Wilma "June" Fonda (Soderberg) Sorenson, Beloit (1923-2013)

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

June 19, 1923 - October 31, 2013

Wilma “June” Fonda (Soderberg) Sorenson, 90, of Beloit, WI, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 31, 2013 in Premier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing, Beloit, WI. She was born June 19, 1923 the daughter of Jay and Alice (Rosenthal) Fonda. June was a 1942 graduate of Beloit High School. She married Roy Soderberg on May 1, 1943, and they were married 43 years. He predeceased her on June 17, 1986. She later married Llewelyn Sorenson on May 10, 1989. He predeceased her on June 19, 1998. June was formerly employed by Coca Cola for 10 years and Fairbanks Morse where she worked in the payroll department. She enjoyed her many church activities including choir member, ABW president, member of the Ruth Circle, UniServity group, served on many committees and was very active in organizing the church rummage sales. June was involved in Caritas and the Rock River Association. She loved to visit Camp Tamarack each year with church friends.

June especially loved the annual camping trips to Green Lake at the American Baptist Assembly grounds. June loved cooking food for large groups of friends and family, hosting corn boils at the farm, campfires and family picnics. One of her favorite past times was quilting with her best friend, Miriam Ford Looker, who spent many hours of piece work making beautiful handmade quilts together.

Survivors include her children: Gary (Janet) Soderberg of Beloit, WI, Michael (Kathy) Soderberg of Shopiere, WI, and David (Lori) Soderberg of Monroe, WI; seven grandchildren: Lisa (Rich) Miller, Kyle (Christine) Soderberg, Ashley Soderberg, Michele (Bill) Brown, Jennifer (Andrew) Yeadon, Nathan Soderberg and Rachel Soderberg; eight great grandchildren: Brett, Amber, Sydney, Kylie, Molly, Liam, Emma, and Sadie; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; granddaughter, Shari Soderberg; one brother, Harold Anderson; two sisters, Marian McNary and Dorothy Rasmussen. The family would like to thank the staff at Premier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing for the care that was given to June.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 4, 2013 in FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 617 Public Avenue, Beloit, WI, with Pastor Stephen Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Turtleville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Monday in the Church. Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Rd. Beloit, WI, assisted the family with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.daleymurphywisch.com.

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