Rev. Vernon M. Sorensen


Rev. Vernon M. Sorensen passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2022.

A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church in Bettendorf (1809 Mississippi Blvd, Bettendorf, IA 52722). 

In Iowa, Rev. Sorensen served Rockwell; Bettendorf, Broadview; Primghar-Paulina; Burlington, Asbury-Spring Grove; Audubon; Charles City; Director of Development and Public Relations, Friendship Haven, Fort Dodge; Webster City, Asbury; and Webster City, Asbury-Kamrar. He retired in 1995.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; his daughters Debra Gallington of La Porte, Texas and Lisa Sorensen of Washington, DC; his sons, Stephen (Brenda) Sorensen of Long Grove, Iowa and Mark Sorensen (Robert Wilkinson) of Wilmington, North Carolina; 4 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. 

A full obituary may be found at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) or to Asbury United Methodist Church in Bettendorf, IA.

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