Glenn L Sorensen (1921 - 2002)

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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 Nmn (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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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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White, Citizen

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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American Fork, Utah County, Utah United States


2 Years Of College


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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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Leo Tippetts Sorensen
May 5, 1894 - Mar 31, 1966
Lillian Dimick
Oct 30, 1899 - Dec 8, 1981


Wayne Dimick Sorensen
Feb 6, 1923 - Jul 20, 2008
Vernon Hans Sorensen
Sep 5, 1925 - Feb 23, 1996
Shirley Nmn (Sorensen) Larsen
Aug 9, 1927 - Dec 17, 2005
Sherman Francis Sorensen
May 18, 1929 - Aug 9, 1979
Eileen Nmn (Sorensen) Morris
May 15, 1931 - Aug 26, 1989
Gordon Sorensen
Born: 1934
Son Nmn Sorensen
Aug 20, 1935 - Aug 20, 1935
Kristine Nmn (Sorensen) Alger
Dec 5, 1940 - Nov 9, 1963
Son 2 Sorensen
Jul 12, 1945 - Jul 20, 1945


Alberta Nmn (Farrimond) Sorensen
Apr 15, 1918 - Apr 10, 1973
Dietrich, ID, United States


Allen Farrimond Sorensen
Born: May 2, 1948
Loretta Nmn (Sorensen) Dilworth
Born: Jun 23, 1944
Boise, ID, United States
Evan Farrimond Sorensen
Born: May 13, 1950
Leon Sorensen
Born: Jun 14, 1953
Sheila Sorensen
Born: Jun 23, 1954
Alden Sorensen
Born: Aug 29, 1956
DeLynn Sorensen
Born: Sep 9, 1957
Regina Nmn (Sorensen) Kemp
Born: Apr 1, 1959


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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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1921 - 2002 World Events

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In 1921, in the year that Glenn L Sorensen was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1939, he was 18 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1944, at the age of 23 years old, Glenn was alive when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1952, when he was 31 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1973, he was 52 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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