Julia A. Sorquist

November 04, 1937 ‒ January 10, 2018

Butler, Ohio

Julia A. Sorquist, 80, of Butler passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

The daughter of Albert and Bessie (Freed) Hitchman, Julia was born November 4, 1937 in Butler and graduated from Butler High School.

Hard working, as a young woman, Julia worked at Therm-O-Disc.  Later she was employed at the Flxible Bus Company and more recently Hi-Stat.  When able, she’d tend to her flower gardens and was also known for her skillfulness in refinishing furniture.  Julia made the best homemade cookies.  Her holiday cutout cookies were family favorites.

Most of all Julia was proud of her Butler roots and close-knit large extended family.  An independent and confident lady, she especially loved her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Robert (Suzanne) Sorquist and Renee (Ronald) Nussbaum all of Butler; grandchildren Angela (Scott) Palmer, Elizabeth Speckert, Brandi (Michael) Sauter, and Rodney Nussbaum; great grandchildren Lauren, Layne, Jackson, Cooper, and Caiden; sisters Roxanne McAuley and Connie Workman; sisters-in-law Eleanor and Maxine Hitchman; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings Helen (Virgil) Hess, Evelyn (Charles) Divelbiss, Marjorie (Merle) Hassinger, Marion (Royal) Gatton, Gustava Freed Teeter, Albert (Frankie) Hitchman, Richard Hitchman, and James Hitchman; brothers-in-law Richard McAuley and Robert Workman.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 15, 2018 from 4-7pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be Tuesday at 11am.  Burial will follow in Zion Four Corners Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Worthington Township-Butler Fire and Rescue or the Butler Adult Life Center Nutrition Program may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Rob ,Suzie and family, so sorry for your loss .we always enjoyed her company at the Halloween gathering.

  • I am very sorry for your families loss. I will always remember her cheerful smile, her sweet hello, & how she was so happy to give me such helpful advice when I purchased my first piece of furniture to refinish. Such a lovely lady. You are all in my prayers.

  • We are so sad to hear this and are praying for you all during this difficult time. Rick and Linda McAuley

  • Dear Sorquist Family,
    I was sorry to hear of Julia”s passing. I knew her when attending Butler High School
    and her giving manner, loaning me (or giving me) some of her formals to wear to school concerts and proms. My thoughts and prayers for comfort go out to you all.

    Sandy Dall Sealey ’61

  • Rob, Renee, and family…so sorry for your loss. I loved to talk with Julie, she would tell me stories of the family when we worked together at Hitchmans. She was a hard worker and fun to work with. She could be very witty! Thinking of you all in this time of saddness, and praying for God’s comforting arms to surround you all. Halene Brokaw

  • So sorry for your loss I always enjoyed talking to Julia as she was very pleasant and with a smile. She and I went to school from the first grade to graduation and she was always upbeat and happy. God be with you during this time.

  • Angie and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Keep all of those loving memories close to your heart and she will live forever. Love Dick and Jan Shafer

  • I was so sorry to hear of Rob’s mother’s passing. You are in our thoughts as you remember her life and cherish happy memories. Love coming your way.
    Carol Liles

  • Rob and Renee, We are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our prayers are with you and your families.

  • wow I was so sorry to hear about Julia’s passing .We were going to sit on my front porch this summer and watch the people go by. She was a great lady! I will miss talking to her when Roxie and Julia would come to the store. I am praying for the whole family. She was loved.

  • To all the family,
    Our heartfelt prayers are with you all at this time. Godspeed Julia!
    Janet and David Sauter and family
    Middletown, OH

  • Rob & Renee… so sorry to hear the passing of your mother. She was a great lady and always had a laugh and smile each time I would see her! May you keep your loving memories of her close to your heart.
    Hugs and prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻