Shirley J. Sorenson, 77, of Eau Claire, WI passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Shirley Was born January 1, 1942 in Afton, MN, the daughter of the late George and Gladys (Bahneman) Briggs.

Shirley loved her family and anything to do with them. She loved her crafts, whether it was crochet, beading or any type of needle work.

Shirley is survived her children, Dwayne (Annette), Robert, Suzanne, and Gary Sorenson; grandchildren, Nathan, Adam, Travis and Blake; 8 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ray, Betty, Violet, Marion; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; grandson Steven Sorenson and a sister Beverly.

Services will be private.

Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at