Clara Sorlie Schrade

Clara “Sorlie” (Sizer) Schrade passed away on October 31, 2020 at Ave Maria Village in Jamestown, ND.

Sorlie was born September 29, 1926 to parents Charles and Leona (Ambuel) Sizer in Wimbledon, ND. She grew up and attended school in the Wimbledon area. Sorlie married Alfred Schrade on June 29, 1945 shortly after he returned from military service oversees. They lived and raised their family in Kensal, ND until 1989 when they moved to Jamestown. Sorlie was an avid golfer into her 90’s and enjoyed playing golf with her sister-in-law and sister any chance she got. She also enjoyed cooking amazing food for family and friends, playing cards and doing needlecrafts such as knotting, embroidery and crochet. Sorlie treasured time spent with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Al; her sisters, Mavis Roberts and Lavern Nogosek; and brother, Myron.

Sorlie is survived by her three children, Terry Schrade, Willow Park, TX, Deb (Marlyn) Vatne, Wildrose, ND, and Lana (Russ) Obenchain; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Sizer and Bruce (Sharon) Shockley, both Wimbledon, ND; sister-in-law, Barbara Sizer and brother-in-law, Bob Schrade, both of Jamestown.

No services are planned at this time; however, a burial and luncheon will be held at a later date to be announced. The family asks in lieu of flowers or memorials, please honor Sorlie by social distancing and wearing a mask.

Arrangements are in the care of Williams Funeral Home, Jamestown.

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