Welcome to the memorial page for

James "Jim" M. Sorensen

July 25, 1941 ~ November 29, 2017 (age 76)

Share Tribute:         


December 3, 2017

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Dieterle Memorial Home
1120 South Broadway
Montgomery, IL 60538

Graveside Service
December 3, 2017

2:30 PM
Elmwood Cemetery
305 Kendall
Yorkville, IL

Obituary Image

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  Dieterle Memorial Home 630-897-1196

© 2018 Dieterle Memorial Home & Cremation Ceremonies. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service