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Clinton "Clint" S. Sorenson

October 2, 1932 — October 30, 2023


Clinton “Clint” Sorenson, 91, of Hawley, MN, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Monday, October 30, 2023, at Hawley Senior Living, Hawley, MN.

Clinton Stanley Sorenson was born on October 2, 1932, to Oliver, Sr. and Olga (Hovland) Sorenson. He attended school in Ada and graduated in 1950. After high school, he served in the Army. He married Sonia Gunnufson on April 29, 1956. He attended the University of North Dakota and Moorhead State University. His first teaching position took them to Cavalier, ND in 1960 where he built their home with his father. They moved to Hawley, MN in 1964 where he taught Industrial Arts until retiring in 1994. He continued working for the school district driving bus until the age of 80. After retirement, he and Sonia enjoyed traveling with friends and family on many trips and cruises.

He was a member of Hawley Lutheran Church. Clint’s greatest love was his family. He enjoyed attending all the events his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren participated in, rarely missing an event. His family will always remember all the time spent at South Twin Lake and cherish the memories made there with him. He loved the lake and spent as much time as possible there. On the fourth of July, he would dress in patriotic colors from head to toe, he was very proud to be an American. While at the lake, he also took every opportunity to eat breakfast at Pinehurst, his lake friends meant a great deal to him. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling and anything that involved the outdoors. Clint loved life and appreciated all that came with it. He will be greatly missed by all his family.

Clint is survived by his children: Steve (Becky) Sorenson, Pelican Rapids; Scott (Sandra) Sorenson, Hawley; Shelly Dauner, Hawley; Shane (Diane) Sorenson, Hawley; 8 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren; brothers: Oliver, Jr. (Carol), Ada; and Lennard (Shirley), Sartell.

Clint was preceded in death by his wife, Sonia; infant son, Paul; parents, Oliver, Sr. and Olga; brother, Elmer; and daughter-in-law, Angie.

A visitation will be held on Monday, November 13, 2023, from 5-7 PM at Wright Funeral Home, Hawley, MN.

Visitation will continue Tuesday, November 14 from 10-11 AM followed by the funeral service at 11:00 at Hawley Lutheran Church, Hawley, MN.

Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Hawley, MN.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, November 13, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Wright Funeral Home and Cremation Service- Hawley and Lake Park

404 Leonard St, Hawley, MN 56549

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Hawley Lutheran Church

510 8th St, Hawley, MN 56549

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

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