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Joan M. Sorby

Published April 16,2020

Obituary's Biography:

Joan Marie Sorby, age 80, a resident of Gages Lake, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.  She was born June 14, 1939 in Diamond Lake.  Joan was a die-hard Minnesota Vikings fan who was family-oriented.  She also loved her sweets.  She was the life the party and was a friend to all and loved by all. Joan is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roger, whom she married on February 1, 1958; her children, Kelly Sorby of Milwaukee, WI, Keith Sorby of Grayslake, and Tracy (Paul) Whitmer of Gages Lake; her grandchildren, Ryan (Tanya Sorby-Nelson) Sorby of Gurnee, Holly Sorby of Wildwood, Derek Sorby of Lake Villa, Britnee (Billy) Jones of Gages Lake and Kyle Whitmer of Gages Lake; four great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Andrea Gilchist of Bradenton, FL and Tommy Christensen of Washington.  Visitation and services will be held privately.  Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL.  For information, call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

4 replies on “Joan M. Sorby”

  1. Joan was a great lady. Always had a smile and made sure that no one sat alone at an event.
    She will be missed at family gatherings and neighborhood celebrations. Hugs

    Donna Goorsky

  2. Joannie was an awesome lady and will be greatly missed.

    XOXO 😘 Rob and Mendy and family

  3. I know what you’re going through I not only lost my father in of December of last year. I lost my biological and my adopted mother in an 8 year span. .
    My condolences to the family. May you find peace and tranquility in this trying time in your lives.

  4. Al and I are very sorry for your loss. She was such a friendly, welcoming person, always a wave or cheerful greeting. Her laugh was contagious. Very special lady. Our thoughts are with the whole family at this difficult time. Former neighbors Sallie Goding and Al Beaber

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