Barbara L. Sornsin, 83, passed away peacefully February 9, 2018 under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley at Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND. Barbara was born September 26, 1934 to Ralph and Ethel (Parsons) Hammerud. She attended Fargo Central High and later graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in business education. Barbara married the love of her life, John “Jack” Sornsin, February 2, 1957 in Fargo, ND. Barbara worked for the Army Corps of Engineers and Krieg and Sons Construction as a secretary for many years. She was a partner with her husband in Tri-State Adjustment Company until their retirement in 2002. She loved to spend her time doing ceramics, volunteering at the church, singing in the choir, reading, traveling, and she loved all animals. Barbara is survived by her husband, John; daughters, Catherine Matzke, Michelle Ackman; sons, Bradley (Connie) Sornsin, Patrick (Susan) Sornsin; sister, Marilyn Olson; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; son, John Sornsin. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley and The Alzheimer’s Association.

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  1. Hi Pat,
    Wanted to let you know Sherri and I are thinking of you and your family during this sad time.
    Your mom was a great person and I have fond memories of her while growing up in Fargo.
    Take Care
    Jim (Belf)

  2. Uncle Jack and Family
    Sharing in your sadness as we remember Aunt Barb. Barb has been a part of my life since she dated and married Uncle Jack. I have fond memories as a young girl of our family dinners and visits . Uncle Jack and Aunt Barb have always shared and supported my family in joyous times and sadness.. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers…
    Love Always
    Pat and Bill Bergen

  3. Jack & Family,
    Mary & I were saddened to hear of Barb’s passing. We prayer you can accept Barb has a new address and is at peace.

    Lee C. Johnson & Mary Teske

  4. Dear Sornsin Family,
    Barb was a part of BSF for many years, and I remember her fondly as a devout believer in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was in my discussion group 2 or 3 different years and shared her love for Jesus with us. Although I haven’t seen her, now, in several years, I will always remember her as a good friend.
    Karen Parrott

  5. Jack and family, Jodi and I are thinking of you and Cathy, Michelle, Brad, and Pat at this saddened time.
    We always enjoyed the many trips you and Barb made to Arizona and the visits we had with the both of you.
    It was fun listening to you two talk about my parents and how things were when you all grew up.Your mom was fun to listen to and I shall miss her. God bless all of you.

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