Services for Everett Eugene Sorensen

Everett Eugene Sorensen, 78, of Bagley, MN passed away peacefully at his home on September 2, 2019. Funeral services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Bagley on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:00am with Pastor Eli Voight officiating.

Everett was born September 15, 1940 to Aksel and Anna Adeline (Hartmann) Sorensen in Bagley, MN. Everett was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Ebro, MN and graduated from Bagley High School in 1958.          

On May 11, 1960 while waiting to board the SS Edmund Fitzgerald as Merchant Marine, an Army recruiter spotted Everett and convinced him to join the US Army instead. Everett served as a Specialist with the Army until he was honorably discharged on April 23, 1963.

Upon returning him home from his service, he met the love of his life, Mary Jane Courtney, and the two were wed on January 14, 1966. Everett and Mary were blessed with one daughter, LaVone, and one son, Shawn.

Everett proudly owned and operated several area businesses in his lifetime, including the Shell Service Station, Drift-Inn, and Sorensen Motors, which has been in business for over 50 years. In addition to his business ventures, Everett also passionately farmed and ranched for many years, caring for and tending to hundreds of head of cattle and thousands of acres of land in his prime. In 2009, he was honored as Clearwater County’s Top Beef Producer.

Everett was always hard at work, putting in many long days between the shop and the farm. In his rare free time, he enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and spending time with family. Everett will be warmly remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandpa, uncle and friend. He will be well-known for his unwavering love of God, his family and his country.

Everett is survived by his loving wife, Mary Jane, son Shawn (Shelly) Sorensen, sisters Shirley (Nels) Gunderson, Jean (George) Titera, and Joan (Bob) Gette; sister-in-law, Linda Sorensen; grandchildren, Zach (Alyssa) Waggoner, Jaid (Joe) Nelson, Caleb (Kendra) Waggoner, Chelsey Sorensen, Tauny Sorensen, Parker Sorensen, and Landen Sorensen; and great-grandchildren, Gavin and Finn Waggoner, Faryn and Fable Johns, Rossten Huntley, and Alida Nelson, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Aksel and Anna Adeline, his brothers Dale Sorensen and Gary Sorensen, his daughter, LaVone Waggoner, and his infant granddaughter, Heather Sorensen. 


Messages of condolence may be sent to


Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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