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Obituary: SORENSEN, LINCOLN

Lincoln B. SorensenAka Big ChiefLincoln B. Sorensen, aka Big Chief, 82, passed peacefully on to the eternal realm on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 surrounded by his adoring family. He is our beloved husband, father, grandfather and patriarch. Dad was a star athlete at South High garnering numerous accolades, among them being named athlete of the year. He went on to serve an LDS mission to England followed by honorable service in the US Army. He continued his love of baseball, lettering at BYU where he also graduated with a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. It was while attending BYU that he met and fell in love with Janet Parker, his beauty queen from Draper. Dad endeared himself to all he came in contact with, especially his cherished students. He had served as principal at Lakeview, North Park, Kanesville and Roy Elementary Schools. As a teacher and elementary principal, Dad touched the lives of thousands over the years. His circle of influence extended also to members of the North Ogden 5th Ward where Dad served lovingly as Bishop. Ever a disciple of Christ, he and mom served two missions on Temple Square, and also in Auckland, New Zealand.Dad embraced life and provided a wealth of opportunities and memories for his children and grandchildren. Lincoln's Logs, in the Bear Lake valley, is a treasured paradise for the Sorensen family. It was here where the legend of "Big Chief" came to life, and Dad planted himself in the fertile hearts of his children, grandchildren and numerous friends. Dad is survived by Janet, his eternal companion, children, Mark (Christina) Sorensen, Kristen (Corey) Bell, Shauna (James) Beames, Gregg (Julie) Sorensen, Todd (Debbie) Sorensen and Jennifer (Rob) Jones, 27 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, brothers Lynn A. Sorensen, Richard J. Sorensen, and sister Virginia Nielsen. He was preceded in death by his parents Ulrich A. and Fannie B. Sorensen, and beloved baby sister, Mary McInnes.Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Country Oaks Ward Cherry Lane 2680 E. Cherry Lane, Layton, Utah. Friends may visit family Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, North Ogden City Cemetery.Condolences may be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com