Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Dell Rapids. Interment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. with the family present at 5:00 p.m. and the Christian Wake Service beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Kahler Funeral Home. There will be a Rosary to follow the wake service. To leave condolences please visit www.kahlerfh.com
Fern Annabelle Sorensen was born to Nels and Mrytle Sorensen on July 16th, 1928 in Flandreau, South Dakota. She attended Trent High School and was named Valedictorian of her class. She worked as a flower designer for Ruth Graham. She then worked for Michaels and JC Penny and Dr. Bollinger, where she was dental assistant.
On July 20th, 1946 Mom married Verdus Ace Park in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. Mom and Dad lived in several area communities until settling in Dell Rapids where since 1952 they owned and operated Parks Meat Market and Locker along with Ace’s brothers Ken and Tim. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Altar Society and the Red Hat Ladies. She enjoyed going to movies, plays and her grandchildren.
Fern passed away on Monday, October 8, 2012 at her home. She was 84 preceded in death by her parents, Nels and Myrtle Sorenson, her husband, Verdus “Ace” Park, and her sisters, Lila Garscia and Joyce Kemp.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Angela Gibson and her husband Gary of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Lance Park and his wife Ann of Brookings, South Dakota, Tony Park and his wife Patti of Bentonville, Arkansas, Penne Lane and her husband Steve of Omaha, Nebraska, and Babs Newman and her husband Glen of Austin, Minnesota; her 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; her two sisters, Viola Wangberg of Tucson, Arizona, Polly Uilk of Longmont, Colorado, and her brother Richard Sorenson of Corzet, Virgina.