Gregory Sorensen, age 62, of Cambridge died December 10, 2012 at home. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Rev. Del Schnaidt officiating. A memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, December 12th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM also at our Cambridge Chapel.
Gregory Dean Sorensen was born December 2, 1950 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Herbert and Dorothy (VanPelt) Sorensen. He was raised and attended school in Albert Lea. Greg then served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam conflict. On November 16, 1985 he married Jacqueline Jones and they resided in West St. Paul. In 1993 they moved to Isanti and in 2003 to Cambridge. Greg spent much of the last few years in Florida where he was active in the American Legion. In his younger years he was very involved in hockey and was a “mites” coach. Greg also played hockey while in the Army. He also enjoyed boating and going deer hunting with his boys. Greg’s greatest hobby was motorcycling.
Greg is survived by his wife, Jacki of Cambridge; two sons, Shawn Sorensen and his Fiancée Tavi Taylor of Isanti, Christopher Sorensen of Cambridge; mother, Dorothy Sorensen of South St. Paul; one brother, Robert (Mary) Sorensen of South St. Paul; two grandchildren, Brody and Brooke; and by other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Sorensen.
Steve Warner says
We are very sorry for your loss. I had many good times with Greg in the past.
Gail & Bob Ferguson says
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. We have many great memories of Opie and all the fun times we had together. He was one of a kind and will be missed by all that knew him. May he rest in peace.
Bud & Lynn Nunnery says
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Cheryl (Dorman) Utpadel says
So sorry for your loss. May your memories give you comfort during this difficult time. I think all of us who knew “Opie” have special memories. He will not be forgotten. God Bless
Monica Ahlman says
Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of Greg’s family and friends. He was Kai’s first hockey coach and we had a great time with Greg and Jackie and the boys. We have many fond memories of a very patient man who taught the little guys to skate and stick handle.
David, Monica, Erik and Kai Ahlman
Randy (Buzzy) Goodnature says
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time. I had alot of great memories with Opie, as well as alot of people did. He was a very kind person, he will be missed by many. Rest in peace Opie..
wendy christensen simonson says
Dear Family, I am so sad to hear of the loss of Greg. I shared many classes and great memories with him. I think what I remember most about him was how much fun he was and how he made me laugh. May God be with all of you at this very sad time.
Tim Tidemann says
Rest in peace Opie, one of my boyhood friends, met playing hockey at the Hawthorn rink, went on to play on the Bantum,team Midgets, High School and when you came home from Nam on the Rangers, we had a lot of great victories and some hearbreaking losses, but we had so much fun skating together. I will always cherish those memories and many more.
Bobby you and your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Steve Oman says
My thoughts and prayers go out to Opie’s family at this time. I couldn’t have had a better friend! Opie would go out of his way to help his friends. He enjoyed riding so much, that we would go out in the middle of winter and ride around Central High. Some thought we were crazy, but no we were just free spirits as Opie is once again! Rest in Peace Brother Nam Vet! We’ll ride again.