Donald Edward Sorensen

May 8, 1942 ~ September 22, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Donald Sorensen Obituary

Donald Edward Sorensen passed away peacefully in his sleep, in the early morning hours, on Sept 22, 2023, at his home in Mt. Morris, IL. He was 81 years old. His family is deeply saddened by his sudden death. 

Don was born May 8, 1942, to Edward and Nellie Sorensen.  He was very proud of his childhood home, growing up in “Wrigleyville” Chicago.  Enjoying many trips back to watch his beloved Cubs, and rarely missing a game.  He graduated from Lane Tech College Prep High School in 1959.  He joined the Air Force right after graduation and spent 8 years’ service for our country.  Don took great pride in his work and the amazing jobs he had held.  After his service, he worked for NASA and Texas Instruments before retiring from Fermilab, in Batavia IL., after 28 years.  Don was a proud member of the American Legion. His hobbies included traveling when he could and adding to his many collections by spending countless hours on eBay.

Don will be remembered for all the heart he shared with his friends and family. He truly loved each of them. He is predeceased by his mother and father- Edward and Nellie Sorensen, his daughter- Debora Sorensen, his second wife- Nancy Sorensen, and a great-niece- Nicole Likovic. 

Don is leaving behind many.  His first wife- Roberta Golfes of FL., his son- Timothy Sorensen of Aurora IL., and his grandson- Joshua Harris of Chicago IL.  With Nancy, Don shared three stepchildren, many step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.  His loving current wife, Betty Sorensen of 12.5 years shares two stepchildren: Brock Cheshier of Lasalle IL., Regina Browning of Davenport IA. Two grandchildren: Damian Feary of Davenport, IA, Dalton Cheshier of Lamoille IL. One great-grandchild Luna Feary of Davenport IA. He also leaves behind one very beloved sister- Boni (Bruce) Walters of Belvidere IL., two nieces- Julia (Matt) Watts of OH, Michelle (Mark) Davis of Genoa IL. with many great nieces and nephews.

There are no services planned. Don never liked to be the center of attention.

Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers for Don and the Sorenson Family!

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