Wayne A. Sorenson, 69, of Devils Lake, ND, died Sunday, December 17, 2017, at CHI St. Alexius Health in Devils Lake.
Wayne A. Sorenson, 69, of Devils Lake, ND, died Sunday, December 17, 2017, at CHI St. Alexius Health in Devils Lake. Wayne Allen Sorenson was born June 21, 1948, in Devils Lake, the son of Wilford and Viola (Franklin) Sorenson, who relocated to Grand Forks, ND, where he attended schools. Wayne was employed as a custodian at Ben Franklin Elementary School and later at City Center Mall in Grand Forks. Wayne was united in marriage to Patty Kutz on October 13, 1983 in Grand Forks. They resided in Devils Lake, where he was later self-employed in a variety of jobs that he enjoyed. Among Wayne’s talents included fishing and painting houses. He enjoyed creating lamps from cans he had collected. Wayne’s wandering spirit seemed to take him on the road to visit friends or family. He is survived by his daughters, Paula (Carl) Jungberg, Grand Forks, Melissa (Chad) Rinas, Cando, ND; sisters, Diana Drees and Jean Haus, both of Grand Forks; a brother, James (Jan) Olson, Thief River Falls, MN; grandchildren, Rogue, Logan, Gavin and Mallory; many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, Wilford and Viola Sorenson; uncles, Emery and Myron Franklin. Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, December 21 in the Historic Norman Funeral Home Chapel, 2950 South Washington Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201. Visitation: One hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Thursday. Burial: Memorial Park South Cemetery, Grand Forks, in the spring. The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com. (The Historic Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks.)