Carla Sorensen Schlegel
July 27, 1918 – August 5, 2019
Mrs. Carla Schlegel of Longwood Florida, departed this earth on August 5, 2019, at the age of 101. Carla (Sorensen) Schlegel was born to Christ and Mary (Johnsen) Sorensen July 27, 1918 in Yankton SD. She was raised on the family farm just outside of Vermillion, SD. Mrs. Schlegel graduated from The University of South Dakota, where she was very active with the Chi Omega Sorority. She returned to the University to work for I.D. Weeks, who was University President from 1935 to 1966, before moving to Chicago where she married Russel Schlegel. Russel’s career as a corporate executive meant they traveled extensively and lived at various locations throughout the country before retiring to Florida in 1978. They moved to The Village on the Green in Longwood, Florida in 1993, where Mrs. Schlegel was living at the time of death. Mrs. Schlegel very much enjoyed golf, playing almost to age 90, as well as bocce ball and her retirement community activities. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, brother Morten Sorensen, and Sister-in-law Norma Sorensen. She is survived by her niece Nancy (Sorensen) Clark (Omaha NE); nephews Kirk (Dawn Nelson) Sorensen (Vermillion SD); Scot (Mary) Sorensen (Yankton SD); step-son Allen Schlegel (Edmond OK); grandsons Steven Schlegel (Edmond OK), Kevin Schlegel (Carlsbad CA and their mother Violet Dyer; and grandson Bradley Roselle (Omaha NE).
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Florida. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift in Carla’s name to the Danish Lutheran Cemetery, c/o Ernie Jensen, Treasurer, 45437 River Drive Meckling SD 57069. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.baldwinfairchildivanhoe.com.