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Harvey Emanuel Sorensen

April 29, 1938 ~ October 16, 2022 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Obituary

Harvey E. Sorensen, age 84, of Wheaton, Minnesota passed away Sunday, October 16, 2022, surrounded by family at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Covenant Church in Wheaton with Pastor Tim Shekleton officiating. Pianist will be Cheryl Shekleton.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 21, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service at Bethlehem Covenant Church. Visitation will continue Saturday morning one hour prior to service time at the church.

Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, rural Wheaton. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Zachary Carlson, Justin Wennerberg, Adam Sorensen, Nolan Wennerberg, Colby Carlson, Grant Wennerberg, Joseph Tweten and Jayce Tweten. Honorary Pallbearers will be granddaughters: Ashley Halvorson, Josie Klohn, Shelby Tweten, Danae Wennerberg, Kelsey Pederson and Holly Hanson.

Harvey Emanuel Sorensen was born April 29, 1938 in Lake Park, Iowa to Christian and Verna Sorensen.

At the age of thirteen months the family moved to rural Graceville, Minnesota. He grew up working on the family farm in Parnell Township. The family moved to Maysville, Missouri where Harvey spent his last four years of High School. He enjoyed playing football there and graduated in 1956.

After graduation Harvey moved back to Minnesota where he worked several jobs. His parents and five sisters soon followed. Harvey worked at the Wheaton Creamery and later owned his own trucking service picking up milk on several routes. He married Esther Schmidt in 1959. They had four children and bought a farm west of Wheaton where they enjoyed many years having a family run dairy farm, raising crops, cattle and horses. Harvey enjoyed being a care giver, and in 1975 added a home onto the farm for his parents, who enjoyed being able to be close to grandchildren.

Harvey enjoyed traveling, camping and the outdoors, taking his family on many trips throughout the continental United States. He especially enjoyed the scenic mountains and national parks.

Harvey loved family more than anything, organizing many family reunions for the Sorensen family throughout the years.

Harvey is preceded in death by parents Christian and Verna Sorensen, sister Ellen Hasse, and granddaughter Hope Tweten. He is survived by his wife Esther; sisters: Pauline Johnson, Shirley Arneson, Carol Ekberg, Marily Haack, children: Keith Sorensen (Sandy), Jody Carlson (Ron), Julie (Daniel) Wennnerberg, Karrey Tweten, fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
October 21, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bethlehem Covenant Church

Time of Remembrance
Friday
October 21, 2022

6:30 PM
Bethlehem Covenant Church

Visitation
Saturday
October 22, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Bethlehem Covenant Church

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 22, 2022

10:00 AM
Bethlehem Covenant Church

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