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Arla Shirley Sorom, age 94, of Wells, MN, died Monday, March 25, 2019 at Parkview Care Center in Wells, MN. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells with Pr. Mary Iverson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be at a later date. The family prefers memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family.

Arla was born November 11, 1924 in Wells, MN, the daughter of Adolph and Ada (Grote) Giese. Arla was united in marriage to Herbert Meyer, November 20, 1941 in Wells. Together they had two children, James Meyer and Barbara Jean Kjos. Herbert died in 1954. Arla was united in marriage to Jim Sorom, June 14, 1958 in Wells, MN. Arla was greatly involved in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and was the Funeral Lunch Coordinator for many years. She enjoyed quilting and was a big card player. She loved to play bridge with her bridge club and enjoyed reading a good book. In her younger years, she crocheted a lot. She baked the best pumpkin pie and was a tremendous cook and baker. Arla loved her grandchildren and was fair and generous to them.

Arla is preceded in death by her parents; husbands Herbert Meyer and Jim Sorom; sisters: Jane Dawson, Gladean Groskreutz and Lois (William) Groskreutz; brothers: Dale and Elwood Giese; brothers-in-law: Laverne Stern, Clair Friday and Robert Dawson.

She is survived by her children: James (Colleen) Meyer of Minneapolis, MN and Barbara Jean Kjos (Carl) of Willmar, MN; 3 grandchildren: Kimberly (Michael) Bland of Eden Prairie, MN, Mollie Meyer of Los Angeles, CA and Andy Meyer of Minneapolis, MN; 2 great-grandchildren: Addison and Nikko Phillips; sister: RuthAnn Friday of Marshalltown, IA; brothers: David (Geraldine) Giese and Paul Howard (Shizuko) Giese; along with many nieces and nephews.