Henry ‘Hank’ Sorenson

Henry “Hank” Sorenson, 58, of Minot, and formerly of Williston, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Trinity Hospital in Minot on Thursday evening, May 8, 2013, after a three-year battle with cancer.

His funeral service will be celebrated Tuesday afternoon, May 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in Williston. Rev. Mark Britton will officiate and interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Williston.

Henry Sorenson was born March 21, 1955, in Williston, to Harold and Betty Lou (Dixon) Sorenson. Henry was raised and educated in Williston. He attended NDSU and Moorhead State University, where he earned various degrees.

Henry was once married to Donna and together they had three girls, Sarah, Hilary and Emily. From the marriage he also gained two stepkids, Jeremy and Amber, whom he adored.

Henry married Jan on June 17, 2003, in Minot. He was blessed with three stepchildren, William, Matthew, and Hannah. Henry’s employment included various jobs with oil companies. He was also employed by Walmart as a department manager. For 17 years he worked at Menards, where he was a department manager of floor and wall coverings. During his time at Menards he met lots of friends and you could always find him with a smile on his face and happy to help.

Henry enjoyed watching and playing sports, and outdoor activities, especially fishing. His biggest passions of all were his relationship with God, being active at his church, playing in the worship band, and his family and friends. He enjoyed being with his family, taking drives with his wife and sightseeing. He loved going to Oak Park with his grandbabies, Baleigh and Mya. Some other things he enjoyed were going to Planet Pizza and bowling with his family, especially his stepdaughter, Hannah, and his grandkids.

Survivors include: his wife, Jan, of Minot; daughters, Sarah (Phillip) Martinson, of Benedict, Hilary (Josh) Sorenson, of Minot, and Emily (Ryan) Sorenson, of Minot; grandchildren, Baleigh and Mya; stepsons, William and Matthew Primrose, of Bellingham, Wash., stepdaughter, Hanna Eckert, of Minot; half sister, Barb (William) Korfman, of Kansas; sisters-in-law, Diane Togstad, of Devils Lake, and Eileen Hoerauf, of Spokane, Wash.; and his cousin, Bob (Pat) Helle, of Vancouver, Wash.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ruben and Mildred Togstad.

All are welcome to visit (www.eversonfh.com) to share memories of Hank or leave condolences for his family. Friends may call at the Everson Funeral Home, Williston, today, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, from 9 to 11 a.m., and at the church for the hour preceding the funeral.

The Everson Funeral Home of Williston is caring for the family.