Alice Edith Soorus, 97, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away peacefully on August 27, 2021 at Long Term Care. She was born March 30, 1924 to Alfred and Mable (Watson) Edwards.
Alice married Arvo Adolph Soorus on December 29, 1941. Alice was a wonderful and loving mother, mother in law, foster parent, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. She was a lifelong member of the First United Presbyterian Church. She spent many years at her Monocle Lake cabin, which she loved dearly. She loved watching freighters, quilting blankets, knitting baby sweaters, and watching her music channel Lawrence Welk. Alice loved traveling across the country with her sister Florence.
Alice is survived by her children, Leo (Inez) Soorus, John (Sharon) Soorus, Louise (Jerry) Ritter; daughter in law, Alegra Soorus; siblings, James Edwards and Marion Osborn; fourteen grandchildren, Travis Ritter, Tom Ritter, Todd Ritter, Laurie Glynn, Johnny Soorus, Shane Soorus, Scott Soorus, Steven Soorus, Sheri Spens, Kim Vincek, Kelly Dowd, Kathy Dowd, Terry Beaton, and Jennifer Rivers; twenty-one great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
Alice is preceded in death by her husband, Arvo; son, James Soorus; sisters, Eleanor Tockey and Florence Alexander; sister in law, Mary Edwards; and brother in law, Roy Osborn.
Thank you to all of the caregivers at Long Term Care for all of your loving support and going above and beyond for her and the family.
Visitation will be Thursday September 2, 2021 at the First United Presbyterian Church, 555 Bingham Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, from 10:00am until the time of the Memorial Service at 11:00am with Reverend Mark Gabbard officiating. Final resting place will be Hillcrest Cemetery in Raco, Michigan.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the First United Presbyterian Church in Alice’s name. Clark Hovie Galer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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