Richard A. Sorenson

December 10, 1933 -

Obituary for Richard A. Sorenson

Richard A. “Dick” Sorenson, age 88, of Brooklyn Park, MN, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022, at his home.

Funeral Services will be 11 AM Thursday, May 5, 2022, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 7025 Halifax Ave, N., Brooklyn Center, with visitation an hour prior to mass. The service can be live streamed at the St. Alphonsus Facebook page. Internment will be at Fort Snelling on Friday, May 6, 12:30 PM.

Dick was born on December 10, 1933 in Fosston, MN to Melford & Daisy (Taylor) Sorenson. He graduated from Fosston High School with the class of 1951, joined the army and was a Korean war veteran. Dick married June Barstad in 1956. After June passed away he married Maxine Gillen.

For over 25 years he worked for Fourth Northwestern National Bank in Minneapolis, following that with a career in real estate and doing software support for a local church-based company. When he wasn’t working, Dick enjoyed playing his baritone horn with the Brooklyn Community Band and various ensembles with the University of Minnesota Band Alumni.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine; his children, Ellen (Ron) of Mounds View, Stephen of Thief River Falls, MN, Mary of Hopkins; and grandchildren, Joshua, Kirsten, Elizabeth and Hannah. He is also survived by Max’s children, Mark, Jill, Karen (Jerry), Matt; and their children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, June; son, Gregory; siblings and parents.

Funeral Service

Thursday, May 5th
11 AM

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
7025 Halifax Ave. N.
Brooklyn Center, MN

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Friday, May 6th 12:30 PM

Fort Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55450

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