Clazena “Chuck” Sorum

July 23, 1933 - February 7, 2019

Visitation: Visitation will be Monday from 4- 8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. A prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.

Service: Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Canton Lutheran Church. Private family burial will take place prior to the service.

      Clazena “Chuck” (Mediema) Sorum of Canton was called home to our Lord on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the age of 85.  She was born July 23, 1933 to Dick and Anna (Reinalda) Miedema on a farm near Rock Valley, Iowa. “Chuckie” to all who knew her, was a caring and hardworking individual who touched many lives.  She married Robert H. Sorum in 1956 and raised their 5 children on the family farm just south of Canton.  Clazena worked at the Rock Valley Bakery and Fairview Grocery Store before she was married and later spent 18 years working at the Canton Good Samaritan Center in Canton.  She enjoyed taking trips and spending time with family, friends and especially her grandchildren.  Clazena received the Jefferson Award for public service and volunteerism. The Jefferson award is given at local levels to ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant child, her husband Robert and her son Asaf Sorum.  Her brothers Pete, George, Raymond, Clarence and her sister Anna Miedema also preceded her in death.  She is survived by her sons Roger (Karen) Bastrop, TX, Clifford (Janet) Canton, SD, Jeffrey (Jolynn) Hudson, SD, her daughter Roxanne Wolfe Lubbock, TX, 5 grandchildren, Nathan (Caylee) Sorum, Olivia Liesinger, Clayton Sorum, Elliott Hardy, Preston Wolfe, 2 great grandchildren Griffin Sorum and Aspen Liesinger, her sister Winnie Fredrickson Alcester, SD and special friends.

Visitation will be at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton from 4 p.m. – 8 pm on Monday.   Family will be present from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.  The funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Canton Lutheran Church.   A private burial will be held prior to the funeral.

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  1. Marian Wallenburg on February 9, 2019 said:

    My Sincere Sympathy to the Sorum Family in the loss of your Mother. Her and I worked at the Canton Good Samaritan. My Love and Prayers as you Mourn Her Passing.

  2. Casey & Cindy Havelaar on February 10, 2019 said:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family of Clazena (“Chuck”) Sorum. Clazena (“Chuck”) Sorum was a great lady & loved spending time with her children,grandchildren & great grandchildren. Clazena (“Chuck”) Sorum always was a friendly person & invited you into her house for conversation & a cup of coffee. Clazena (“Chuck”) will be missed by all.

  3. Barbara (Standley) Jones on February 11, 2019 said:

    To “Chuck” Sorum family,
    I am so sorry to hear your Ma bear was called home. She was so sweet, kind, thoughtful and always had a smile on her face. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families.

  4. CARLA MCMURRY-KOZAK on February 12, 2019 said:

    Prayers to all of you at this time and always. Many fond memories… Mom will miss her dearly
    The McMurry Families
    Rachel McMurry
    John and Katherine McMurry
    Carla and Doug McMurry-Kozak
    Diane McMurry
    Brent and Suzanne McMurry
    Renee and Brit McMurry-Gilman

  5. Jan and Barb Gillespie on February 12, 2019 said:

    Chuck was such a treasure to our community. She was such a good neighbor a good friend and all-around good good person. We will miss her. Peace to the family.

  6. Ron Amundson on February 23, 2019 said:

    Dear Roger, Cliff, and the rest of the Sorum family,

    I read that you Mom passed away, and I want to offer my thoughts and prayers to all of you. It was a great neighborhood to grow up in, and your family was a big part of it. I didn’t know your Mom as well as your Dad, but I remember going there to buy our milk when I was a kid.

    My best wishes to all of you.

    Ron Amundson, Orinda CA