Melvin William Sorensen was born at home on July 26th, 1941 in Hinsdale, MT to Hans and Grace Sorensen. He attended school in Hinsdale.
Melvin joined the Airforce at the age of 18 and served in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged.
In 1968, he met the love of his life, Diana Larsen, in Hinsdale at her parent’s farm. When Melvin asked Diana to marry him he said “Would you marry me if I asked you?” and on September 18th, 1970 they were united in marriage at the Lutheran Church in Hinsdale. They made their home in Glasgow, MT. Melvin and Diana were never blessed with children but had plenty of nieces and nephews around them at all times to enjoy.
Melvin’s passion in life was his toy train collection which he spent hours building. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and his Farmville Farm on Facebook.
Melvin passed away on July 22nd, 2016 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, MT. He is preceded in death by both his parents, Hans and Grace Sorensen; brother, Gordon Sorensen; nephew, Calvin Sorensen; niece Janelle Johnson; sister-in-law, Mary Sorensen and brother-in-law, Bill Yoss.
Melvin is survived by his wife Diana Sorensen of Glasgow; brothers, Edwin (Dorothy) Sorensen of Ogden, UT and Harry (Diedra) of Sidney, MT; a sister Marlene (late Bill Yoss) of Nashua, MT. As well as numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and special friends.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial to celebrate Uncle Melvin’s life will be held at the VFW on Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.