WALTER A. SORENSONWalt Sorenson 59, of Hermantown died Friday Nov. 9, 2012 at home, under Hospice care surrounded by loving family and friends, after a brief battle with Esophageal cancer.
Walt Sorenson 59, of Hermantown died Friday Nov. 9, 2012 at home, under Hospice care surrounded by loving family and friends, after a brief battle with Esophageal cancer.
Walt was born Sept. 30, 1953 in Duluth.
Walt graduated from Hermantown High School in 1971, and UMD in 1974. He was a lifelong Hermantown resident.
Walt spent 27 years of his life caring for others as a social worker for St. Louis County. After retirement he worked at several antique shops and co-owned Lakewalk Antique shop. Walt loved antiques and antique sales. He took great pride in restoring antique furniture to its original beauty.
Walt was preceded in death by his father Walter E. Sorenson.
Walt is survived by his mother, Marlene Sorenson, Duluth; his loving friend Deric Absher; sister, Beth Johnson, both of Hermantown; brothers Greg (Mary), Proctor and Ross (Sue) of North Port, Fla.; many nieces and nephews, that thought the world of Uncle Walt, and his pets Bella, Bebe, Lily, and Sophie.
Walt was a very caring and kind man, his generosity continued after death by donating his body to the U of M for medical research.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1, 2012 at the Hermantown Public Safety Building 5105 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to your local animal shelter.