Dale Richard Sorenson passed away on May 16, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona due to a lengthy illness.

He was born January 5, 1949 at Seward General Hospital and raised in Seward, Alaska. Dale joined the United States Army in November of 1968. While on leave, he married his high school sweetheart, Sandra (“Midge”) Kay Friedly, on June 28, 1969 in Seward, and was then shipped out to Qui Nhon, South Vietnam. He served in the armed forces until 1972. 

Upon his return, Dale and Midge ran the local Tesoro station from 1972 to 1974. Dale then started a longshoring career in 1974 with the ILWU Alaska Longshore Division in Seward, Unit 60, retiring in 2010 after 36 years of service. Dale and Midge then followed the sunshine to Mesa, Arizona, making it their permanent home in 2013. Dale enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle and working on his classic cars, which included a 1956 Ford and 1957 Chevy.

Dale was preceded in death by his grandparents Wayne & Esther Heinbaugh of Seward; parents Chris & Millie Sorenson of Seward; and brother Christian Lee Sorenson of Anchorage, Alaska.

He is survived by his wife, Midge, of 50 years; sisters, Darlene (John) Crawford of Seldovia, Dona Walker of Seward, and Jackie Booher of Hesperia, Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews. No services are planned as yet.