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Todd Jay Sorensen

June 11, 1966 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 57) 57 Years Old

Todd Sorensen Obituary

Todd Jay Sorensen, the son of Conwell D. “Dunnie” and M. Jill “Sadie” (Freeman) Sorensen, was born on June 11, 1966, in Clarion, Iowa. He was raised in Goldfield and graduated from Goldfield High School, “Class of 1984”. Todd then attended Iowa State, ICCC and Buena Vista University – studying Forestry to Animal Science.

      For several years, Todd helped on the family farm and worked with his family at Sorensen Livestock. He also worked for Union Pacific Railroad for over 10 years and then as a diesel mechanic for Ennis Trucking, North Central COOP and Mitch Lee Trucking.

      Todd was blessed with a son, Brian and daughter, Jaydan.

     He was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Clarion ~ where he took care of the sound booth, participated in Adult Sunday School, the Iron Men Group, and the Walk to Emmaus.

    Todd had multiple activities and interests throughout his life, which was evident by his abundance of knowledge, making for many memorable conversations. His love of nature and the great outdoors began while casting his first fishing line with Grandpa Freeman as well as hunting and trapping also learning from Uncle Bud and Uncle Kent. Whether it be seeking out the best fishing hole or looking for the perfect rock, he could tell you everything there was to know about the trees, plants, birds, or the grass under your feet.

      Todd also appreciated a love of music throughout the years. From vinyl to download his music interests spanned from the Beatles to Hank Jr to Ted Nugent to The Eagles to Jim Croce to the Cowboy Junkies to current Christian music. His constant search for knowledge was even in his faith. He enjoyed discussions about scripture and spiritual topics.

      Todd’s diverse quest for knowledge never ceased. He truly was an “Intellectual Soul.”

     Todd passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion, at the age of 57 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Dunnie; Uncles: Bud, Kent (Arlis) and Carl and Aunts: Karen, Vicki (Rich) and Judy (Carrol). 

      Todd is survived by his children, Brian Sorensen (Autumn Cerka) (Mother Ann Fankhauser) of Ankeny and Jaydan Sorensen (Mother Joella Steffenson) of Clarion; three grandchildren: Isabella, Gabriel and Alice; mother, Jill “Sadie” Sorensen of Eagle Grove; brother, Kelly Sorensen (Karrie) of Eagle Grove; nephews: Taylor, Michael and Trenton aunts: Dee, Joy and Holly and many “special” cousins and friends.

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December 21, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First Methodist Church
201 3rd Ave NE
Clarion, IA 50525

Memorial Service
December 21, 2023

2:00 PM
First Methodist Church
201 3rd Ave NE
Clarion, IA 50525


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