue Soroko, formerly of Wadena, was celebrated on Monday August 6, 2008 at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Gulf Shores; Alabama, with Reverend David Carucci officiating. Burial will be in Wadena at a later date.

Sue was born March 1, 1941, in Hibbing, Minnesota to Tom and Dorothy Olson, and entered eternal rest on July 28, 2018 in the care of her family and Hospice.

Sue graduated from Keewatin High School and from Bemidji State University with a B.S. Degree in English and French Education. She married Steven Soroko in 1963 and taught English and French in Minneapolis while Steve was studying dentistry at the University of Minnesota. After a brief time in New Orleans and then White Earth, Minnesota, Sue and Steve arrived in Wadena in 1968 where they raised their family and sue was the bookkeeper for Steve's dental practice.

During their 34 years in Wadena, Sue was very busy with many volunteer and leadership activities at St. Ann's Catholic Church, at the Wadena Schools, and in the community. In her spare time, she made beautiful gifts and amazing doll houses, and still found time to be an avid reader. She also enjoyed a wide range of friends from her bridge clubs, her golf groups, her PEO club, and from all her volunteer activities. One of her favorite activities was making delicious dinners for her family and friends.

Sue and Steve moved to Gulf Shores in 2002 and have enjoyed living there for the last 16 years. Sue was again busy with similar activities with her friends in her church and community in Gulf Shores.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Dorothy Johnson Olson and her son Steward John Soroko. She is survived by her husband Steve of Gulf Shores; Sons Steven (Helga) of Vienna, Austria and Shawn of Wadena, Minnesota; Daughters Sara Dumra (Vikas) of Austin, Texas; Sister Marcia Vena (Guy); Grandchildren Lauren Marie and Nicholas Stewart Soroko, Lilli Sant and Lara Mer Dumra.

Sue was always cheerful and enthusiastic about life with a great smile for everybody. She loved everything she did, but most of all she loved her family and friends more than she could say!