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Dear Classes of 1950, 1975, 1977, 1980 and 1981:

This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Barbara Sornsin on Friday, Feb. 9th.

Barbara was the wife of John Sornsin ('50) and the mother of Catherine (Sornsin) Matzke ('75), Michelle (Sornsin) Ackman ('77), Bradley Sornsin ('80), Patrick Sornsin ('81), and the late John Sornsin.



Barbara L. Sornsin, 83, passed away peacefully February 9, 2018 under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley at Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND.

Barbara was born September 26, 1934 to Ralph and Ethel (Parsons) Hammerud. She attended Fargo Central High and later graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in business education. Barbara married the love of her life, John “Jack” Sornsin, February 2, 1957 in Fargo, ND. Barbara worked for the Army Corps of Engineers and Krieg and Sons Construction as a secretary for many years. She was a partner with her husband in Tri-State Adjustment Company until their retirement in 2002. She loved to spend her time doing ceramics, volunteering at the church, singing in the choir, reading, traveling, and she loved all animals.

Barbara is survived by her husband, John; daughters, Catherine Matzke, Michelle Ackman; sons, Bradley (Connie) Sornsin, Patrick (Susan) Sornsin; sister, Marilyn Olson; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; son, John Sornsin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley and The Alzheimer’s Association.

Funeral Mass - Saturday

February 17, 2018
- 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior.

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo




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