Gordon D. Sorum, 75 of Fargo, formerly Barnesville, Minnesota died Thursday, August 21, 2008 in the Palliative Care Unit of MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Funeral service will be Tuesday, August 26 at 11:00 in Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Barnesville with Pastor Carlton Andersen officiating. Rosie Carr will serve as soloist accompanied by organist Shelly Holmstrom. Pallbearers will be Merle Nelson, Isaac Johnson, Eric Krueger, David Krueger, Chris Beck and Richard Johnson. Military Honors will be performed by the members of the V.F.W. Post4628 and the American Legion Post 153, both of Barnesville. Visitation will be Monday from 5 " 8 in the Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville. Interment will be in City Cemetery, Barnesville. Gordon, son of Melvin and Martha (Nygaard) Sorum, was born April 12, 1933 in Barnesville where he attended school and grew to manhood. He was raised on the farm and graduated from Barnesville High School in 1951. After high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force in the early part of the Korean War. He held a top secret clearance and served as a communications supervisor in the Pacific Islands, Iowa, Newfoundland, and Florida. He was known as the "Kid Sergeant" after being promoted to that rank when barely 19 years of age. Gordon married Teresa Anhalt on July 7, 1956 in Hampton, Iowa. He was honorably discharged, a Staff Sergeant, in Florida after 8 years of active service. He then attended college and was also hired to manage Interstate Printing Co., a commercial company which was owned by Interstate Business College and upon completion joined the IRS in 1962. He served four years as a computer programmer and analyst at the IRS National Office in Washington, D.C. He became an IRS Revenue Officer in North Dakota until his retirement in 1988. He then worked for the Federal Credit Union in Fargo, retiring as its manager in 1996. In the 1951 senior class prophecy, it was projected that in 1971, he would be working in the FBI building in Washington D.C. Actually, he was working in the IRS headquarters building across the street from the FBI building at that time. He continued to live in Fargo until the time of his death. Gordon was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Barnesville. He was also a member of the V.F.W. Post 4628 and American Legion Post 153 both of Barnesville. Gordon loved spending time with is grandchildren. He was an avid fan of the Twins and Vikings and enjoyed working on cars. He enjoyed his time at the lakes. He loved animals and enjoyed his hobby farm which included horses, pheasants, and pigs just to name a few. Gordon is survived by one son, Ronald (Gail Hanson) Sorum of West Fargo; two daughters, Diane Sorum of Moorhead and Peggy (Lasse Moklegaard) Sorum of Santa Barbara, California; five grandchildren, Isaac Johnson of Dilworth, Eric Krueger of Fargo, David Krueger of Minot, North Dakota, Elizabeth (Annie) Krueger and Ryan Sorum both at home in Moorhead. He is also survived by one brother, Milton (Marilyn) Sorum of Moorhead and one sister, Marion (Harold) Haugrud of rural Barnesville. Gordon is preceded in death by his parents.