Lorene Sydel (Lageson) Sartell died Dec. 25, 2013, just days away from turning 95.

She was born Jan. 8, 1918, to Anna and Albert Lageson in Mabel. She was baptized and confirmed in the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel and attended and graduated from Mabel High School in 1936.

She and Vincent Sartell were married on Dec. 30, 1943, in the Mabel First Lutheran Church.

They began their lives together in Buffalo, N.Y., moving next to Decatur, Ill., and later moved to Lincoln, Neb., and still later to Arizona.

She is survived by one son, Peter Sartell of Mesa, Ariz.; a sister, Arvilla Allen of Cresco; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Sartell; one son, Timothy Sartell; and one sister, Ione Middlebrook.

Memorial services were held in Arizona.