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Donald  T. Sorensen
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Donald T. Sorensen, 81, of Burlington and Coupeville, WA passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017. He was born on November 7, 1935 At Rowley General Hospital in Mount Vernon. He grew up making friends. One group of classmates at Mount Vernon High School became Club 54. These classmates stayed close throughout their lives. Upon graduation Don attended Pacific Lutheran College, Skagit Valley College and Edison Tec in Seattle gaining experience that served him well. Don followed his career to Coupeville where he was the 2nd employee of Whidbey Island Bank. As the bank grew, he advanced in responsibilities until becoming 1st vice president at his retirement in 1975.
Don was active in the Coupeville Lions Club. He is past president of both Coupeville and Mount Vernon Lions Clubs. He also served as H-7 Zone Chairman, and as a trustee of the Sight and Hearing Foundation. He was given a Melvin Jones Fellowship by the Coupeville Lions Club. Don also served on the Coupeville City Council, as treasurer of his church and on the Whidbey Hospital Foundation at its start. He was president of that foundation when he moved to Burlington. Don also worked to coordinate the medical services of Skagit and Island Counties. He remained active far beyond his retirement, serving his community in every way he could. In 1967 he married Alice Balster. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Don and Alice had one son, Karl.
Don is preceded in death by his parents Thorval and Harriett (Tyler) and his sister Laverne McKiernan. He is survived by his wife and son Karl (Mona), his two grand stepchildren and three great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Sight and Hearing Programs of the Mount Vernon Lions Club, PO Box 6, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.
A memorial service for Don will be held at Salem Lutheran Church, 2529 N. Laventure Road in Mount Vernon on Friday, November 10, at 2:00 PM.

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2:00 AM
Salem Lutheran Church

2529 N Laventure Rd
Mount Vernon, WA 98273


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