He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Viola Sorensen, in 2005, and was the last of six children.
He was a World War II veteran of the Navy serving in the Construction Battalion “Seabees” as a crane operator on a ship. He was a former 39-year employee with Roper manufacturing in Kankakee, Ill., and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his son, Gerald Sorensen and his wife, Donna, of Cleveland; four grandchildren: Penny Carolin of Tempe, Ariz., Douglas Sorensen of Cleveland, Danielle Bradford of Las Vegas and Patrick Sorensen of Cleveland; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family is not planning any public services at this time.
The North Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes has charge of arrangements.
Please share your memories and or condolences with Mr. Sorensen’s family at http://www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.