Memorial Service for Gordon “Gordy” Sorenson, age 94 of Albert Lea, MN, will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. Rev. Shane Koepke will officiate. Interment will be at East Freeborn Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at Church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at: www.bayviewfuneral.com
Gordy passed away on August 13, 2019 at St. Johns – Woodlands, Albert Lea, MN
Gordon Andrew Sorenson, “Gordy” was born on September 18, 1924 in Ellendale, MN. He was the son of Julius and Clara (Narveson) Sorenson. He married Marlene Hatleli on September 30, 1956 at East Freeborn Lutheran Church in rural Albert Lea.
Gordy was employed as a teenager by Roy Matson of Matson Truck Lines/Ace Transportation and worked there for 53 years. After retirement he worked for the City of Albert Lea mowing for the parks department until the age of 88.
He loved matching and flipping quarters and his morning breakfast at B&B Cafe. Gordy was a skilled wood worker making many picnic tables, shelves, and cutting out many craft projects for Marlene. He loved taking his family on vacations, especially their yearly fishing trip to South Turtle Lake in Ottertail County.
Gordy is survived by his children: Kristy (Roger) Paul, Brad (Laura), Tom (Julie), Lon (Roberta); grand and great grandchildren: Chad (Tina) and their son Chael, Brock (Mallory) and their daughter Blayke, Erica (Brandon) Wendlandt, and Drew. Sister Clarice Pence; and many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife Marlene; brothers Norris, Warren, Hank, and Stanley; sisters Jonette Johnson and Lila Ballard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Grace Lutheran Church, Mayo Clinic Hospice or to donor’s choice.