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Harold Winther Sorensen


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Harold Winther Sorensen Obituary
October 10, 1920 - December 23, 2016 Harold ("Hal") Winther Sorensen, 96, joined his wife Carol on December 23, 2016, just in time to celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary together. Hal was born on October 10, 1920 in Omaha, NE to Soren Winther Sorensen, a Danish immigrant, and Helen nee Burchmore. Hal's father died when he was seven, and Hal was raised by his mother, from whom he inherited his famously even temper. After high school, Hal worked at a local print shop days and went to school nights. By 1941, he had saved enough money to transfer to Iowa State, where he studied engineering. At Iowa State, Hal met Carol. They married on December 28, 1943 in Long Beach, CA. With Carol at his side, Hal obtained a job as a draftsman at Fluor, where he remained for over 40 years, retiring as a Senior VP in 1985. Together, Hal and Carol raised two sons; lived in three countries; traveled to many more; and were role models for all. Hal and Carol were happily married for 72 years, until Carol's death in June 2016. Hal is survived by his sons Rex and Clark, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. Hal's family will gather at Echo Lake, CA on July 29, 2017 to celebrate Hal and Carol's life together
Published in the Los Angeles Times on June 4, 2017
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