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Gerald Sorenson

Gerald Sorenson Feb. 12, 1935 - Aug. 5, 2013

GLENWOOD - Gerald "Jerry" Sorenson, age 78 of rural Glenwood, died Monday, August 5, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 10th at West Lake Johanna Lutheran Church in rural Brooten with Pastor Bryant Kaden officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. on Friday at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Brooten and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the West Lake Johanna Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Brooten.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Emelie Sorenson; children, Randall Sorenson of Glenwood, Patricia (Barry) Bouwman of Glenwood, Robert (Virginia) Sorenson of Brooten, Ryan (Denise) Sorenson of Sauk Centre, and Rick (Cara) Sorenson of Chaska; grandchildren, Melanie, Andrew, Megan, Rachel, Bethanie, Rebecca, Matthew, Cassandra, Nicole, Raeann, Jared, Preston, Derick and numerous foster grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren, Zachery and Chase; siblings, Catherine Perron of St. Paul, MN, Victor (Diane) Sorenson of Maple Lake, MN, Debra (Paul) Aarestad of Delano; mother-in-law, Viola Kittelson of Starbuck; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Julie Sorenson and Gertrude and Harold Janke; foster parents, Ben and Julia Hildahl; brother, David Zell; foster sisters, Sharon Svoboda and Carol Jorgenson; and father-in-law, Walter Kittelson.

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