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Kris D. Sorensen

February 24, 1949 — July 12, 2023

Kris D. Sorensen, 74 of Tipton died at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 24, 1949 in Igloo, South Dakota to Arnie V. & Helen F. (Petersen) Sorensen. Kris spent his childhood years growing up in Viborg, South Dakota. On July 1, 1972 he married Mary Ann Ziegler and she survives. The couple enjoyed 51 years of marriage together raising their two children.

Kris was a skilled craftsman and the owner of Sorensen Custom Cabinets for 45 years until his retirement in 2020. He was a graduate of Viborg (South Dakota) High School. Kris served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1971. Kris was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the American Legion, Tipton Moose Lodge, the Alexandria Eagles and used to sing in the church choir.

Kris & Mary Ann used to dance every weekend and enjoyed line dancing and swing dancing. He loved wood working, listening to music and playing his guitar. One of the best things in life was spending time with his family.

Kris is survived by his wife Mary Ann; his mother Helen Sorensen of Viborg; two sons, Craig Sorensen, Chicago and Travis Sorensen and wife Lindsey of Tipton; siblings Gerald Sorensen, Waxahachie, Texas, Daniel Sorensen and wife Cindy, Sharpsville, Kathy Van Hull, Viborg, Arnita Lynch, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Rebecca Steadman and husband Cleve of Palmer, Alaska. Kris was also blessed with two grandsons, Tyler & Caden Sorensen.

He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Eric Sorensen.

A funeral mass for Kris will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Rev. Dennis Goth presiding. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery with military honors presented by the Tipton American Legion and the U.S. Army. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home where a Rosary Service will be held at 4:00.

Memorial donations in Kris’ honor may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 335 Mill Street, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.

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