Mary Ann Sorenson
Date of Birth
December 30, 1929
Chester, South Dakota
Entered into Rest
August 7, 2020
Ashland, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial

Private Family Service
Interment at Omaha National Cemetery ~ Omaha, Nebraska


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Mid-Nebraska Foundation – Brian Sorenson Scholarship Fund

Mary Ann (Park) Sorenson, 90, of Ashland, NE, entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Oxbow Living Center in Ashland, NE.  She was born December 30, 1929 on a farm near Chester, SD to Henry Sr. and Kathryn (Birnbaum) Park.  Mary Ann attended country school near Chester, SD.

She was married to Darrell Sorenson on August 9, 1950 in Huntimer, SD.  The couple lived in Canton, SD, Marshall, MN, Madison, SD, Sioux Falls, SD, Hutchinson, KS, Wichita, KS and Omaha, NE.  In September of 2019 they moved to Oxbow Living Center in Ashland, NE.  Mary Ann was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Omaha, NE.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Darrell Sorenson Sr.; children, Darrell Sorenson Jr. of North Platte, NE, Deborah (Steve Shonkwiler) Sorenson of Decatur, NE, Theresa Sorenson of Thornton, CO, Mark (Delora) Sorenson of Omaha, NE and Daniel (Amy) Sorenson of Gretna, NE; 11 grandchildren, Becky Sorenson, Shon Dillon, Shannon Dillon, Scott Johnson, Dustin Sorenson, Jacob Sorenson, Chase Sorenson, John Sorenson, Samantha Sorenson, Jesse Weifenbach and Tyson Weifenbach; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Betty) Park of Colton, SD; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by grandchildren, Faith Sorenson and Brian Sorenson; parents, Henry and Katheryn Park; three sisters, Muriel Van Dam, Avis Klamm and Marge Myres; one brother, Henry Park Jr.

Condolences for Mary Ann Sorenson
  1. Donna Christensen Thomas
    • August 8, 2020 - 4 years ago

    What a lovely, happy photograph of Mary Ann! Such a sweet lady! We will surely miss her in our Danish Sisterhood group. Theresa I’m sure you have many wonderful memories of your mama to comfort you in these difficult days. Just two days short of their 70th wedding anniversary. WOW! What an accomplishment! Blessed be her memory. Rest In Peace, Sister!

  2. Rich Fabian and Family
    • August 9, 2020 - 4 years ago

    Hello Dan, Darrell Jr.and Sr., Amy, Mark,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss today. Your mother was one one of the sweetest, warmest, persons. My mother was reminiscing and wanted me to relay to you, “My friend Mary Ann was a dear friend and will be sorely missed. We always shared birthdays and this is something I ALWAYS looked forward to. My prayers and thoughts are with the Sorenson family. Our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow” Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory No one can steal. I cannot fully express the sorrow we feel for you at this time. My thoughts are with you during this time. Rich Fabian and Family! We love you guys!

  3. Barb Schenkelberg
    • August 10, 2020 - 4 years ago

    My deepest sympathy to all the Sorenson family.
    Your mother and I shared so many great moments over the years, working at Church together and going to garage sales!
    I will miss her so much!
    Barb Schenkelberg

  4. Dan Zack
    • August 11, 2020 - 4 years ago

    So sorry to hear the death of your mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in the difficult time. Dan and Arlene Zack

  5. Abby Quinn
    • August 11, 2020 - 4 years ago

    So sorry for your loss Dan and family. Your mother was always so sweet and kind. Our hearts go out to you all.

  6. Anonymous
    • August 14, 2020 - 4 years ago

    Maryann was one of my aunt’s. Living across the country in Mississippi, I spoke to her fairly often.I hate living so far away from extended family members. I loved that lady and will miss her as I do the others from the North. RIP Maryann. John Myhres Ocean Springs, Ms.

  7. Charlene (Krof) Johnston
    • August 16, 2020 - 4 years ago

    The Krof family has such precious memories of the entire Sorenson family. Once I caught my mom and Mary Ann with a large ladder trying to go in through a window because Mary Ann accidentally locked herself out if the house. Mary Ann was always fun to be around!
    Wishing you peace and comfort during this hard time.

  8. Pat & Don Wilkie
    • August 20, 2020 - 4 years ago

    many happy memories with a good friend and dancer Pat & Don Wilkie

  9. Margo Catton
    • September 24, 2020 - 4 years ago

    Just heard the sad news of Mary Ann’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Keep the memories you have of her close to your heart…they will comfort you when you are missing her. Share those memories with others and talk about her often…they will keep her memory alive. Believe in the Lord’s promise that you will see her again one day – Margo Catton

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