Obituaries from the week of December 11, 2013
Phyllis Neisess, 77
Phyllis Neisess, former Tracy resident and business owner, passed away in Staples, MN on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Condolences may be mailed to Dennis Neisess at 1702 8th St. NE #10, Staples, MN 56479.
Leland Sorbel, 70
Leland “Lee” O. Sorbel, 70, of Sparland, IL
passed away on Friday, November 29, 2013 at his home.
Lee was born on December 16, 1942 in Tracy, MN.
His parents were Orie and Mildred (Rykhus) Sorbel. He married Phyllis Brehmer
on August 30, 1964 at the Princeville United Methodist Church in Princeville.
Lee enjoyed hunting and fishing, and a member of the NRA. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He became the family’s genealogist doing research about his family.
Surviving is his wife, Phyllis; two sons, Jeff (Kym) Sorbel of Wilmington, NC and Joel (Lisa) Sorbel of Princeville; five grandchildren, Ethan, Laura, Sydney, Grace and Jake; one brother, Dennis (Evelyn) Sorbel, Sr. of Maple Park; several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews to include, Brigitte (Bob) Belau and their children, Rachel and Katherine of Brookings, SD.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Lee’s online memorial website may be viewed at