Merl "Jim" Sorensen died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at his home in Keller after a long battle with cancer. Service: will be held at the Presbyterian church in Palmyra, Neb., on Saturday, July 20. He was born in Lincoln, Neb., on May 15, 1948. He retired from BNSF Railroad in 2010 after 34 years as a dispatcher. He was a volunteer fireman
in Palmyra, Neb., for 25 years before moving to Texas in 1993. Merl was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Sorensen. Survivors: His wife, Judy Sorensen of Keller; his father, Merl C. Sorensen of Lincoln, Neb.; stepson, Jeff Bonnell and wife, Tara, of St. Pete Beach, Fla.; daughter, Stacey Lovell and husband, Larry, of Bennet, Neb.; daughter, Nicky Popov of Austin; sister, Kathy Sorensen of Lincoln, Neb.; brother, Bob Sorensen of Wyoming; grandchildren, Coleton, Kyle, Kina and Greyson.