Robert Raymond” Bob” Sorensen, 95, of Burwell, Nebraska died October 8, 2018 at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Burwell. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell. Pastor Dennis Davenport will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. Memorials are suggested to the Burwell Color Guard.
Bob was born December 8, 1922 in Elyria, Nebraska to Christian and Frances (Liberski) Sorensen.
Bob married Betty Ronnau on July 9, 1944 in Smith Center, Kansas. They lived in California and New York while Bob was in the Army. Bob entered the United States Army on June 19, 1945 and was honorably discharge on December 4, 1946.
In 1946 they moved back to Burwell where they worked on a ranch for eight years, before moving to a farm in Valley County for twelve years. In 1967 they moved to Loup County to ranch and farm on their own. Betty died on February 24, 2004.
Bob enjoyed rodeo, playing card, and raising and racing horses. He was a member of the American Legion Post #298.
Bob is survived by two sons, Rob and Liz Sorensen of Biloxi, Mississippi and Eric and Kathy Sorensen of Ord, Nebraska. Eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and five brothers, Marshall, Stan, Syl, Al and Smoke.