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Full Name William Axel "Bill" Sorenson
Date of Birth
Wednesday, March 7th, 1934
Date of Death
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017


When Sunday, February 12th, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Northern Town Hall
445 Town Hall Rd NW
Bemidji, MN

Service Information

Sunday, February 12th, 2017, 2:00pm
Rev. Randy McGuire
Northern Town Hall
445 Town Hall Rd NW
Bemidji, MN
Service Extra Info
William “Bill” Sorenson, 82, of Bemidji, MN died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at his home. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Northern Town Hall, Bemidji with Rev. Randy McGuire officiating. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements were entrusted to the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home. William Axel Sorenson was born March 7, 1934 in Bemidji, MN to Axel and Tomine (Stenskog) Sorenson. He grew up and attended school in Bemidji. Bill married his first wife, Patricia and had seven children. He left Bemidji and worked for Xcel Energy in Riverside. Following his divorce, he continued to work for Xcel Energy in Becker. In 1982 he married his wife of 34 years, Janice. They lived in Clear Lake and Princeton. When Janice and Bill retired from their jobs, they moved to Bemidji where they resided until Bill’s death. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and going to the casino. He is survived by his wife, Janice Sorenson of Bemidji; daughters, Cindy Urista, Peggy (Terry) Parks, Mary Sue Moore, Diane Tyler and Janet Flagg; sons, Bill (Sue) Sorenson and Don (Kim) Sorenson; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom Sorenson and Dale Sorenson and sister, Kathy (Dale) Sommers. Bill was especially close to his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Debbie & Chip Jespersen and special nieces, Jenna (Kevin) Brown and Emily (Brian) Anderson and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sally Weise. Online guestbook at

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