Jerry Sorenson, Jr.

Sept. 11, 1970-Oct. 7, 2020

Jerry Lee Sorenson, Jr.,

50, Minot, passed away

Wednesday, October 7,

2020, at his home.

Jerry was born Sep-

tember 11, 1970 in Minot

to Jerry and Julie (Klein)

Sorenson. He was raised

and educated in the rural

Minot area and graduated

from Des Lacs/Burlington

High School in 1989.

On August 8, 1992 Jerry

was united in marriage to

Christy Pukis in Minot.

This union would pro-

duce two sons, Casey on

July 11, 1991 and Nick on

August 3, 1996.

Jerry started working

with Nash Finch as a

warehouse worker after

graduating from high

school. He started his

trucking career about five

years later as a delivery

driver. In 1999, he began

working for Farstad Oil in

Minot. Jerry began having

heart problems in 2015

which would force him to

resign. After years of trips

in and out of the hospital

trying to repair his heart

condition, he was placed

on the heart transplant

list. On October 13, 2019,

Jerry received the gift of a

new heart. His recovery

was long and difficult but

he was able to walk out of

the hospital in March of

2020 to continue rehab at

home. Jerry continued to

maintain a positive atti-

tude while facing more

and more health chal-

lenges. In August of 2020

Jerry received the devas-

tating diagnosis of

leukemia. He was able to

move back to Minot

where he spent his final

days surrounded by fami-

ly and friends.

Jerry loved being out-

doors fishing, hunting, or

golfing. He enjoyed camp-

ing with family at Parshall

Bay. Jerry also loved rid-

ing motorcycles and was

an avid fan of the World

of Outlaws Sprint Car Cir-

cuit. Spending time with

friends was a favorite pas-

time and Jerry always

made time to hang out

with his best friends

Casey and Nick.

Jerry will long be

remembered for his fun

and engaging personality.

He was the life of the par-

ty wherever he went and

always had a story to tell.

Everywhere he went, it

seemed as if he knew

everybody and any trip to

the store would always

end up with him talking

to at least a few people for

extended periods of time.

Jerry had a very infectious

laugh that would bring joy

to all who knew him.

Jerry is survived by his

mother, Julie Sorenson;

sons, Casey and Nick

Sorenson; brother, Jason

Sorenson; sister-in-law,

Tricia Sorenson; niece

Addison Sorenson;

nephews, Aiden and

Jasper Sorenson; and

numerous aunts, uncles,

and cousins.

He was preceded in

death by his father, Jerry

Sorenson, Sr.

A memorial mass will

be held Friday, October

16, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at

St. John the Apostle

Catholic Church in Minot.

Friends are encouraged to

begin gathering an hour

prior to the start of the

service. The service will

be livestreamed for the

public to view and may be

accessed by going to

YouTube https://www.



LvhgOw. Burial will take

place at later date. In lieu

of flowers, the family re-

quest that memorials in

his honor be made out to

Parshall Bay Rec. Funds

will be used to place a

memorial next to his dad’s

and a future park up-

grade. Those wishing to

sign the online register

and share memories may

access the online obi-

tuaries section at (www.