Dorie was born on March 21, 1931, daughter of Carl and Ella (Fust) Sorenson in Medford. She graduated Medford High School in 1949. She attended Taylor County Teacher’s College and later graduated from UW Steven Point. Her teaching career spanned 41 years at Pleasant Heights, Athens, and Abbotsford.
She enjoyed her involvement at the “Little Store” in Medford. One of her greatest joys was being church organist at her church.
On June 7, 1952 Dorie married Francis Eiden, they later divorced.
Dorie is survived by her children, Cindy (Randy) Blair of Abbotsford, Randy Eiden of Sheboygan, Lori (Dennis) Grambort of Medford, and Rock (Sandy) Eiden of Lake Wissota and Naples, FL; many happy times with her grandchildren, Nick Blair, Justin (Misty) Blair, Heidi (Todd) Richter, Lindsey (Matt) Ried, Jen (Adam) Sutton, Abbey (Travis) Frischmann, Molly (Andy) Teigen, Jack Eiden, Wyatt Eiden, Brianna Cramer, and Kayla Cramer; Her most precious memories were times with her little great-grandchildren, Peyton, Paisley, Parker, Meadow, Nevadah, Hoyt, Kenzie, Brooke, Jada, Tristian, Connor, and Caroline. She is further survived by family friend Pat Schultz.
She was preceded in death by her parents and former husband, Francis.
Dorie’s family would like to thank the staff of Country Gardens Assisted Living for their care and kindness shown to Dorie during her stay; also to Hope Hospice for their care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Dorie’s name may be given to the church.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com
Deceased’s Funeral Arrangements: Funeral Services for Dorie will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Community United Church of Christ, with Pastor Mary Jo Laabs officiating. Burial will follow at Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Community United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 12:00 PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM.