Donald Sorenson, 72, Albert Lea

Published 8:10 am Sunday, January 5, 2014

Donald Allen Sorenson of Albert Lea died on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Mason City following a sudden heart attack. He was 72 years old.

Donald (Donnie) was born July 12, 1941 to Albert and Helen (Brynestad) Sorenson in Blooming Prairie.

Donald Sorenson

Donald Sorenson

He attended school in Ellendale and Geneva. He was confirmed at Community Lutheran Church in Geneva.

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Donnie was united in marriage to Jean Bartosch on Feb. 2, 1964. They later divorced.

Donnie enjoyed playing the guitar and was a former member of the Country Friends Band. He played his guitar various places in the community.

He worked at Hotchkiss Drainage in Clarks Grove in his early years and at Progress Casting for 32 years in Albert Lea.

Survivors include daughter, Laurie Sorenson; grandchildren Caleb, Anna and Ethan; special friend, Caroline Abrego; daughter Ilene (Mike) Daigle; granddaughter Krista; great-granddaughter Audrina; siblings Muriel Shaunce, Bernetta Hanson, Margaret (Clifford) Otterson, Donna Guevara, Richard (Linda) Sorenson and Raymond (Glenda) Olsen; sister-in-law, Audrey Sorenson; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Sorenson and Helen Guevara; sister, Luella (Robert) Nelson; brother, Howard Sorenson; brother, Marlys (Theresa) Sorenson; and brothers-in-law, Lyle Hanson and Glen Shaunce.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.