James "Jim" M. SorensenJuly 25, 1941 ~ November 29, 2017 (age 76)
James “Jim” Sorensen, 76, of Yorkville, IL passed away, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 25, 1941 in Streator, IL the son of Dale and Margaret (Burns) Sorensen, following Margaret’s passing, he was raised from a young age by the only mother he knew, Alphaeus. Jim graduated from Dwight High School. He married Kathy Roach on August 14, 1965. He retired from Nicor Gas with over 30 years of dedicated service. He was currently working for Aaren Pest Control.
Jim’s passion was camping and horseback riding. He was a life-time member and past presidents of Fox Valley Trail Riders and Illinois State Stock Horse Association and was a member of Green River Saddle Club. Jim enjoyed tinkering in his barn and time spent with his great grandchildren and family.
Jim is survived by his wife, Kathy of 52 years; 2 children, Brian (Michele) Sorensen of Somonauk and Marcia (Andy) Pakenham of Yorkville; sister, Mary Ann Sorensen of Dwight; 3 grandchildren, David Lynn, Heather (Quinten) Lindsley and Jeannette (Tim) Fichtel; 9 great grandchildren, Skylar, Shane, Hailey, Quinten, Addison, Gwendolyn, David Jr., Jason and Emma; his sister-in-law, Rita Settles and brother-in-law, Doug (Crystal) Roach; 3 nephews and one great nephew.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister in infancy and a brother in infancy, his in-laws, Kenneth and Frances Roach, his brother-in-law, Fred Settles and granddaughter-in-law.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave., Montgomery, IL. Graveside Service will follow at 2:30 p.m., Sunday at Elmwood Cemetery in Yorkville. For more information, please go to www.dieterlememorialhome.com. Dieterle Memorial Home 630-897-1196