Larry Sorenson

Nov. 25, 1939-Dec. 21, 2020

Larry Sorenson, 81,

Garrison, died on Mon-

day, December 21, 2020,

at the Garrison Hospital.

Funeral services will be

held on Monday at 1:00

pm at the Garrison

Church of God. Burial

will be held at St. Nicho-

las Catholic Cemetery in

Garrison. Masks will be

required for all services

and visitation.

Visitation will be held

on Monday from 11 am

until the time of services

at the church.

Larry was born No-

vember 25, 1939, in Har-

vey, ND, the fourth of five

sons of Sigurd and

Frances (Ecklund) Soren-

son. Following high

school, he entered the US

Army on Sept 9, 1959,

and was honorably dis-

charged in 1961.

Larry married Linda

Weippert in 1971. From

this union came a son,

Michael. They later di-

vorced. Larry married

Joan Ruhland on April 17,

1986, at St. Mary’s Cathol-

ic Church in Bismarck,

ND. They made their

home in Bismarck where

he worked for Bruce

Mobile Services until

1986. He and Joan then

moved to Bottineau where

he attended the College of

Forestry to study urban

forestry. Following col-

lege they moved to Salem,

OR, where Larry worked

for Texaco and later at a

turkey plant. While living

in Salem, he also owned

his own landscaping busi-

ness. In March of 1993,

Larry and Joan moved

back to North Dakota and

lived on the Ruhland farm

west of Garrison. Larry

went back to work for

Bruce Mobile in Bismarck

before retiring in 2001. In

the summer of 2007, he

started working as a secu-

rity guard for Fort Steven-

son State Park during the

night hours on weekends.

In his spare time, Larry

loved to be outside, espe-

cially going fishing.

Larry is survived by his

wife Joan, Garrison; son,

Michael (Melinda) Soren-

son, Hubertus, WI; several

in-laws, nieces and


He was preceded in

death by his parents,

brothers and sisters-in-

law, Cliff (Ruth) Soren-

son, Glenn (Vicky) Soren-

son, Gerald (Betty) Soren-

son, Lyle Sorenson, and a

special friend, Bob Ander-


In lieu of flowers the

family prefers memorials

to the Fort Stevenson

Foundation, Garrison/Max

Ambulance or the Garris-

on Food Pantry.

To sign the online regis-

ter go to www.garrison