Dec. 30, 2021

Delores Loraine Sorenson passed away Dec. 30, peacefully in her sleep. Funeral was Saturday, Jan. 8, at Highland Community Church of Cokato. Spring interment will be in the Cokato City Cemetery.

Delores was born Feb. 29, 1929, to Mary and Chell Peterson at their family home in French Lake. The family moved to a farm near Kingston where she attended country school. She graduated from Cokato High School in 1947. After a short stint of working in the Twin Cities, she returned home to home care for her parents, who were in poor health. At the roller rink in Cokato she was introduced to Walter (Wally) Sorenson, where they danced as they skated. They were wed Jan. 22, 1953, at her sister's home in rural Cokato while Wally was home on leave from the Army. After he left the service, they farmed in rural Litchfield for a number of years. Wally later got a job at 3M and in 1968 they moved to Dassel. Besides being a homemaker, Delores became known as the "cake lady." She baked and decorated hundreds of birthday and wedding cakes. She taught cake decorating class through community education, training up a new generation of cake decorators. She was always active in the church, often taking a leadership role.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Violet (Arvid) Shuneson; brother Eldon (Helen) Peterson; sister Gladys Peterson.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Walter; sons, Allan (Rebecca), Boyd (Rachel), Tim (Natalie); and daughter Jann (Jason) May.

Arrangements are by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cokato and Howard Lake.