Emily “Emmy” Marie Just-Fleck, Age 60, of Mahtomedi, MN, peacefully took her last breath lovingly surrounded by family, her best friend, and her beloved kitties on Sunday, January 30, 2022, after a 7 year battle with early-onset Dementia.
Emily was born on July 8, 1961, in Minneapolis, MN. She was the second-youngest of 11 children, and grew up near the shores of White Bear Lake in the small city of Birchwood Village with her life-long friends, Colleen and Claudia Jefferson, and Nancy Maas. She graduated from White Bear Lake Mariner High School in 1979, and then on June 28, 1982, she married Randy Sorenson and they had 3 children, Nicole Marie, Jordan James, and Shelby May. In 1993, with 3 kids at home, Emily made the decision to go back to night-school, and completed her Nursing degree in the Spring of 1997. Emily was beyond proud of becoming a Registered Nurse - not only because she was able to show her children that success comes from working hard, but also because she was able to turn her love for helping people into a rewarding career. On December 31, 2002, Emily married her soulmate, Daryle Just, and welcomed his 3 children into her family. Emily and Daryle were inseparable from that moment on.