Donald C. Sorgenfrei

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Donald Carl Sorgenfrei of Conroe passed away January 3, 2016.

Don was born in Spokane, Washington on June 12, 1925. He grew up on his family's dairy farm with his two sisters, Ruth and Anne. After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy during WWII, training in aviation and PT boats, and serving as a naval officer in the war against Japan.

Don then completed college and began a career in petroleum geology. He had a fulfilling and satisfying career as a geophysicist with Superior Oil and Mobil Oil for over 40 years.

During his work-related travels to Texas, he met his wife, Zelma "Henri" Hershey. During his spare time, Don enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his life. This summer, he celebrated his 90 th birthday with family.

Don is preceded in death by his parents Carl and Doris Sorgenfrei and his sister Ruth Kelley. He is survived by his wife Henri of 64 years, and his sister Anne Zeigler of Bellevue, WA. He is also survived by their three children and their spouses, Michael and Adeline Sorgenfrei, William and Mary Sorgenfrei all of Sugar Land, TX, and Patricia Sorgenfrei Reynolds and her husband David Stromberg of Moraga, CA.

Don is also survived by five grandchildren, Ashley and her husband Jeremy Borden of Santa Monica, CA, Jennifer and her husband Nik Weinberg-Lynn of Walnut Creek, CA, Julie Sorgenfrei of Bryan, TX, Andrew Sorgenfrei of San Antonio, and Brian Sorgenfrei of Sugar Land, and numerous other relatives. He also was great grandfather to Cade and Emma Borden, and Bryce and Blair Weinberg-Lynn.

Don and Henri have been members of First Methodist Church of Conroe for many years.

Funeral services will be at 1 pm Monday, January 11, 2016 at Forest Park Funeral Home - The Woodlands, TX with interment following at Forest Park Cemetery.


Published on from Jan. 7 to Jan. 20, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home
18000 Interstate 45 S | The Woodlands, TX 77384 | (936) 321-5115
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