Carlyle A. “Skip” Sorensen, 68, Monticello

Carlyle Sorensen

Carlyle A. “Skip” Sorensen, 68, Monticello, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital of Minneapolis.
Visitation was Wednesday, June 26, 5-8 p.m., at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello.   Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, June 27, 11 a.m., at St. Henry Catholic Church, 1001 East 7th Street, Monticello. Father Tony VanderLoop officiated. There will be a private interment. Memorials are preferred to the family or Guardian Angels of Elk River.
Skip was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed. He was born in Atlantic, Iowa on Oct. 16, 1944, to Carlyle and Rachel (Nurse) Sorensen. He grew up in Omaha, Neb. and married Linda Wayland on July 23, 1971. He worked his entire life as an architect, specializing in developing senior citizen housing projects. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a longtime member of the Monticello Lions Club.  Skip loved to be with his granddaughters.
Skip is survived by his wife;  children, Christopher Sorensen, Seattle, Wash.; Erika (Tim) Grabow, Champlin, Minn,; Todd Sorensen, San Francisco, Calif.;  three granddaughters; brothers, Steven (Mickey), Stuart (Debbie), and Scot (Misty).
He was preceded in death by his parents.