Ralph D. Sorum, 76, of Burnsville died at the University of Minnesota Hospital Oct. 16, 2013.

He was born to Lloyd and Mabel Sorum of Lanesboro on July 1, 1937.

He was a graduate of the University of Minnesota, a longtime employee of Control Data and also a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He enjoyed time with friends and family and long weekends at the lake.

He is survived by wife, Carol "Nikki"; daughters, LeAnn (Gary) Olson, JoAnn (Robin) Drake and Janel (Allen) Pecinovsky; a step-daughter, Terri (Daryl) Wherley; a step-son, Scott (Michelle) Enter; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Sorum.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Lanesboro with visitation one-half hour prior to service. The service will be officiated by Ralph's grandson, the Rev. Nicholas Drake, and the Rev. Kerry Eversole.