Agnes Marie Sorensen - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

December 12, 1933 - January 7, 2022

Agnes Marie Sorensen

Age 88, of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2022. Preceded in death by her wonderful husband, Sheldon; sister-in-law, Charlene Cassel; brothers-in-law Rev. Carl Cassel and Rev. Dean Miller and grandson-in-law Timothy Hammick. Born on December 12, 1933 in Wheeler, WI to parents Torger and Opal Peterson. She is survived by her three children, Joy (Lon) Sorensen Navarre of St. Paul, Shelley (Tim) Bauder of Coopersburg, PA, and Jon (Kim) of Minneapolis; grand and great grandchildren: Karisa (Dan), Keila, Lucas, CJ (Billie Jo), Donald (Nichole), Kaysie, Caleb, James (Lauren), Maria, William, Levi, Simeon, Isaac, Joshua, Maurecio, Teddy, Lily, Elijah, Scarlette, Colt and Beretta, along with her siblings Esther (Monroe) Larson, Bruce (Karen) Peterson, Karen Miller, Dan (Ellen) Peterson, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Aggie graduated from Duluth Central HS (Class of ’51), and received her nursing training from St. Luke’s Nursing school in Duluth. She married Shel in 1956 and they enjoyed 63 years together. Aggie served as a Bible Study Fellowship leader, an RN in a pediatric unit at Deaconess and Fairview hospitals, a private nurse caretaker, Assistant Director of nursing at Redeemer Residence and as a parish nurse at Ebenezer Lutheran Brethren Church in Minneapolis.

Shel and Aggie were devoted to family and friends. They traveled with ease and joy to celebrate graduations, weddings and to offer loving support at funerals. She was a passionate fan at her children's and grand-children’s games. You could also hear her cheering (and groaning) for the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. Aggie was a devoted card sender and kept sharp by completing the daily cryptoquip and beating Shel in Scrabble. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, making sure they always received her appropriately decorated cut out sugar cookies for each season–Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Easter.

Aggie was well known for her faith in Jesus, her spirit of generosity, service and fun. She was a long time member at Ebenezer and a faithful supporter of missions. Countless people enjoyed hospitality in her home on Elliot Avenue. A gifted cook and baker, she genuinely enjoyed sharing her gifts, delivering meals and goodies with a smile. Her chocolate cake, cookies, and homemade frosting or caramel cinnamon rolls were some of her trademarks. However, the one thing Aggie was best known for was her laugh. While telling stories she would get caught up laughing in the middle, which was so infectious it caused everyone else to laugh as well. When she finished she would utter “uff da” or “dear me”! The family was blessed to have Aggie for so long. She’s dearly missed; yet her love and kindness can live on through each of us.

The family wishes to thank Aggie’s dear friends for their loving and faithful support as well as Kindred Hospice and the staff at Havenwood and Rakhma Harmony Home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 11am, with visitation one hour prior at Ebenezer Lutheran Brethren Church in Mpls.
**In the spirit of Aggie’s love of the color pink, we invite you to wear pink to the service.**

Memorials to Lutheran Brethren International Missions.

A private interment is planned at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Aggie generously gifted her remains to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest program.



    To Joy, Jon, Shelley and the rest of the family. I’m just one of the lucky people that knew G-Ma and will miss her. While she touched more people than I will probably ever meet, thankfully we all have many found memories of her and almost all of them will end in her laughter. Thankfully she has been reunited with G-Pa and we will see them again someday.

  2. Linda and Dean Bengtson says:

    Dear all,
    What a wonderful tribute to Aggie written here… I miss her and Shel SOOOO much. I was fortunate to know Aggie for most of my life through Ebenezer Church. I enjoyed her amazing hospitality, her tasty sweets (and the cinnamon bread she bought for me when I was home from Japan) and the calm and cheerful atmosphere of her home… Aggie is one in a million. I often said I wish I could bottle her laugh and bring it with me to listen to when I needed a pick-me-up. She was also an inspiration and a person I could depend on for help when I faced different challenges with my own family and aging parents. I last saw her and Shel in the summer of 2019, and enjoyed that time together when they were still able to be out and about. She and Shel…and the whole Sorensen clan were always very special to my whole family, even though we lived far away and didn’t get to see them often. We did get to enjoy their one trip to Japan many years ago, and are thankful we could share that connection with them. And now…We look forward to seeing them again in heaven!!! Much love…..

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