Suzette Morton Sorenson, 96, daughter of the late June and Charles Morton passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 22, 2022 at Fairhaven in Whitewater after a short illness, with her family at her side.
Suzette met her husband Ed at Lauderdale Lakes; they drew each other’s names to participate in a scavenger hunt at age 13; they were married 12 years later in a garden wedding at Greenhurst Cottage on May 27, 1950. Sue and Ed recently celebrated their 72nd Wedding Anniversary, setting a wonderful goal for the rest of her family, which was most important to her. They have lived in a number of states and moved 14 times before settling in Hinsdale Illinois, Naples Florida and most recently Whitewater Wisconsin. Through the years they have always returned to Lauderdale Lakes and enjoyed the beautiful and bucolic family setting of Greenhurst Cottage at Lauderdale Lakes where, as a youth, she enjoyed swimming, sailing, horseback riding and tennis. She graduated from Sweet Briar College near Lynchburg, Virginia with an A.B. in Sociology. Suzette is a direct descendant of John Morton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Suzette was a very gracious lady who enjoyed the company of many friends, she was a dedicated member of PEO, a Sunday school teacher and scout leader. She enjoyed bridge, reading all sorts of articles and stories and caring for her family. She had an early continuing interest in recycling and taught us all to conserve water, waste nothing and enjoy what we have – she would often volunteer to help in various recycling and social organizations. She was a wonderful wife, mother, Nana and friend to all, always caring and reflecting such kindness through her writing of wonderful notes.
She is survived by her loving husband Ed Sorenson; her three children: Jack (Nancy) Sorenson, Peggy (Dan) Sorenson/Collins and Richard (Tracey) Sorenson. Grandchildren: John (Whitney) Sorenson, James (Shaye) Sorenson and Lori (Joshua) Koeppel, Avery (Eric) Vivian and Katie (Ross) Barrett. Great grandchildren: Henry Sorenson, Laine Sorenson, Olivia Koeppel, Grant Sorenson, Miles Sorenson, Addison Koeppel, Ruby Sorenson, Sydney Koeppel, Eloise Sorenson, Brinley Barrett and Arthur Sorenson. She was preceded in death by her parents June and Charles Morton and her brother Robert Morton and sister Elizabeth (Morton) Jordan.
The family is planning a Celebration of Life at Greenhurst Cottage on July 2nd, 2022, gathering at 11:00 AM; all friends and family are welcome. Suzette’s wish was for donations to be made to the charity of your choice or to the Bethel Church in Elkhorn, Wisconsin in lieu of Flowers.