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Robert "Bob" Adrian Sorenson, 94

The Chatfield News of Chatfield, Minnesota

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Robert "Bob" Adrian Sorenson, 94, of Chatfield, passed away at the Chosen Valley Care Center Sunday, July 19, 2015.

Robert was born July 17, 1921 in Pilot Mound, Minn, to Clarence A. & Lucy (Rain) Sorenson. Robert attended Thorson Country School in Fillmore County. He went to work farming with his father. In September of 1944 he was drafted into the Army. He served as a staff sergeant and squad leader seeing action in the Luzon Campaign and South Pacific Theater. He was decorated with the Bronze Battle Star, three overseas bars, Infantry Combat Badge and Bronze Battle Victory star. After the war he served in the occupation of Japan.

On Nov. 5, 1947, he married Signa Waadevig. The couple made their home in Chatfield. Robert worked at the Rochester State Hospital, and later owned and operated Terrace Rest Home with his wife. He later worked for Griffin Construction until retiring in 1984. He then worked as the superintendent of the Chatfield Golf Course.

Bob enjoyed golfing, gardening, and boating.

Robert is survived by two sons, Wayne (Wendy) Sorenson Gahanna, Ohio, and Curtis (Peggy) Sorenson of Chatfield. Twelve grandchildren: Scott (Melissa) Sorenson, Matt (Darci) Sorenson, Becky Sorenson, Daniel Sorenson, Graham Konkel, Jennifer (Colin) Sullivan, Sean (Heidi) Sorenson, Krista (Jon) Davis, Dustin (Sara) Rich, Chelsey (Justin) Cyphers, Andrea Moulton, & Karlee Moulton. Fifteen great grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings Richard Sorenson, Stanley Sorenson, and Marjorie Kester.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 22, at Chatfield Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mark Docken officiating. A committal service with Military Honors accorded by Chatfield VFW Post 6913 followed at the Chatfield Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to Chosen Valley Care Center.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield assisted the family with the arrangements. To share a memory of Bob, please visit

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Original Publication Date: July 29, 2015

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