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Martin (Marty/Eddie) Edward Sorenson, age 53 of Great Falls, MT, passed on September 15th, 2018 at Benefis Health System Hospital from accidental injuries he sustained from a fall.
Marty was born in Williston ND at Mercy Hospital on August 18th, 1965 to Tilman and Yvonne Sorenson. He was raised in Williston with his siblings Lynn, Lanette, Lori, Dana, Dawn, Sherri, and Lance. Marty was married to Becki Fauth in December 1988 and had his first child (BreAnn), born June 26th, 1989. He continued to live and work in Williston until he met the girl of his dreams Veronica Lindstrom. In 1997, Marty and Veronica, his fiancé at the time had their first child (ArieAnna) together and shortly thereafter moved to Great Falls MT to be closer to his first born BreAnn. He married the love of his life Veronica on August 12th, 2000 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Williston. Marty and Veronica had two more children (Sterling and Shyera) during the life they built together in Montana. He has worked night maintenance at Wal-Mart of Great Falls for the past 21+ years.
Marty deeply loved his family and believed that family should always come before all else. His children, wife and siblings could always count on him for loving advice and protection; nobody could threaten that. Marty always had such a great sense of humor and at times could light up the room with laughter with his witty banter. If he had free time you can bet he wanted to spend it with his wife and children and he always tried to visit extended family whenever he and Veronica had a chance. He would take his family on vacations and sometimes camping or just a ride in or around Great Falls exploring. If he did anything on his own, it would have been to sneak down to a lake or stream somewhere close to throw in a fishing line. Music also played a big role in his life. The whole family enjoyed pulling up karaoke songs on the computer and singing well into the night and not just at home either; it was pretty much everywhere they went.
One thing that always stuck with Marty was the tragic loss of his own father, Tilman, when he was just young boy of 10. He always held his father in high regard and wished he had more time with him growing up. This is what made him a great and loving father to his own children. He tried to make great memories with them as well as with his wife Veronica.
In 2009 Marty took his family on the biggest and greatest adventure. ”Disney World!” He drove them all the way down to Orlando FL and it was one of the best times ever. He drove so that he and all his family could see many different states and sites all at once. A vacation never forgotten. Camping at the KOA was always a fun little family get away for a weekend. With hiking, picking raspberries, looking at all the different campers, playing basketball and volleyball, playing in the park, cooling off at the swim park, riding around on 3 and 4 wheeled bikes, going on hay rides, listening to a two-man band, and finally relaxing by a campfire roasting marshmallows and telling stories before retiring for the night. He also enjoyed sitting around the campfire in his own backyard with his wife and kids telling stories and gazing at the stars and hoping to catch a UFO flying by.
Marty is survived by Veronica Sorenson (Spouse), BreAnn (Ryan) Cripe (Daughter), ArieAnna (Zack) Fulbright (Daughter), Sterling Sorenson (Son), Shyera Sorenson (Daughter), Rainer Cripe (Grandson), Yvonne Sorenson (Mother), Gerda Lindstrom (Mother-in-Law), Lynn (Greg Bangert) Sorenson (Sister), Lanette Bennis (Sister), Lori (Russ Johnson) Gordon (Sister), Dana (Patrick Burke) Sorenson (Sister), Dawn Poole (Sister), Lance (Mandy) Landers (Brother), Kelly Heck (Brother-in-Law), Cody (Lynn) Lindstrom, Kari Conitz (Sister in Law) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins that he adored.
Marty is preceded in death by Tilman Sorenson (Father), Sherri Landers (Sister), Chuck Lindstrom (Father-in-Law), Chad Conitz (Brother-in-Law) and Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles.
~A few simple words to sum up the life of this great man: Family is First. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Always be real to each other.