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Gene D. Sorenson, age 78, of Waverly passed away on March 8, 2023.

He was born on September 12, 1944 in Sisseton, South Dakota the son of Oscar and Renae (Mortenson) Sorenson.

Through the years, Gene worked in the asphalt business. He enjoyed appaloosa horses. He was fond of playing pool, painting, woodworking, spending time with his family, and 4-wheeling with friends. He had a great sense of humor.

Gene is survived by his three children Chad (Martha) Sorenson of California, Nicolle Sievers of Wisconsin and Dakotah (Aaron) Grefsrud of Clearwater, Minnesota; special friend Pat Morrisette; seven grandchildren; siblings Lynn Sorenson, Mark Sorenson and Janice Tuff; many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Michelle; his parents and sister Mary.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 14th at The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN 4:00-8:00 PM. Further visitation will take place one hour prior to the memorial service on Wednesday, March 15th. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 15th at 11:00 AM at The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN. Pastor Michael Madsen will officiate. Inurnment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waverly, MN.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN assisted the family with funeral arrangements. On-line condolences can be made at

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Stephen Noakson

    Gene was a good guy who is going to be missed by all who knew him. Prayers for his family at this time.

  2. Patty Swanson

    RIP my dear friend! 55 years of friendship, laughter and enjoying life to the fullest. I will miss our phone chats!!

  3. Deb Schreiber

    I am so sorry for the loss of your father, Dakotah. He was way too young to go. God’s plan, not ours. Hugs and prayers to you and your family. Your fellow employee, Deb

  4. Robyn patri

    I am sorry for your loss!

  5. Lisa Carter

    So sorry for your loss.

  6. Leo Deutsch

    My best friend since we were about 10 years old, hard to know he is gone, if there is a happy hunting ground, I am sure he is there with his horses, Patch’s his dog and his friends who went before RIP old buddy

  7. Sharon Potter

    Dakota and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Gene was a really fine man, he made many people his friends. He had a great sense of humor…Marty and I were grateful to have known him. Love to you, your family and my sister Pat!

  8. Elle Canfield

    I was so sad to hear this news – he was such a sweet man. He’s in God’s embrace with his animals and loved ones – now he can watch over us from above – Sympathy and Condolences to his family and friends.

  9. Riki Anderson

    Gene will be missed very much. GENE REMBERED EVERYONE, a wondefull man, a great friend, talented artist and carpenter.
    I loved Gene. Riki Anderson

  10. Vern Fossum

    My best friend from high school days, hard to see he’s gone, my condolence to his family, sorry for late, didn’t know this was here.


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