Glenn L Sorensen (1921 - 2002)



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in Boise, Ada County, Idaho United States


on in American Fork, Utah County, Utah United States
Cause of death: Cancer

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at Shoshone Cemetery, in Shoshone, Lincoln County, Idaho United States


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American Fork, Utah County, Utah United States

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Father: Leo Tippetts Sorensen
Mother: Lillian Dimick
Siblings: Wayne Dimick Sorensen, Vernon Hans Sorensen, Shirley Nmn (Sorensen) Larsen, Sherman Francis Sorensen, Eileen Nmn (Sorensen) Morris, Gordon Sorensen, Son Nmn Sorensen, Alice Nmn (Sorensen) Webb, Kristine Nmn (Sorensen) Alger, and Son 2 Sorensen

Wife: Alberta Nmn (Farrimond) Sorensen
Children with Alberta: Regina Nmn (Sorensen) Kemp, Allen Farrimond Sorensen, Loretta Nmn (Sorensen) Dilworth, Patricia Nmn (Sorensen) Mecham, Evan Farrimond Sorensen, Leon Sorensen, Sheila Sorensen, Alden Sorensen, and DeLynn Sorensen


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Military serial#: 39940881
Enlisted: February 20, 1945 in Ft Douglas Utah
Military branch: US Army
Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men)
Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law

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1921 - In the year that Glenn L Sorensen was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

1924 - At the age of only 3 years old, Glenn was alive when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

1937 - When he was 16 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

1950 - When he was 29 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

1970 - He was 49 years old when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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The Times-News (Twin Falls, ID) Nov 6, 2002


Glenn L. Sorensen , 81, passed away on November 1, 2002, in American Fork, Utah. He was born on January 2, 1921, in Boise, Idaho, to Leo Tippetts Sorensen and Lillian Dimick. Glenn graduated from Shoshone High School in Shoshone, Idaho in 1938. Upon Graduation he continued farming with his father.

He was called to serve as a full-time LDS missionary in May, 1941 to the California Mission. It was while serving in California that he met his future bride, Alberta Farrimond. They were married September 4, 1943, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They had nine children. Alberta died on April 10, 1973.

He served in World War II with the 110th Combat Engineer Battalion stationed in Okinawa; it later became part of the 24th Corp of the Eight Army. During his tenure with the 24th Corp he rose to the rank of Master Sergeant.

He purchased his own farm in 1955 in Dietrich, Idaho. He served as the president of the Lincoln County Farm Bureau for three years until 1959. His public service continued after his return from World War II when he was elected as the precinct committee member of the Republican Party from 1959-1967. In 1967 he was elected as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners in the next election and served in that capacity until 1975. He married LaWana Cooper Hansen on July 9, 1974 in the Logan LDS Temple. She died on June 25, 1983. He Carried Colleen Clarke Austin in the Logan LDS Temple on May 18, 1985. As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many capacities including: District President, High Councilor, Bishop, Stake Mission President, Ward Mission Leader, Branch President, Ward Clerk, Stake Canning Chairman, Counselor to the Bishop, Priesthood teacher and a Temple Ordinance Worker. In addition to serving a full-time mission as a young man, he served the following missions with his wife and companion, Colleen: Santa Rosa California Mission in 1990 and supervisors of the LDS Employment Center for a seven stake region in Idaho in 1991.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen: nine children - Loretta (Orin) Dilworth, Patricia (David) Mecham, Allen (Teela) Sorensen, Evan (Vivian) Sorensen, Leon (Mary) Sorensen, Sheila (Jerry) Sharp, Alden (Cherie) Sorensen, DeLynn (Vickie) Sorensen, and Regina (Kenneth) Kemp. thirteen stepchildren: one hundred and one grandchildren: and twenty-one great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two wifes, Alberta and LaWana, his parents, two brothers, Sherman and Vernon, two sister, Eileen and Kristine and two grandchildren.

A viewing will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at the Anderson and Sons Mortuary 49 E. 100 N., American Fork, from 6-8 p.m., and on Thursday, November 7, 2002 at 8:45-9:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will be at the Shoshone Cemetery in Shoshone, Idaho on November 7, 2002 at approximately 4:30 p.m.


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