Obituary: James Sorensen, 74, of Ludington.

March 2, 2021

Jim Sorensen

Obituary: James Sorensen, 74, of Ludington.

James L. Sorensen, 74, of Ludington, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021. He was born July 8, 1946 in Muskegon to Ludwig and Elaine (Douglas) Sorensen.  After high school, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country for two years as an electrician. When he returned home, he continued to work in the electrical field for the mines in the Upper Peninsula. He retired from GM after over 25 years with the company. 

Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and watching movies, especially John Wayne. He enjoyed a good Friday fish fry and a game of cribbage whenever he was able. He loved to take his wife, June, dancing, which he was very good at according to her. Jim was a member of the Elks Club, the American Legion, and he enjoyed volunteering at the Salvation Army.

Jim is survived by his wife, June; his children, Daniel (Deborah) Sorensen, Jan (Jeremy) Levi, Katie (Michael) Lee, Jimmy Sorensen, and Sara Sorensen; his 14 grandchildren, Max, Corin, Ilia, Jonah, Kieren, Jaina, Gracie, Simon, Evan, Natalie, Adam, Emily, Blaze, and James; his sisters, Sandy, Judy, and Carol; and his many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce.

A funeral with military honors will be held Friday, March 5, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Oak Grove Funeral Home in Ludington. Family will greet friends starting at noon. Jim will be laid to rest near his mother in the spring at Sunrise Memorial in Muskegon.

Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be directed to the Salvation Army.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com.

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