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Donald Sorensen

Posted October 24, 2013 in Des Moines West, Obituaries

January 25, 1933 – October 22, 2013

Don Sorensen

Don Sorensen

Don A. “Norton” Sorensen, 80, of Des Moines died at home on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Iles Dunn’s Chapel followed by a 2 p.m. graveside service at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

Don was born in Armstrong, IA on January 25, 1933 to Walter and Bessie (Wier) Sorensen. He entered service in the U.S. Army in 1951 and served during the Korean War, honorably discharged as a Sergeant from Fort Lewis, WA in 1954. Don spent time working as a logger in the Oregon lumber industry before becoming a truck driver. He moved to Des Moines from North Dakota to be near friends. Don enjoyed watching racing (NASCAR, dirt track and sprint car) and playing his guitar.

Those left to cherish Don’s memory include friends, Don and Nancy Wheeler, Jay Bauman and Matt Reynolds as well as many other friends and extended family members.


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Dunn’s Chapel
2121 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312

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