March 29, 2014
Donald Carl Sorensen age 78, of Kennard, died March 29, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held at 10:30AM Wednesday April 2 at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard. Burial will follow services in the Kennard Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday at Campbell Aman Funeral Home beginning at 2:00PM with family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00PM. Donald Carl Sorensen was born on October 23, 1935 in Blair, Nebraska to Carl E and Leona (Lautrup) Sorensen. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Blair. He graduated in 1953 from Blair High School and then that summer he began working for Elmer Lund as a carpenter. He enlisted in the UI.S. Air Force in 1956 and was discharged honorably in 1960. He served as a radio repairman on B-52 bombers. Donald spent most of his enlistment at Lincoln Air Force Base, which enabled him to continue to work for Mr. Lund during off times and weekends. On August 23, 1964 Don was united in marriage to Doris Jacob at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard. In the spring of 1965 Don and Doris moved to Kennard renting the Lund home and 2nd and Linn St. In 1967, the couple purchased the home and the carpentry business from the Lunds. Mr. Sorensen was a self-employed carpenter for the next 25 years. He never took out any form of advertising. His honesty as a businessman and skill as a carpenter was all he needed to have a successful business. He spent the last few years of his working years employed by Dana College as a carpenter in their maintenance department. Mr. Sorensen was active in church and civic affairs. He served on the Emmaus Church board in the positions of Trustee and Treasurer. He served terms on the Kennard Village Board of Trustees, Kennard Planning Board, Kennard Community Club, and was a member of the Kennard Cemetery Association for 33 years. Mr. Sorensen loved to hunt, fish and camp. He took his family on numerous camping trip vacations all over Nebraska and surrounding states. He enjoyed going to his grand-kids athletic games and visiting over coffee in his retirement years. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Doris in 1996. He is survived by his son Steve of Kennard, daughter Karen (Jay) Long of Blair, grandchildren Jesse (Hilary) Long, Hannah Long and Nathan Sorensen, great granddaughter Harper Louise Long, sister Mary Mawery of Blair, brother Dick Sorensen of Blair, very special friend Phyllis Bunten, in laws Walter and JoAnn Japp, Herman Jacob and Ruthie and Goreyn Hagerbaumer. Memorials may be directed to the Emmaus Lutheran Church or the Kennard Volunteer Fire Department.
Donald Carl Sorensen age 78, of Kennard, died March 29, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held at 10:30AM Wednesday April 2 at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard. Burial will follow services in the Kennard Cemetery. Visitation... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
Donald Carl Sorensen age 78, of Kennard, died March 29, 2014...View More
Flowers & Gifts
Send flowers to the Sorensen family.Send Flowers