Glenn L Sorensen (1921 - 2002)

Glenn L Sorensen
1921 - 2002
updated March 06, 2019
Glenn L Sorensen, father to 9 children, was born on January 2, 1921 in Boise, Idaho. He was born to Leo Tippetts Sorensen and Lillian Dimick, with siblings Wayne, Vernon, Shirley, Sherman, Eileen, Gordon, Son, Alice, Kristine, and Son. He married Alberta Farrimond on September 4, 1943 and Alberta died on April 15, 1973. They gave birth to Allen Farrimond Sorensen, Loretta Nmn (Sorensen) Dilworth, Patricia Nmn (Sorensen) Mecham, Evan Farrimond Sorensen, Leon Sorensen, Sheila Sorensen, Alden Sorensen, DeLynn Sorensen, and Regina (Sorensen) Kemp. Glenn died on November 1, 2002 in American Fork, Utah at age 81.

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Glenn L Sorensen
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American Fork, Utah County, Utah United States
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Glenn Sorensen was born on in Boise, Ada County, Idaho United States
Glenn Sorensen died on in American Fork, Utah County, Utah United States 84003
Glenn Sorensen was born on in Boise, Ada County, Idaho United States
Glenn Sorensen died on in American Fork, Utah County, Utah United States 84003
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at Shoshone Cemetery, in Shoshone, Lincoln County, Idaho United States 83352
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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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Glenn L Sorensen Family Tree

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May 5, 1894 - Mar 31, 1966
Oct 30, 1899 - Dec 8, 1981


Feb 6, 1923 - Jul 20, 2008
Sep 5, 1925 - Feb 23, 1996
Aug 9, 1927 - Dec 17, 2005
May 18, 1929 - Aug 9, 1979
May 15, 1931 - Aug 26, 1989
1934 - Unknown
Aug 20, 1935 - Aug 20, 1935
1939 - Unknown
Dec 5, 1940 - Nov 9, 1963
Jul 12, 1945 - Jul 20, 1945



Apr 15, 1918 - Apr 10, 1973


May 2, 1948 - Unknown
Jun 23, 1944 - Unknown
May 13, 1950 - Unknown
Jun 14, 1953 - Unknown
Jun 23, 1954 - Unknown
Aug 29, 1956 - Unknown
Sep 9, 1957 - Unknown
Apr 1, 1959 - Unknown


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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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In 1921, in the year that Glenn L Sorensen was born, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1933, he was just 12 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1965, by the time he was 44 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1973, Glenn was 52 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1988, Glenn was 67 years old when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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