Gerald (Jerry) Oliver Sorensen, 80, of Mitchell died Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab. A private family funeral service was held Monday, August 6th at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Jerry Sorensen was born June 14th, 1938 in Deadwood, SD to Oliver and Loretta (Harris) Sorensen. Following the death of his father in 1948, the family moved back to Mitchell, SD. Jerry graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1956.
Jerry was united in marriage to Elizabeth L (Betty) Johnston on January 29, 1959. They later divorced.
Jerry is survived by 6 children: Terry Sorensen, Sandy (Pat) Oleson, Laurie Sorensen, Steve (Miranda) Sorensen, Julie (Bob) Mericle, and Shelly (Kurt) Mee; 13 grandchildren: Andrew Oleson, Alexa Oleson, Terra (James) Lemke, Anne Tabert, Kacee Koupal, Caitlin (Ben) Coleman, Steven Sorensen, Tanner Sorensen, Tyler (Jenn) Mericle, Brooke Mericle, Sydney Mericle, Taylor Mee and Jordan Mee; 3 great-grandchildren: Aspen Tabert, and Harlow and Louis Lemke; and one brother, Walter Sorensen, as well as a large extended family.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Donna Stainbrook, a brother, Tom Sorensen, and a sister in infancy.