Nels Peter Sorensen, Jr.
Dr. Nels Peter Sorensen Jr., age 65, of Greenville, died peacefully
at home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Greenville on April 4, 1938, the son of Nels Peter
and Kathryn A. Baylis Sorensen. He was a graduate of Greenville
High School in 1956, the University of Michigan and the U of M
Dental School in 1964. He practiced dentistry in Greenville for
39 years. He was on the Greenville Board of Education for 20 years
serving as Treasurer, and was an original member of the Danish
An accomplished musician, he was a member of the American Guild
of Organists, served on the 1976 Bicentennial Committee, Greenville
Rotary Club and Park Congregational Church. He received the Marian
Kemp Outstanding Citizen Award this year, and for many years was
a volunteer official at the High School track meets and served
on the Band Boosters for the High School. His professional affiliations
include the West Michigan Dental Society, the Michigan Dental
Society, the Chicago Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.
He was married on July 30, 1960 to Carol Ann Mount. His father
Dr. Nels preceded him in death in 1992, as did his mother, Kay,
in 1987 and his sister, Jean Stout in 1984. He is survived by
his wife of 43 years, Carol, and their children and families;
Chris and Michelle Sorensen of Southgate, Eric and Tammy Sorensen
of Greenville and Lisle and Todd Merrifield of Comstock Park,
his grandchildren; Kayleen, Hannah, Baker, Veronica and Audrey.
Also his sister, Rae (George) Dewberry of Greenville and brothers-in-law,
Gene (MaryJo) Mount of Greenville and James R. Stout of Chicago,
nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Memorial service
was held on Thursday, July 17th.
Pete Sorensen was a longtime summer resident of Beaver Island,
where his stone-fenced home east of McDonough's Market still holds
a dental chair used by both him and his father when the Island
had no dentist. He was truly loved, and will be missed by all
who knew him.
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