In Memory of Norman Sorensen

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday April 11, 2018
O'Connell~Benedict Funeral Home of Ellsworth
130 North Grant St.
Ellsworth Wisconsin, 54011

Visitation - Day of Service

10:00 am
Thursday April 12, 2018
O'Connell~Benedict Funeral Home of Ellsworth
130 North Grant St.
Ellsworth Wisconsin, 54011

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday April 12, 2018
O'Connell~Benedict Funeral Home of Ellsworth
130 North Grant St.
Ellsworth Wisconsin, 54011

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Norman F. Sorensen, age 85 of Maiden Rock, WI, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday morning April 6, 2018 at the Golden Age Manor in Amery, WI after a short battle with cancer. Norman was born August 11, 1932 in Red Wing, MN to Fred and Lillian (Hulverson) Sorensen. He grew up on the family dairy farm in Maiden Rock, WI. Norman attended grade school in Warrentown and was a 1950 graduate of Maiden Rock High School. Norman married Doris (Zielkie) Lieffring on October 5, 1968 at Hartland Methodist Church and became step father to Vicki and Kevin Lieffring. Together Norman and Doris had two children, Christen and Melissa Sorensen. Norman worked on the family farm until he retired in 1986. After retiring from farming, he did maintenance at the Plum City Care Center and then transitioned into CNA work where he continued his work at the Ellsworth and Red Wing Care Centers. He then spent five years at Treasure Island as a security guard and retired in 2001.
Norman was proud of his family and cherished his time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Amery, WI on August 17, 2008 along side his son Christen and grandson Carter. He found great interest in researching his family genealogy. Norman enjoyed attending auctions and especially appreciated finding antique treasures and coins. Norman was fond of the outdoors and spent much of his time tinkering on his tractors in his shed.
Norman was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; his parents, Fred and Lillian Sorensen; and sister, Irma Krogstad.
Left to celebrate his life are his children, Christen (Tammy) Sorensen of Amery, WI and Melissa (Chad) Sears of Ellsworth, WI; step children, Vicki (Rich) Keane of Ellsworth, WI and Kevin (Debbie) Lieffring of Mazeppa, MN; grandchildren: Carter Sorensen, Lydia, Linnae & Levi Sears, Cory (Daniel) Sands, Shawn Sands, Chad (Caitlin) Sands, Tricia (Lloyd) Robb, Loretta Lieffring, and Terrance Lieffring; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Sargent; and brother-in-law, Roland Krogstad.
A Visitation for Norman will be held 5:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home, 130 N Grant St., Ellsworth, WI. Visitation will also take place one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth, with Pastor Lori Peper officiating. A luncheon reception will follow. Interment will take place at the Maiden Rock Cemetery.

Norman's Tribute Wall

Tributes (3):

  • My brother Gordie and I send our condolences to the Sorensen family. We would visit with Norman whenever we made the trip to Maiden Rock cemetery to visit the gravesite of our grandfather Charles Sorensen and his daughter (our aunt). Norman helped us with recognizing people in photos that we have of mutual family members. Gordie remembers meeting Christen when he brought Norman to Grantsburg to see our mother. I also visited with Irma in Madison to help me with family research. We will miss seeing Norman as we know you will also sadly miss him. Marilynn (Bowman)Gorney and Gordie Bowman

  • Chris, Tammy, Missy, Chad, Vicki, Rich and Kevin and Debbie and families,

    So very sorry for your loss, Norman was a kind man who loved his family deeply. You are in our prayers

    Steve & Desta Ecker