Darwin Sorensen, age 75, of Valley City, ND, died Tuesday, July 1st at Mercy Hospital in Valley City. A graveside memorial service will be held 5:00 PM on Friday, July 18th at Memory Gardens Cemetery near Valley City.
Darwin Wendel Sorensen, the son of Anton and Mary (Johnsen) Sorensen, was born July 22, 1938 in Valley City, ND. He was Baptized and Confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Valley City. He received his education in Valley City and graduated from Valley City High School in 1958. Darwin married Marge Lorenz after his graduation from high school. He worked as a baker at Millers Bakery before purchasing the business. Darwin later started doing plumbing for Websters’ Plumbing and Heating in Valley City. He later started his own business which he ran until his retirement in 2001. Darwin was a member of the Eagles Club, Elks and was a member of the VCSU V-500 Scholarship Program. Darwin also enjoyed outdoor sports.
Darwin is survived by his children, Ronald (Linda), Jim (Beth) all Valley City, ND, Patti (Dale) Meidinger and Bob (Candace) Sorensen, all Wishek, ND; one sister, LaVetta (John O.) Anderson and Gary (Evie) Sorensen, all Valley City, ND; 12 Grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Darwin was preceded in death by his parents, one son Wyatt and three brothers, Lyle, Merret, Mylo and one sister Vivian Welken.
Funeral arrangements by the Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home of Valley City, ND.