Keith Sorensen


Keith Sorensen

Oct. 26, 2017


Keith Sorensen passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Oct.17, 2017 in Tooele, Utah. He was born March 30, 1931 in Moroni, to Niels Isaac and Thelma Marie Lyon Sorensen.

Keith graduated from Moroni High School where he played on the basketball team, played trumpet and baritone in the band, and sang high tenor in the quartet. After graduation Keith served four years in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He married Lovina Lott in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They had seven children and formed a family band known throughout Utah as “The Sorensen Internationals.”

Keith worked for many years with the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and taking his family camping in the mountains.

Keith worked as an engineering technician and after moving back to Moroni he worked at the Snow College Activities Center and drove a school bus for North Sanpete School District.

Keith is survived by his wife, Lovina; children, Niera and Mike, Rick and Jayelyne, Lillie and Larry, Scot and Jennifer, Tina and Jim; 28 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Alan and Elliott (Gina); grandsons, Craig and Ricky Jr.; brother, Darrell (Betty).

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at the Westland Ward in Tooele. Interment was at the Moroni City Cemetery. Online condolences: http://www.peelfuneralhome.com.