Kaitlyn &uot;Katie&uot; Ann McSorley, 5, of Elbow Lake, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, as a result of an auto accident. She was born on Nov. 21, 1994, in Fergus Falls, the daughter of Jeffrey S. and Stacie A. (McCann) McSorley. After her birth, the family lived in Elbow Lake and Barnesville. They returned to the Elbow Lake area in the summer of 2000, where Katie was enrolled in kindergarten. She enjoyed spending time with her father in the shop, practicing riding her bike, playing with Barbies, Pokemon, and climbing trees. She loved to watch Cartoon Network, and help around the yard and house. Her nicknames were &uot;Pop-eye&uot; and &uot;Katydid.&uot; Katie had a special bond with her sister, Christy. Preceding her in death were her grandfather, Steven McCann; and an aunt, Ruth Janssen. Survivors include her parents, Jeff and Stacie McSorley of Elbow Lake; two sisters, Christina &uot;Christy&uot; at home, and Brittany &uot;Britt&uot; McSorley of New York Mills; grandparents, Sandy and Patrick O’Connor of Omaha, Neb., and Richard and Arlene McSorley of Fargo; great-grandparents, Fred and Ruth Kertscher of Detroit Lakes; and her aunts and uncles, Sherri and Mark Sanderson, Steven and Janell McCann, Sharon and Ted Poor, Rick and Cindy McSorley, Jenny and Terri Buzbee, Mark McSorley, and Brad Janssen; and numerous cousins. Visitation is planned Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m., with a public prayer service at 7 p.m., at Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls. Burial is planned at a later date in Knollwood Memorial Gardens in Fergus Falls. Rudy Henstorf Rudy Henstorf, 86, of Perham, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Perham Memorial Home. He was born Oct. 31, 1914, in Erie Township near Wolf Lake, the son of Henry and Sophie (Cook) Henstorf. He attended country school and lived in the Perham area all his life. During World War II, he was a Fireman 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy. On May 23, 1947, he married Frances Quittschreiber. He worked as a truck driver for Elton Jorlen Trucking and the Perham Elevator. He loved to fish, hunt and watch baseball, being a big Minnesota Twins fan. Survivors include his wife, Frances; a son, Gary (Sheila) of Ottertail; three daughters, Cheryl (Ray) Ackerman of New York Mills, Carol Henstorf of Fergus Falls and Paula Henstorf of New York Mills; two grandchildren, Josh and Jennifer Hanratty; and a brother, Albert of Wolf Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Ernst. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham, with the Rev. Henry Buchholz officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Perham. No visitation is planned. Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham is in charge of arrangements. Merle Henderson Merle Henderson, 67, of Battle Lake, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at his home. Arrangements are pending with Belmont Funeral Home in Henning. Loyle Butcher Loyle Donald Butcher, 77, of Nisswa, formerly of Fergus Falls, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at his home. He was born Feb. 16, 1923, the son of Francis Merton and Ora Olive (Shipler) Butcher of Fergus Falls. He attended Fergus Falls High School and graduated from there in 1942. Funeral services were Oct. 27, at Northland Funeral Home in Pequot Lakes, with Deacon David Craig officiating. Burial was in Pequot Lakes Village Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Jenkins VFW and the American Legion of Nisswa.

Load comments