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Harry C. Sorensen

February 1, 1922 October 30, 2019
Harry C. Sorensen
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Obituary for Harry C. Sorensen

Harry Cook Sorensen, age 97, of Omaha, passed away on October 30, 2019. Born on February 1, 1922 in Kennard, NE, Harry grew up on a farm close to Bennington and graduated from Bennington High School. Upon graduation he served in the US Air Force during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War, remaining in the Air Force Reserves over 40 years. After his service he operated Sorensen Sand and Gravel Company. He served in leadership of the Danish Brotherhood/Vennelyst Park organization in Omaha. He was a member of the VFW post 247 and the American Legion and remained active in several Air Force organizations. He was quite the adventurer and was featured in the National Geographic for recovering the Bertrand, a sunken riverboat now on display at Desoto Bend Wildlife Refuge. Harry was one of the first in the Omaha area to compost that was sold throughout the Midwest, he operated landfills, demolished buildings and an avid sponsor of stock cars.


Harry is survived by his children, Jim Sorensen (Carol), Jerry Sorensen (Lisa), and Judi Martin (Paul),
grandchildren, Sylvia Jacobson (Beau) and Matt Martin; Great granddaughters, Maribelle Jacobson and Isla
Jacobson and brother and sister-in-law John and Ginny (Henninger) Mezera, several nephews and nieces and
many friends.

Predeceased by wife Betty Ruth Sorensen (Henninger), infant child Jeff,
Parents; Hans and Christina Sorensen, son-in-law Paul Martin, brother, Clark Sorensen, sisters: Grace Golder
and Dorothy Logemann.


Celebration of Harry's Life: Friday, November 15, 2019, at 10 am at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 7301 N. 28th St, Omaha, NE 68112, with visitation one hour prior. Internment at the Omaha National Cemetery at 2 pm with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church or to the Ponca Hills Volunteer Fire Department, 12919 Ponca Road, Omaha, NE 68112.



Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel)
1702 N. 72 St.
Omaha, NE 68114
402-391-2171


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Visitation

Friday

15

Nov

9:00 AM 11/15/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 11/15/2019 10:00:00 AM
Mount Olive Lutheran Church

7301 North 28h Street
Omaha, NE 68112

Mount Olive Lutheran Church
7301 North 28h Street Omaha 68112 NE
United States

Celebration of Life

Friday

15

Nov

10:00 AM 11/15/2019 10:00:00 AM
Mount Olive Lutheran Church

7301 North 28h Street
Omaha, NE 68112

Luncheon to follow service at church

Mount Olive Lutheran Church
7301 North 28h Street Omaha 68112 NE
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Omaha National Cemetery Final Resting Place

14250 Schram Road
Omaha, NE 68138

14250 Schram Road Omaha 68138 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

Ponca Hills Volunteer Fire Department

12919 Ponca Road
Omaha, NE 68112

Mount Olive Lutheran Church

7301 North 28h Street
Omaha, NE 68112
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