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Anita Connelly

July 27, 1943 — October 28, 2017

Anita Connelly, 74, formerly of Baker, Minnesota died on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Oakes Assisted Living in Oakes, North Dakota with her family surrounding her. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Baker, MN with Pastor Lorelee Benz officiating.  Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, rural Sabin, MN.  Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM, Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville, MN with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM.  Anita Jean Sorum was born July 27, 1943 to Joe and Eleanor (Engelson) Sorum in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. Anita graduated from Barnesville High School in 1961.  After graduating she worked at Northwestern Bell in Fargo, North Dakota.  On November 14, 1964 she was united in marriage to Michael Connelly at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Barnesville. For many years Anita raised her family and helped manage the household and the farm. She always made sure meals were made for her children and the farm hands. In the 1980’s she returned to work as a receptionist, and worked until 2006 when she retired. Anita was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Baker.  She always lived life to the fullest.  Anita will be remembered for always taking care of others first and her love of family and her famous chocolate chip cookies. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, ceramics, working in her flower beds and especially shopping at the yellow dot sale at Herberger’s. Anita is survived by her two children:  Marc (Lesley) Connelly, Hillsboro, ND and Kristi (Warren) Moe, Oakes, ND; 6 grandchildren:   Shenay, Jake, and Michael Connelly, Shayla (Matt) Heine and Shelby Moe; sister Judy (Frank) Thompson, Audubon, MN; sister-in-law Marge (Gerald) Barth, Yankton, SD; and several nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by many other special friends who were near and dear to her. She was preceded in death by her husband Mike of 50 years; parents; sister Betty (Virgel) “Gootch” Tableman; one brother-in-law John; and two sisters-in-law: Gail Suko and Gretchen Olsgaard.  Please keep the Connelly family in your thoughts and prayers. Anita's Memorial Folder
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