Daniel Victor Sorenson, 63, of Ozark, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. While valiantly battling complications from the Covid-19 virus, he had a severe, adverse reaction to a blood thinner, which caused him to have a massive, bilateral stroke. He passed away while surrounded by his wife and children.
Danny was born January 5, 1958, in Farmington, Missouri, to Guy Edward Sorenson and Sally Ann Raney. When Danny was 14 years old, attending school at Jennings Junior High School in Jennings, Missouri, he met the love of his life, Janet Suzanne Orf. They were married September 14, 1974, in Ferguson, Missouri, and together raised a family of eight amazing and very loved children.
Dan joined the United States Navy and honorably served his country for thirteen years, ending his time there as an Air Intercept Control Supervisor. He then pursued a career with the US Postal Service where he was currently employed as the Manager of Continuous Improvement, Logistics and Processing. He earned a BA in Management and an MA in Management and Leadership, both from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He also earned Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification from MoreSteam/Ohio State University. During his lifetime he had over 40 years of federal service.
Dan is survived by his wife, Janet Sorenson, and seven of their eight children: Erin Cummings (Troy) from Kansas City, Missouri; Elizabeth Ouellette (Brian) from Ozark Missouri; Brian Sorenson (Heather) from Warrenton Missouri; Matthew Sorenson (Jessica) from Murray Utah; Nathan Sorenson (Elizabeth) from Foristell, Missouri; Meghan Nelson (Craig) from Seattle, Washington; and Emilie Garner (Nathan) from Lehi, Utah.
He will be deeply missed by 28 of the greatest joys of his life, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Brandon Sorenson, Kelsen, Joshua, Lucas and Rylan Cummins, Braiden, Ellie, Mason, Audra, and Seth Orme, Ashlyn Kettler-Orme, Elora and William Ouellette, Trey Dunn, Natalie, Arlan, Dean and Baby Girl (due January 🙂 Sorenson, Everett, Adalaide and Emmeline Sorenson, Olivia Sorenson, Isabel, Sophie and Grace Nelson, Cassie Garner, Liam Garner and Leona Orme.
In addition, he is survived by five siblings: Wendel Sorenson (Cheryl) from Texas, Jerry Sorenson (Debbie), Tim Sorenson (Michelle), Cara Dukes, Chris Sorenson (Jennifer), all from Illinois.
Dan was preceded in death by his daughter Aimee Renee Orme, two of his grandchildren Daniel and Andrew Ouellette, his son-in-law Jared Orme, his parents Guy and Sally Sorenson, an infant sister Christine Sorenson and his beloved grandparents Paul and Ann Raney.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 14, 2021, in Barnes Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri, 1700 South 15th Avenue, Ozark, Missouri 65721. Visitation (closed casket) will be 10:00 A.M. prior to the funeral service. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at Springfield Veterans Cemetery, 5201 South Southwood Road, Springfield, Missouri, at 1:00 pm. A luncheon will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1309 N. 20th Street, Ozark, Missouri, 65721, following the graveside service. Online condolences may be shared at wwwbarnesfamilyfunerals.com.