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Piedmont, MO 63957
Phone: 573-223-4242
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Clarence Sorensen

Clarence Thomas "Chic" Sorensen Jr.

December 28, 1946 - January 26, 2019
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Clarence “Chic” Thomas Sorensen Jr., 72 of Piedmont, MO, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019 at John J Pershing VA Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO. He was born in Chicago, IL, December 28, 1946 to parents Clarence Thomas and Josephine Rose (Ginex) Sorensen Sr. Chic was a loving husband, father and grand-father. He married Sheila Hill on November 11, 2002. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. While serving in Vietnam he earned a Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Viet Nam Service Medal and Viet Nam Campaign Medal. Chic took great pride in his cooking skills and he loved to serve others. He volunteered for the police department, fire department and the Salvation Army. Chic was a Ham Radio operator with call sign: N90RF. He was a Locomotive Engineer for fourteen years and a life member of the VFW and the American Legion. Chic was of the Catholic faith and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters: Clara Mae Antonacci and Maria Josephine Sorensen. Chic is survived by his loving and devoted wife of sixteen years; adopted daughter: Kimberly Anne Sorensen; step-daughter: Brandy Dawn Berry and husband Mark II of Marysville, CA; step-grandchildren: Silver Million, Trent Million, Jax Berry; aunt: Betty Ginex of Tinley Park, IL; one cousin he thought of like a brother: Jeffery Ginex of Tinley Park, IL; cousin Larry Sorensen and wife Donna of Lockport, IL; sisters-in-law; Lana Abrams and husband Eugene of Doniphan, MO, Carol Duncan and husband Michael of Van Buren, MO, Rebecca Durr and husband Douglas of GA, Diane Faught and husband John of Ozark, AR, Alice Allen and husband Dennis of Ellsinore, MO, Lela McLaughlin and husband Hank of Ozark, AR; nieces: Angel Ford, Dena Dimoff; great-niece: Deia Ford; great-nephews: Josh Kustwin, Gavin Ford; and many cousins. A graveside service will be held Monday, February 4, 2019 at Mo State Veteran Cemetery in Bloomfield, MO at 12:00 pm. Online condolences can be made at
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    Monday, February 4, 2019 |
    Monday, February 4, 2019
    Mo State Veteran Cemetery Bloomfield
    17357 Stars and Stripes Way
    Bloomfield, MO 63825
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    Bruce Wareing
  • Interment

    Monday, February 4, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Monday, February 4, 2019 12:00pm
    Mo State Veteran Cemetery
    17357 Stars and Stripes Way
    Bloomfield, Missouri 63825
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Posted at 09:02am
Though I know this is a difficult time for the family, my hope is that you will be comforted from God's inspired word the Bible. John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4 gives hope of a future resurrection and the complete elimination of death, pain and mourning. May the sure promise of a resurrection, comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead, knowing that the One who promised, "cannot lie" (Titus 1:2) Please accept my deepest condolences.

Joe Schaitel

Posted at 01:42pm

‎Joe-Alice Schaitel‎
Clarence Chick Sheila Sorensen
19 hrs

My tribute to Clarence "Chick" Sorenson:
On January 26th Chic passed away due to a long illness. I first met Chic in boot camp Feb 1966 at Camp Pendleton CA. We went through boot camp and then Vietnam in Sept 1966 where we were Fleet Marine force, landed at the base of North and Sound Vietnam DMZ which as then near Don Ha. We served in I Cor which was near and around Khe Sanh. We served with K Co. 3rd battalion 26th marines. All the time I knew Chick he was always a close friend and never let you down or left you behind.

For example, on January 8th 1967 our 1st patoon was ambushed and I took a round through the thigh, from the enemy automatic weapon fire . Sorrenson crawled up beside me through the enemy fire, and we both returned fire until we had no ammo left.

After sometime, it seemed like hours, Sorenson put me on his shoulder and carried me .5-.75 mile to the company post. Sorenson exchanged with to carry me with another marine that I recall which was Bob Corsa. He got us back into some what of a safe area for medical help. I'll always remember Chick Sorenson as a very dedicated Marine "always faithful" and will never be forgotten.

Chick was awarded numerous metals including a purple heart.

"Semper Fi"

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