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Jane Sorensen

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Jane Marie (Larsson) Sorensen, 82, of Protivin passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Sunday, March 11, 2018. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. March 15, 2018, at Crane Creek Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Sue Cira officiating. Verna Orvis will be the organist accompanying the congregation singing, "Amazing Grace", "I Know My Redeemer Lives!" and "How Great Thou Art". Burial will be in the church cemetery with Chris Lynch, Jordan Sorensen, Tanner Sorensen, Robert Lenchan, John Bear and Chip Horkheimer as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Kountry Kitchen Klub, Jackie Lynch, Erica Sorensen, Autumn Dillavou, Cassie Haunstein, Ian Sorensen, Chelsey Lenehan, Andrea Treloar, Madison Horkheimer, Moxon Horkheimer, Kale Horkheimer, Molly Sorensen, Jack Sorensen, Grace Sorensen and Will Sorensen. Friends may greet the family 4 - 7 p.m. Wednesday March 14, 2018 at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in Protivin. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. (563) 569-8800 Jane was a proud leap year baby, born February 29th, 1936 near Dows, Iowa and graduated high school from Waterloo West. She was the youngest of seven children born to Harry Fredrick Larsson and Iris Opal (Tuel) Larsson. Jane was wed to Harry T. Sorensen on April 16th, 1954 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Since 1969, they made Protivin their home. They were married for 48 years at the time of Harry’s death in 2003. To this union six children were born; ZoAnn, Ted, Gregory, Cindy, Malinda and Chad. Jane was the Director of Housekeeping at the at the Howard County Hospital for years following jobs at Turkey Valley Community School and Bishops in Waterloo. Jane was a devoted member of Crane Creek Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Kountry Kitchen Klub. She loved her many dogs over the years, camping with Harry, making fried chicken for a house full of family, and rumor has it, an occasional trip to the riverboat. Jane had a knack for striking up a conversation with anyone she came across and was always in the corner of the underdog. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Jane is survived by her six children; ZoAnn Bear (John) from New Hampton, Iowa, Ted A. Sorensen (Laurie) from New Hampton, Iowa, Gregory L. Sorensen (Sondra) from Sandy, Utah, Cindy J. Lenehan (Robert) from Alta Vista, Iowa, Malinda J. Horkheimer (Chip) from Hazleton, Iowa and Chad F. Sorensen (Ellen) from Kasson, Minnesota. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Flora Specht from Danville, Iowa and Donna Ross from Mazeppa, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Harry Larsson Jr., Craig Larsson, and Gene Larsson; one sister, Bonnie Judson.

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  1. The entire Rosonke and Halvorson families are so sorry for your loss. We have known your mom and the rest of you for so many years and she was truly a wonderful lady and a great friend to all of us. I know she missed Harry and everyone so much and we are so happy she is now reunited with all of them. We will miss her.

  2. So sorry to hear about your mom, she was truly special and have tons of memories of her and your family over the years. She will certainly be missed. Hugs to all of you

  3. To Zo, Teddy, Greg, Cindy, Chad, Melinda, It fills me with sadness hearing that your Mom has passed, it is never easy. She was such a special person and will always hold a special place in my heart. Aside from growing up as family friends, I had the pleasure of many enjoyable conversations over the years mostly on the trips to and from the boat where your Mom spoke of her friendship with our Mom when they were young and running wild. Memories I will never forget. I do take some comfort from my belief that those who pass to heaven are no longer afflicted with the disease that they had here on earth. So, my belief is that your Mom and Dad are reunited, along with my Mom and Dad and so many other dear friends and are back to running wild and free. With much love, she will always be remembered.

  4. Zo,John and the Sorensen Family, so sorry to hear about Jane’s passing. Let the happy memories carry you through these next difficult days. I’m sure Harry is waiting with open arms along with all the friends and family that have gone on before her. Thinking of you all. Leo and Bev Dowd

  5. May the memories of your loved fill your thoughts in the next days. All our prayers to her family. David and Jeanne Roder

  6. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I remember your parents from the campground. After I gave up camping, I would see her from time to time at different places. I always enjoyed talking with her. May your many memories help you at this time. Wanda Rogers

  7. Loved having her as a resident. Was the kindest person, sweet and quite funny. I will forever miss her and cherish the time I got to get to know her. Even when she called me a brat. Fly high Queen Jane


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  10. Zo, Ted, Greg, Cindy, Malinda and Chad, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your mom. I’m just now finding out about her passing. I pray that you’ve all been able to find some peace in your hearts since her passing and know that she’s in a better place with Uncle Harry, Gma Bonnie & the rest of her family, watching over all of us. I will definitely miss Aunt Jane or Gma, as she told my girls & myself we could call her, when Gma Bonnie passed, knowing how much we missed Gma Bonnie & how much Aunt Jane reminded us of her. I will miss the long phone calls with her the most. We’d spend 1-2 hours just chatting away about anything and everything. I will cherish each memory & each conversation I had with her forever! My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Love Brandi (Judson) Winters

  11. My Aunt Jane will dearly forever be missed. I love you forever and ever Aunt Jane. I cannot wait to great you and grandma Bonnie up in Heaven again. They and Grandpa Jeff will be saying “I’m okay are you okay ” a big joke of ours 🙂

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