July 19, 1919-Jan. 5, 2008
ARAPAHOE -- Arline Frances Sorensen, 88, died Saturday (Jan. 5, 2008) at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe.
She was born July 19, 1919, at Indianola to Francis J. and Lily E. (Wood) Madden. She grew up on the family farm north of Indianola and attended grade school at Frontier County District No. 27.
In 1937, after graduating from Havana High School north of Indianola, she worked as a domestic helper for various families in McCook. During this time she married Stewart Cacy. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and was stationed on the West Coast. While there, she worked for an aircraft manufacturer and at a cannery. After the war ended, the couple returned to Indianola. They later divorced.
She moved to McCook and worked as a practical nurse at St. Catherine's Hospital and later married Lloyd W. Sorensen. They moved to Arapahoe where they started Lloyd's Painting and Decorating and Lloyd's Color Center. He died in 1968. She worked at Better Buys in Oxford and at Becton Dickinson in Holdrege before taking early retirement in 1985 to care for her mother.
She was a member of St. Germanus Catholic Church and Altar Society of Arapahoe.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant daughter, Arline Frances Cacy; a sister, Alice Walker; brothers-in-law, Emert Farr and Soren Sorensen; and sisters-in-law, Delores Madden and Lenore Sorensen.
Survivors include her son, Michael and wife, Sherry Cacy of Arapahoe; two brothers, James Madden of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and William and wife, Sarah Madden of Alpine, Calif.; two sisters, Denelda and husband, Bernard Schermerhorn of La Mesa, Calif., and Loretta Gail Farr of Kearney; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Germanus Catholic Church in Arapahoe with the Rev. Robert Barnhill officiating. Burial will be at Arapahoe Cemetery in Arapahoe.
The rosary will be said prior to the Mass beginning at 9:45 a.m., at the church.
Viewing and visitation is Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe.
Condolences and personal reflections can be left online at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com
Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe is in charge of arrangements.