January 29, 1941 – August 11, 2013
Madeline Sorensen, 72, passed away at Kavanagh House August 11, 2013. Services for Madeline will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 10am at Hope Lutheran Church, 3857 East 42nd Street, Des Moines. With burial to follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday, August 16, 2013 from 5-8pm at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines.
Madeline, daughter of George and Alma Hovinga, was born January 29, 1941 in Webb, Iowa. She graduated from the Iowa School for The Deaf in 1959, where she met her husband of 53 years. After marriage, she devoted her life to raising their five children while being an active member at Calvary Lutheran Church For The Deaf. After raising her children, Madeline worked for the United States Post Office in the CFS department for over thirty years.
Left to cherish Madeline’s memory is her husband, Jens, their five children; Jarvey (Bonnie) Sorensen, Juliane (Jeff) Mc Donald, Jeremy Sorensen, Juanita (Bob) Mendenhall, and Jayne (Steve) Stoutenberg. Fourteen Grandchildren and six Great-Grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Calvary Lutheran Church for the Deaf, 3909 East 42nd Street, Des Moines 50317 in Madeline’s memory.Information provided by: Merle Hay Funeral Home 4400 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310 www.meaningfulfunerals.net