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Harold Christian Sorensen 1895-1983


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/23/2012 at 21:18:52

Harold Sorenson [Sorensen]
Estherville – Services for Harold Christian Sorensen, 88, Estherville, will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Bowe of First Presbyterian Church and the Rev. David Ogren of Calvary Gospel Assembly officiating. Interment will be in the East Side Cemetery. He died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1983 at his home at Spirit Lake.

Friends may call at the Henry and Olson Funeral Home after 3 p.m. today. Friday, Masonic services will be held at 7:30 pm. Friday at the funeral home.

Sorensen was born Feb 15, 1895 in Franklin County, Iowa, son of Jens and Elisa (Anderson) Sorensen. He attended Franklin County Schools. On June 28, 1919 he was united in marriage with Blanche Ives at Fort Dodge. He established his first photography studio in Cedar Falls; served with the United States Army during World War One as an Aerial Photographer Instructor in Rochester, N.Y. After their marriage the couple established a studi9o in Charles City and then moved to Estherville in 1925. He operated Sorensen Studio in Estherville for 56 years, retiring in 1981.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a life member of the Professional Photographer’s Association; a member of the Emmet County Historical Society; past member of the Estherville Library Board; past member of the Estherville Chamber of Commerce; North Star Lodge No.447; Royal Arch Mason; Esdreaelon Commandery; Knights Templar and White Shrine.

Survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Hersal (Arlene) Richardson, Las Cruces, New Mexico and Audrey Allen, Minneapolis, Minn.; five grandchildren: Mrs. Ryan (Sharon) Martinez, Las Cruces, N.Mex., Michael Palmer, Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Daryl (Debby) Backen and Nancy Allen, Minneapolis, Barbara Allen, Berkley, Calif.; five great-grandchildren and a long time family friend, Clarice Meinzer, Charles City, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife who died in 1957; two brothers and two sisters.

The family requests that memorials be given to First Presbyterian Church, North Star Lodge or Calvary Gospel Assembly. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 16, 1983)


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