Alberta M. Sorg, 87, of Defiance, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012, surrounded by family.
She was born in Hoagland, Indiana, on October 24, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Weiss) Rauner. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a graduate of Central Catholic in Fort Wayne. She had been a secretary at General Electric in Fort Wayne until her marriage. Alberta married Aloysius "Al" Sorg on Oct. 16, 1948, and he died Aug. 21, 1989.
Throughout her life, she enjoyed raising five children, traveling, needlework, playing cards (especially bridge) and gardening. Her favorite sport teams were the Bears, the Cubs and Notre Dame. Diagnosed with MS in 1969, she never complained while being confined to a wheelchair since 1975, with limited eyesight. She smiled though it all. She had a special place in her heart for her care-giving granddaughter, Nichole T. Wichman.
She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Janet (Phil) Wichman of Vero Beach, Fla., Jo Ann Nolan of Defiance, Susan (Tom) Iskalis of Naperville, Illinois; and sons, Stephen Sorg of Defiance and Joseph (Linda) Sorg of Huron, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband, Al; sisters, Myrtle Rauner and Della Haslup; a brother, Harold Rauner; and a daughter-in-law, Penny Sorg.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Saturday with Father Randy Giesige officiating. Visitation is today from 3-8 p.m. at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home with a 7:30 p.m. vigil service. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Yoder, Indiana.
Suggested memorials are to St. Mary Catholic Church, the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.defiancefuneralhome.com. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.