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DALE C. SORENSEN (September 1, 1935 – September 29, 2023)

Dale C. Sorensen, age 88 died peacefully in his home in Two Harbors on September 29, 2023, surrounded by family. 

Dale was born on September 1, 1935 in Minneapolis, MN to Curtis A. Sorensen and Ruth Moore Sorensen.  He attended Longfellow Elementary School in Minneapolis through grade 6. The family moved to Park Rapids, MN, where he attended grades 7 through 12, graduating in 1953. Dale was a gifted student and athlete, awarded class valedictorian and qualifying for the Minnesota State Track meet in the 440 yard dash in 1953 at Park Rapids High School.  He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bemidji State University in 1957 and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 1960.

He was united in marriage to Jeanette Cox on August 23, 1958.

Dale and Jeanette moved to Two Harbors, MN in 1958. He began his teaching career, instructing his students in Chemistry and Physics, retiring in 1992. Thousands of students graduated during those years, and Dale was very proud of each of them. He also helped coach the girls and boys track teams for thirteen years.

He was a member of the Lake County School Board from 1993 to 2005. During this time he strived for a new Two Harbors High School that was built in 2006. He was a member of the Negotiations Committee, both as a teacher and a school board member from 1975 to 2005.

Dale was a member of the American Legion, the Moose Club Executive Committee, the Golf Club, the Curling Club, the Two Harbors Jaycees, and the Minnesota Federation of Teachers.

Dale is survived by his loving wife Jeanette Sorensen of Two Harbors, MN, two daughters, Sandi (Paul) O’Hagan of Bloomington, MN; Terri (Rod) Nygard of Duluth; sons Dale Sorensen of Champlin, MN; Larry (Karen) Sorensen of Albertville, MN; sister Karen Schaupp of New Hope, MN; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank St. Luke’s Hospice Care, Lake View Hospital, and Lake County Ambulance.

 A private family gathering will be held at a future date.

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