Kenneth Sorrenson, 80 year old Checotah resident, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 in Checotah, Oklahoma.
Kenneth was born Sunday, December 11, 1932 to Stanley and Marion (Lang) Sorrenson in LaSalle, Illinois. He was raised in Oklahoma City where he stayed until he graduated from high school. On Friday, September 14, 1951, Kenneth entered The United States Navy. He served in the Korean Conflict War as an Aircraft Engine Mechanic stationed in Japan earning the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. After serving 4 years, he was honorably discharged on Tuesday, September 13, 1955. He then went to work as an aerospace engineer at Tinker Air Force Base in Del City, Oklahoma until he retired.
On Friday, January 6, 1989 he married his best friend Hilda Seveland in Eufaula, Oklahoma. Kenneth was an avid fisherman all his adult life and loved to take his daughters fishing on vacation. He enjoyed watching his daughters play basketball when they were growing up and rarely missed a game. Kenneth was a very good athlete and played softball for many years. During his retirement, he worked part-time at a golf course where he could pursue his other hobby, golfing. He truly loved his wife, Hilda. We know she will miss him greatly.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Sue Stewart and his two nephews, Doug Largent and Craig Cargill. Kenneth is lovingly survived by his wife Hilda of the home; his three daughters Laurie Sorrenson and her husband Joel Hickerson, Kristie Johnson and her husband Chris Johnson, Jamie Mills and her husband Tom Mills; grandchildren Eric, Caleb, Sydney, Alec, Parker, Kendall, Brandon and Kirby; step children Frank Seveland and his wife Letha of Beggs, Sandy Cavalho of Hawaii, Debbie Kelley and her husband Billy of Checotah, Bonnie Baker and her husband Adam of Hawaii, Connie Chun of Hawaii, Annette Dailey and her husband Mark of Owasso, Kim Renfro and her husband Michael of Illinois; 11 step grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren. He is also survived by nephews Steve Largent and Jeff Largent.
Memorial services for Kenneth with military honors will be held at 2 PM on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Garrett Family Funeral Home with Reverend David Bright officiating. Military honors will be rendered by the United States Navy Funeral Honor Guard.
You may share online condolences with Kenneth’s family @ www.garrettfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family of Kenneth Sorrenson entrusted his care, services and cremation to John & Kim Garrett of Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service 311 SW 2nd Checotah, OK 74426 (918) 473-2244.