May 07, 2016
- 2:00 PM
Margaret Ann Sorum, age 94, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. She was born January 31, 1922 in Hillsboro, N.D. to Elvin and Anna Sorum. The family resided in Amenia where Margaret graduated from high school. She went on to graduate from Fargo Business College. For 50 years, she brought her classic personality to the Amenia Seed and Grain Company, where she was a dedicated secretary/office manager. She served many years as the auditor for the City of Amenia. Margaret proudly served on North Dakota Governor William L. Guy’s inaugural ball committee—the four-term governor also a resident of Amenia. Her love and pride in North Dakota was illustrated by her support of the All Veterans Memorial, located on the State Capitol Grounds in Bismarck. Throughout her life, she supported the Democratic-NPL Party. Margaret was a Titanic enthusiast as Amenia has a unique connection to the historic ship, with its prominent businessman, Herbert Fuller Chaffee, having perished in its sinking. She was a “golden” member of Fargo’s Sons of Norway Kringen Lodge #25. Margaret was an absolute movie buff, with Turner Classics being a favorite. Her appreciation for music was wide, spanning the genres of country to classical. She enjoyed many years at her lake cottage on Middle Cormorant and had a great love for her dogs—GiGi, Susie and Mitzi. Somehow Margaret was able to find herself in the right place at the right time. One day, after having her hair styled by good friend, Stella, at the Gardner Hotel, she spotted Liberace standing outside in the pouring rain. Margaret, a Cadillac enthusiast, owning at least three during her lifetime, was happy to provide him a ride to his concert destination in one of them. People of all ages cherished Margaret’s friendship. She was everything to her family, offering unconditional love and support, always dressed to the nines.
She is survived by niece-in-law, Margie Silver, Fargo; great-nieces, Leslie Silver, Fargo; Elizabeth Silver, Brasilia, Brazil; Alexandra Silver, Moorhead; great-nephew-in-law, Ze Carlos Lopes; great-great-nieces, Estella Francisca Silver Lopes and Willa Marie Silver Lopes, Brasilia, Brazil. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elvin and Anna Sorum; sister, Evelyn Sorum Silver Gifford; and beloved nephew, Bill Silver. Skol—to a long beautiful life!