Fair Meadow Nursing Home
April 2020
Resident of the Month

Maxine Sorenson

Maxine Christine Sorenson was born September 9, 1933 to Edgar and Lillian Sorenson in Moorhead, MN. As a child, they lived in many areas, finally settling back home in Gonvick. She attended Windsor country school and graduated from Gonvick High School in 1952.

Maxine went to nurses training and became an LPN. She worked at Fosston Hospital and Bethesda Hospital in Crookston before marrying Jimmy Langved on August 11, 1956. She stayed home to raise her boys. She gardened and helped with the cattle, canned and baked, along with the day to day responsibilities of raising boys and trying to keep them from killing each other. ?? (They can all tell the story of Craig and the blue paint, or the bees, Jeff and the water trough, or about the day the same window was broken three times!)

Jimmy passed away in 2004 and soon after Maxine sold the farm to Jeff and moved to Fair Meadow Assisted Living. She moved to Fair Meadow Nursing Home in February of 2020.

Maxine has 4 sons: Mark (Kristy), Craig (Brenda), Jeff and Jon. She has 7 grandchildren: Jessie (Kevin) Nephew, Doda (Carter) Nolte, Hannah (Jason) Chisholm, Brook (Cody) Nuernberg, Stephen (Kimberly Bear), Garth and Toni (Brandon Kelley) Langved. She also has 8 great-grandchildren: Ivan, Hailey, Stella, Russell, Ryder, Eden, KeneDee and Grayson.