Hearts Love 05

Donn Vernon Sorenson

August 10, 1950 ~ August 27, 2019 (age 69)

Obituary Image


Donn Vernon Sorenson, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.  Donn was born on August 10, 1950, in Baudette, MN to George and Sue Sorenson.

Donn was preceded in death by his father, George, and his son, Mason. He is survived by his wife Dawn of 49 years, his mother Sue, brothers Bruce and Duane, sister Kathy, and several cousins, nieces, nephews and community of friends.

A celebration of Donn’s life will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 2:00 to 5:00pm at the Red River Event Center in Akeley, MN.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a future charitable donation in his name. 

Donn Sorenson is someone to remember.  Donn had a gift of engaging others in conversation whether you were standing in line at the Cenex counter or sitting at the kitchen table

Donn, the “Fireplace Guy” brought warmth to a conversation while having a cup of coffee, a drink at the bar or helping you prepare burgers or a wonderful risotto. 

Donn, “Mr Akeley,” was passionate about community involvement - Township Treasurer, a member of the Auxiliary, Lions and the Chamber. He could be seen sharing his time and commitment at many events. 

Donn found his home and heart in the outdoors. Listen for his laughter in the wind, feel the warmth of Donn’s friendship in the sun and see the crispness of his humor with the first frost of fall. 

Donn loved the community of Akeley, the community of his family and the community of his friends.

Thank you Donn, You will be missed.

I’ll see ya when I see ya!



To send flowers to Donn's family, please visit our floral section.


Celebration of Life
September 5, 2019

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Red River Event Center, Akeley
Junction of Hwy 34 and Hwy 64
Akeley, MN 56433

© 2020 Midwest Cremation Association - Dennis Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS