|Remembering Robert Sorlien Sr.|
Robert "Bob" J. Sorlien Sr., custodial supervisor, plant services, died Oct. 27 at Altru Hospital. He was 85.
Sorlien, the son of J. Palmer and Inez (Brown) Sorlien, was born June 13, 1923 in Grand Forks. He attended schools in Grand Forks. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served until being honorably discharged in 1946.
Sorlien married Marie Foltz Aug. 15, 1949, in Grand Forks. He worked at the Blue Bird Shoe Shop for 23 years and then at the University of North Dakota for over 25 years before retiring in 1988. He was a member of the DAV, VFW and the American Legion.
Sorlien is survived by Robert Sorlien Jr. (Shirley), Cheryl (Rod) Wawryk, Michael (Jane) Sorlien, Randy (Kristi) Sorlien, Pat (Honoria) Sorlien; 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marie, a son Ricky, granddaughters Katie Sorlien, Michelle Cooley and Erin Cooley.
Services were held at Wesley United Methodist Church, Grand Forks, on Oct. 30.