Helen Sorensen
1922 - 2011
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Helen J. Sorensen

Rockville, MD

Helen J. Sorensen (Nee Nelson) was born to Norris and Ruth (nee Olsen) on July 23, 1922 in Stillwater, MN. Mother of Paul of Chicago, IL, Mark of San Francisco, CA, Barbara Lebetsamer of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA and Kathryn Dahlberg of Alexandria, VA; sister of Barbara Vick. She is further survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Reverend H. William Sorensen and a granddaughter.

Visitation will be at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church, 8424 W. Center St., on Monday November 14 2011, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Private burial at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Helen grew up in St. Paul, MN, and attended Hamline University in 1944 with a degree in music, piano and education. She met H. William Sorensen at church when he was a seminary student and they married on April 18, 1944. Helen was an organist, choir director and piano teacher while they lived in Houston, TX; Spirit Lake, IA; Des Moines, IA and Milwaukee, WI.

Krause Funeral Home, 9000 W. Capitol Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53222; 414-464-4640; Online condolences may be made to www.krausefuneralhome.com.

Memorials appreciated to National Lutheran Home, 9701 Viers Drive, Rockville, MD 20850.


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Published in the Des Moines Register on Nov. 13, 2011.
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November 15, 2011
Mrs. Sorensen brought the beauty of music to many, many children including myself. Her patient teaching often was my listening ear through not only piano lessons, but helping with the challenges of growing up in middle school and high school. I treasure my old piano music with her fingerings and comments. Condolences to the family. Kathy Gale, Waukesha, WI
Kathy Gale
November 15, 2011
I have fond memories of this wonderful lady. I took piano lessons from her for about 6 years. She was a fine musician and a great teacher. She added so much to my life. All my best to the family.
Joy Olson Buford
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