Peter J. Sorensen of Raeford, formerly of Illinois, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Autumn Care of Raeford at the age of 86.
He was born in Cook County, Illinois on December 29, 1929 to the late Jens Peter Sorensen and Phillis Ward Sorensen. He was preceded in death by his son, James Michael Sorensen.
He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a farmer in Illinois and plant manager at Crane Packing in Vandalia, Illinois before he retired. His hobbies were woodworking and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Helen Sorensen; one son, Dane P. Sorensen; one daughter, Jean S. Thomas (Robert); two grandchildren, Christian and Jacob Thomas; and 2 sisters, Phyllis Nelson of Round Lake, Illinois, and Meta Iwachaniuk of Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.