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SORENSON, Russell S. (1920-1999)


Posted By: Hancock Co Genealogical Society
Date: 9/26/2022 at 18:21:21

Russell Sylvin Sorenson

Services for Russell Sylvin Sorenson, 79, who died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999 at North Iowa Mercy Health Center in Mason City, were held Thursday, Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Crystal Lake with Pastor Gary Marzolf officiating.

Music was provided by organist, Tammy Johnson who accompanied soloists, Pastor Gary Marzolf and Bruce Wubben. Ushers were Dr. A.R. Cullen and Donald Cottington.

Honorary bearers were Teresa Federer, Jill Gerdes, Megan Schulz, Angela Gerdes and Jodee Schulz.

Casketbearers were Erik Federer, Jason Barnes, Joshua Sorenson, Joel Federer, Jeremy Barnes, Matthew Sorenson and Robert Gerdes, Jr.

Interment was held in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Crystal Lake.

Russell Sylvin Sorenson, the son of Edmund and Emilie (Mortensen) Sorenson was born April 21, 1920 on the family farm near Crystal Lake. He attended school in the Crystal Lake area and graduated from Crystal Lake High School.

On July 10, 1945, he married Marjorie Bell at Thompson. He farmed and lived on the family farm most of his life. Russell was later employed at Winnebago Industries in Forest City.

He enjoyed his family, fishing, traveling, woodworking and reading. Russell was baptized and a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Crystal Lake. He served on the Crystal Lake Creamery Board for a number of years.

Russell is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Britt: five children, Janet Federer and her husband, James of Cedar Rapids; Linda Barnes and her husband, Dennis of Britt; Richard Sorenson and his wife, Carol of Riverton, WY; Marcia Gerdes and her husband, Robert of Woden: Diane Schulz and her husband, Don of Hudson; 12 grandchildren, Teresa, Erik and Joel Federer; Jason and Jeremy Barnes; Joshua and Matthew Sorenson; Angela Gerdes. Robert Gerdes, Jr. and his wife, Angela, and Jill Gerdes; JoDee and Megan Schulz; step-mother, Mildred Sorenson of Crystal Lake; brothers, Morris Sorenson and his wife, Wilma of Winthrop ME; Kenneth Sorenson and his wife, Leona of Crystal Lake; sisters, Lois Otis of Forest City; Doryce Hanna and her husband. Bruce of Woden; Dorothy Brown and her husband, Gary of Corwith; Paulette Dahle and her husband, Ronald of Woden; Elizabeth Barnum and her husband Edward of Blaine, MN: brothers-in-law Herbert Schubert of Garner; LaVern Holtorf and his wife, Jane of Ankeny; sister-in-law Genevieve Sorenson of Forest City: many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruth Schubert and Marvella Holtorf: brothers, Harland Sorenson and Calvin Sorenson: sisters-in-law, Mavis Sorenson and Geraldine Sorenson, brothers-in-law, Mervin Otis and Harold Swalve.

source: Leader & Signal, Garner, Iowa, 6 Oct 1999, page 6, column 1


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