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Dolores Sorenson

April 16, 1935 — March 19, 2023

Hartington, Nebraska

Dolores Sorenson age 87 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, NE.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Maskell, Nebraska with Pastor Chad Beckius officiating.  Burial will be at Lime Creek Cemetery in rural Maskell.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.  Visitation will continue on Wednesday, at church, one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

You may watch a livestream of the funeral at www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live

Pallbearers will be Haley Willnerd, Michael Sorenson, Nathan Koch, Zach Thompson, Wyatt Willnerd, and Jim Bevelhymer.

Dolores Irene was born on April 16, 1935 in Wynot, Nebraska to Fred and Lizzie (Newton) Snowe.  She married Wilfred “Bill” Dean Sorenson on March 5, 1954 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Maskell.  They lived in the rural Maskell area.  Bill worked for a farmer and Dolores taught country school.  Dolores’s first teaching job was at Deer Creek east of Maskell.  Then she taught at McClough Country School in Cedar County for three years.  Bill and Dolores moved to Ponca and she taught one year at Silver Creek in Dixon County.  They then moved south of Maskell in 1958 to start their farming operation.  She and Bill moved into Hartington in 2016.

Dolores was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Maskell where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Ladies Aide.  Dolores enjoyed working in the field with Bill, gardening, tending to her flowers, reading, and following her grandchildren’s activities.

Dolores is survived by her husband of 69 years, Bill Sorenson of Hartington; daughter Lori Koch of Hartington; son Brad (JoEllen) Sorenson of Newcastle, NE; five grandchildren Haley, Michael, Nathan, Sara, and Sheila; 12 great grandchildren; one sister Sally Snowe of Wynot; sister-in-law Pauline Gibbs; brothers-in-law Howard Gibbs of Ponca, Lamont (Darlene) Swanson of Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Lizzie Snowe; sister Helen (William) Bevelhymer; sister Joanne Snowe; sister-in-law Darlene Gibbs of Ponca; brother-in-law Albert Gibbs of Ponca.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Wintz Funeral Home – Hartington

203 W Franklin St, Hartington, NE 68739

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Prayer Service

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm

Wintz Funeral Home – Hartington

203 W Franklin St, Hartington, NE 68739

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm

Faith Lutheran Church

401 Main St, Maskell, NE 68751

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