Dorothy Sorenson


Tracy Area Funeral Home – Tracy MN


Dorothy Sorensen

Dorothy Sorensen…99 of Tyler passed away Sunday, June 27 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

Visitation will be held at the Tyler Area Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 30 from 1-3p.m. with

Graveside service immediately following at Danebod Cemetery.  The Tyler Area Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. 

Dorothy H. Sorensen was born March 21, 1911 in Echo, Minnesota to Dr. John T. and Blanche (McClure)  Gill, the youngest of nine children, 4 boys and 5 girls.  She graduated from Echo public school and attended Ypsilanti Teachers College in Michigan.  She then taught in a country school at Oldham, SD.  June 6, 1936 she married Carl V. Sorensen of Tyler.  They farmed a few years in the area and then moved into “Danebod”.  They enjoyed dancing, traveling and going “up north” to visit family.  They were married 52 years when Carl died in 1988. She enjoyed reading, sewing, Twins baseball, Vikings football and following the RTR boys and girls sports.   Dorothy was a member of Royal Neighbors of America, Danebod Lutheran Church and the Danish Ladies Aid.  She had been an active 4-H leader and a supporter of Boy Scout activities.  She worked at Stork Produce and at the old Tyler Nursing Home for a number of years.  In March she celebrated her 99th birthday with friends and family.  She received many flowers and cards and it was a special day for everyone. She enjoyed her family and they enjoyed her, she will be missed.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter  Blanche ( John W.) Peterson of Burke VA and her son  Jerry (Kathy) Sorensen of St. Marys Point, MN; 6 grandchildren Michael Peterson, Nathan Sorensen, Patrick Peterson, Kathleen Bailey, Shannon Dube, and Erin Peterson and 9 great grandchildren.    She was preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings, her husband Carl V. and a grandson, Scott Sorensen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Danebod Lutheran Memorial Fund or the Tyler Healthcare Foundation.


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