March 5, 1943 ~ January 27, 2015
Earl “Babe” Allan Sorby, Fargo, ND, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at his home. He was born on March 5, 1943 to Melvin and Lestie (Oas) Sorby in Moorhead, MN. He grew up in Moorhead and graduated from Moorhead High School. Earl then attended NDSU where he earned a degree in mathematics. Earl was employed at Branick Industries for over 40 years, and retired as a senior designer.
In 1964 he was united in marriage to Yvonne Christianson in Horace, ND. The couple made their home in Fargo where they raised their two children.
Earl was an avid golfer and was on bowling and softball leagues for many years. He was a loving and generous father and grandfather. He cherished the time he spent with his friends from the Moorhead VFW.
He is survived by his children, Eric (Lori) Sorby, Rona Sorby and Kristopher Burke; siblings, Duane (Bev) Sorby, Celia Anderson, Gloria (Gerald) Engen, and Virginia (John) Anderson; grandchildren, Alex, Mia, Blake, LaKeshia, and Michael; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Dorothy, Margaret, and Dennis.