|#1 Posted on line: Monday, March 31, 2014; Published in The Pilot Tribune, Tuesday, April 1, 2014|
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Donald Carl Sorensen, 78, of Kennard, died Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Omaha. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard. Interment will be in the Kennard Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in Blair with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Donald Carl Sorensen was born on Oct. 23, 1935, in Blair to Carl E. and Leona (Lautrup) Sorensen.
He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Blair. He graduated in 1953 from Blair High School and then that summer he began working for Elmer Lund as a carpenter.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1956 and was discharged honorably in 1960. He served as a radio repairman on B-52 bombers. He spent most of his enlistment at Lincoln Air Force Base, which enabled him to continue to work for Mr. Lund during off times and weekends.
On Aug. 23, 1964, he married Doris Jacob at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard.
In the spring of 1965, the couple moved to Kennard, renting the Lund home at 2nd and Linn streets. In 1967, the couple purchased the home and the carpentry business from the Lunds.
Mr. Sorensen was a self-employed carpenter for the next 25 years. He never took out any form of advertising. His honesty as a businessman and skill as a carpenter was all he needed to have a successful business. He spent the last few years of his working years employed by Dana College as a carpenter in their maintenance department.
Mr. Sorensen was active in church and civic affairs. He served on the Emmaus Church board in the positions of trustee and treasurer. He served terms on the Kennard Village Board of Trustees, Kennard Planning Board and Kennard Community Club. He was a member of the Kennard Cemetery Association for 33 years.
Mr. Sorensen loved to hunt, fish and camp. He took his family on numerous camping trip vacations all over Nebraska and surrounding states. He enjoyed going to his grandkids’ athletic games and visiting over coffee in his retirement years.
He is survived by his son, Steve, of Kennard; daughter Karen (Jay) Long of Blair; grandchildren: Jesse (Hilary) Long, Hannah Long and Nathan Sorensen; great-granddaughter Harper Louise Long; sister Mary Mawery of Blair; brother Dick Sorensen of Blair; very special friend Phyllis Bunten; in-laws Walter and JoAnn Japp, Herman Jacob and Ruthie and Goreyn Hagerbaumer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife Doris in 1996.
Memorials may be directed to the Emmaus Lutheran Church or the Kennard Volunteer Fire Department.
#2 Published in Omaha World-Herald from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2014
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Sorensen, Donald C.
Kennard, NE. Survived by his son Steve of Kennard; daughter Karen (Jay) Long of Blair; grandchildren, Jesse (Hilary) Long, Hannah Long and Nathan Sorensen; great granddaughter Harper Louise Long; sister Mary Mawery of Blair; brother Dick Sorensen of Blair; very special friend Phyllis Bunten.
FUNERAL SERVICES 10:30am Wednesday at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard. Burial Kennard Cemetery. VISITATION will be held Tuesday at Campbell Aman Funeral Home beginning at 2pm with family receiving friends from 6-8pm and PRAYER SERVICE at 7pm. CAMPBELL-AMAN FUNERAL HOME Blair, NE 402-426-2191
#3 Funeral Leaflet
In Loving Memory of Donald Carl Sorensen
Born October 23rd, 1935 Blair, Nebraska ~ Entered Into Rest March 29th, 2014 Omaha, Nebraska
Funeral Service 10:30 AM Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 Emmaus Lutheran Church, Kennard, Nebraska. Officiating: Pastor Scott Grimshaw. Organist: Norma Sue Klotz. Musical Selections: “Softly and Tenderly”, “Amazing Grace”, “Now All The Vault of Heaven Resounds”
Honorary Pallbearers: Don Lautrup, Stanley Misfeldt, Gordon Spect, Charles Christensen, Boyd Lambert, Ken Olson
~~~Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska~~~
Note: Buried in Blk 7 Lt 2 Sp 5