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trevino textGerald Dean Sorenson Sr., 81, of Granite City, IL, born on August 20, 1936, in Granite City, IL, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Gateway Regional Hospital ER, Granite City, IL.

Gerald loved Cardinals baseball and his many grandchildren. He also loved raising LaManchas dairy goats, his dog, Lady, and his four cats. Gerald worked for Cassens Transport for 25 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Sorenson; mother, Wanda Zellin; and his brothers, Kenneth and James William Sorenson.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria Diane Kessler Sorenson Sr., whom he married on June 5, 1994, in Granite City, IL; children, Larry Sorenson, Gary Sorenson, Jerry Sorenson Jr., Keith Sorenson, Terrie Coble, Eric Coble, Cathy Stanley, Kevin Sorenson, and Ben Sorenson; sisters, Sharon Finke of Troy, IL, and Constance (Edward) Motl of Granite City, IL; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 

Memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society.

Visitation: Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home, Granite City, IL.

Services: Funeral is at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home, Granite City, IL. Burial in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Thomas Saksa Funeral Home 2205 Pontoon Rd Granite City IL 62040  618-876-4321
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