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Sorensen, Dexter Ellen (1923 2008)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 9/7/2013 at 19:12:10

Name of deceased: Dexter Ellen Sorensen (nee Evans)

Aged: 85 yrs, 6 mo, 10 days

Residence: Harlan, IA

Born: Jan. 5, 1923, Sibley, IA

Died: July 15, 2008, at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, IA

Funeral services: Friday, July 18, 2008, Pauley Jones Funeral Home, Harlan, IA; Pastor Dave Swinton officiated. Burial was at the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, IA

Survived by: Son, Dale Sorensen (spouse, Barbara) of Urbandale, IA; daughter, Donna (spouse, Barry) Deuel of Harlan, IA; granddaughter, Amye (spouse, Brian) Love; great-grandchildren, Bennett, Parker, and Ainsley Love; sisters, Jane Clemsen of Kearney, MO and Grace Ann Knudsen of Harlan, IA; nieces; nephews; other family members and many friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Thomas and Alta (nee Plumb) Evans; husband of 47 years, Willie (deceased Dec. 31, 1989, Harlan, IA); brothers, Gerald and Edward; sister, Arlene Nelson

Education: attended the Harlan (IA) Schools, graduated with the Class of 1940, and went on to further her education at the Commercial Extension School in Omaha, NE

Religious affiliation: baptized in the Methodist Church

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Willie R. Sorensen; Feb. 4, 1942, Spencer, IA

Employment: She became a full-time housewife and mother to her children, enjoying their activities with them and being involved in their lives.

Hobbies/Interests: In Feb. 1954, they moved into Harlan where Dexter loved spending time with her family and her friends. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed having her loved ones around her.

Sources: ancestry.com, pauleyjones.com


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