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Richard E. Sorenson

August 6, 2018


Richard E. Sorenson, 78

Richard E. Sorenson of Owatonna died August 6, 2018 at Traditions of Owatonna.  A memorial visitation is set for Friday, August 10, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) Burial with Military Honors will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

Richard was born September 13, 1939 in Albert Lea the son of Elmer and Sophia (Fiffer).  After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1958 and served until 1962.  On August 10, 1963 he married Mary Ann Jirele and together they had three children.  They later divorced.

Richard was a truck driver for OMC for many years and later was in sales at Riverside Appliance in Owatonna.   Most recently, he was a manager for Fox Industries until his retirement in 2001.

Richard was a member of the American Legion, Eagles Club, and St. Joseph Church.   His hobbies included fishing, golfing, and playing cards.  He loved camping at LeMieux Resort for over forty years.   He truly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.   

He is survived by his children, Rhonda Wocelka, Randy Sorenson, and Renee (Jim) Saufferer; grandchildren Ashlee Sorenson, Danielle (Eric) Paulson, Andrea (Cody) Saufferer, and Cheyenne Wocelka.  He is further survived by three great grandchildren Ayden, Ava and Asher Paulson; and two sisters-in-law Pat Sorenson and Valerie Sorenson; and special buddy Mitchell Mockenhaupt.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Robert and David.

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