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Oscar F. "Swede" Sorenson, 83, well known salesman around the city for many years, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully at home, May 7, 1996, after a valiant struggle against arthritis and heart disease.

Born in Malmo, Sweden, November 6, 1912 to Esther Berglund and Franz Gustav Sorenson. He emigrated with his family to the United States in 1921. Oscar served as a Lt. J.G. in the Maritime in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific War Zones during all of World War II.He married Alice Anderson in 1948 in Salt Lake City. Oscar worked for Kelly Co. for 44 years and then Office Supply Distributors for several years before he retired.

Oscar loved family, friends, sports and music, especially barbershop, in that order. He was a long time member of the Cottonwood Country Club. He was proud of his award in 1993 by the O.P.D.A. for his contribution to the Office Products Industries.

Oscar is survived by his wife, Alice; son, Steven O. Sorenson, Salt Lake City; daughter, Shelley (Jaime) Luna; grandchildren, Alison Christine and J. David Luna, all of El Paso, Texas. Also survived by sister, Mrs. Melroy (June) Morley; brothers, Douglas, Hugo and George, all of Salt Lake City; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by older brother, Nephi.

Funeral services Friday, May 10, 1996 at 12 Noon at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive, where friends may call 10:30-11:45 a.m. prior to services.

The family suggests donations to the charity of choice or Utah Youth Village, 5790 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84121. Interment Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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