Obituary Dale H. Sorell, 83, Sartell

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Dale H. Sorell, 83


Aug. 15, 1931 – March 20, 2015

Dale H. Sorell, 83, died March 20, 2015 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. His funeral was held March 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. The Revs. Paul Cloeter and Harvey Ehlers officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Sorell was born Aug. 15, 1931 in Minneapolis to Henry and Hilma (Paavola) Sorell. He grew up in Richfield and lived in St. Louis Park before moving to Sartell in 1962. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Sorell married Janice Carlberg on Aug. 25, 1956 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Richfield. He owned and operated the Winter Haven Motel in Sartell for eight years. He operated Sorell Tile in Sartell and was a construction supervisor for Jim Miller Construction for eight years. Sorell was the acting Chief of Police in Sartell for one year. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Cloud East Side VFW Post #4847, Sauk Rapids American Legion Post #254, and a charter member of the Sartell Lions Club. He enjoyed the music of John Philip Sousa and the Ventures, cooking, reading, the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and spending time at the lake. Sorell had a quirky sense of humor, was a perfectionist, very organized and creative.

Survivors include the following: his wife of Sartell; sons and daughter, Jeff (Jodi) of Big Lake, Greg (Jo) of Sauk Centre, and Jill (Mike) Maselter of Sartell; 10 grandchildren, Danny, Jessica, Katherine, Johnathon, Robyn, Eric, Dylan, Andrew, Morgan and Michael; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Phil Carlberg.

Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church.

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