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7/24/2014 7:51:00 PM
Genevieve "Gen" M. Sorenson

Genevieve "Gen" M. Sorenson, 83 of Kasson, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Genevieve May Josselyn was born on March 25, 1931 in Rochester to Lynn and Margaret (Heins) Josselyn. She attended country school and graduated from Rochester High School. On January 6, 1956, Gen married Philip Nelse Sorenson in Rochester. She and Phil met at the PlaMor Ballroom as Phil played trumpet with the Polka Dots Band. Phil died on February 20th, 1981, one month after their 25th wedding anniversary. Gen continued to live in Kasson, retiring from Mayo in 1994. She was a member of Kasson United Methodist Church, Miriam Circle, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, AFS, Faith in Action and Meals on Wheels.

Gen enjoyed reading, cooking and baking, cheering on the Minnesota Twins, playing cards, traveling by ground transportation and her "mission work". She was the historian for the Heins family for many years. She truly enjoyed spending time with her family.

Gen is survived by her son Alan (Jodene) Sorenson, Patricia (Randy) Wilbur and Sally (Chuck) Coleman all of Kasson. Her grandchildren Christopher (Aimee) Wilbur of Rochester; Courtney Wilbur of Kasson; Amanda Sorenson of Kasson; Anna Coleman and Amber Coleman of Kasson; great granddaughter, Avaya May of Kasson. She is also survived by brothers and sisters Richard (Dobby) Josselyn, Betty (Harvey) Holtan, Ronald Josselyn, Marlynn (Jerry) Brown, Marjorie Heckman and sister-in-law Margaret Josselyn. Gen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Phil; two brothers: Lowell (Jim) Josselyn and Larry Josselyn and sister-in-law Charlotte Josselyn.

Visitation will be held July 31st, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm and one hour before the service at the Kasson United Methodist Church. The funeral will be held on August 1st, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Kasson United Methodist Church with Pastor Joel Xavier officiating. The family prefers memorial to the United Methodist Church.


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