Sheldon D. 'Shel' Sorensen
Sorensen, Sheldon "Shel" D. age 86 of Richfield, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 26, 2020 after a brave battle with cancer. He was born on April 1, 1934 in Duluth, MN. Preceded in death by parents Laurs (Slim) and Olivia (Solberg) Sorensen, infant brother Duane, sister Charlene Cassel and grandson-in-law Timothy Hammick. He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart Agnes (Aggie) Peterson, his three children, Joy (Lon) Navarre of St. Paul, Shelley (Tim) Bauder of Coopersburg, PA, and Jon (Kim) of Minneapolis, and grand and great grandchildren: Karisa (Dan), Keila, Lucas, CJ (Billie Jo), Donald (Nichole), Kaysie, Caleb, James (Lauren), Maria, William, Levi, Simeon, Isaac, Joshua, Maurecio, Elijah Jaeden, Scarlette, and Colt; along with numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. He graduated from Denfeld HS (Duluth, Class of '51), the U of MN, and was commissioned as an officer in the USAF. He married Aggie in 1956 and they enjoyed 63 years together. Shel served for many decades in leadership at Ebenezer Lutheran Brethren Church in Minneapolis, building intentional community and loving people along their faith journey. He had tremendous love for his family and neighbors, along with his co-workers at Honeywell, Horner Waldorf, National Vitamin Products, Church of the Lutheran Brethren and Williams Steel. He enjoyed hosting Sunday dinners, solving problems on his computer, reading the comics, and finding four leaf clovers. He was a voracious reader and consumer of both oatmeal and M&M's. He told his grandchildren endless stories, loved to hunt and fish, and instilled in us an appreciation for God's creation and the saving grace of Jesus. The family wishes to thank Dr. M. Nashawaty, Minnesota Oncology, and Kindred Hospice for their loving care. A private family service is planned. A memorial service will be held later with burial at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Brethren International Missions or Feed My Starving Children.
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