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1956 John 2022

John Wade Sorenson

November 15, 1956 — January 4, 2022

John Wade Sorenson was born November 15th, 1956 in Twin Falls, ID and passed away unexpectedly doing what he loved, in his backhoe January 4th, 2022.

In 1978, John met Pam and together they had two children, Chance and Aisha. In 1985, they homesteaded a piece of property and built the families earth shelter home by themselves with help from friends. This was one of Johns greatest accomplishment and we will forever cherish the memories created there.

John’s career in underground utilities began right after high school. He started his own company, Sorenson Construction, in the Wood River Valley in 1988. His son Chance, who shared in his passion took over the business in 2017 where they continued to work together.

John is survived by his children Chance (Sandy) and Aisha (Josh), his ex-wife and friend Pam, his brothers Rodney (Sue) Sorenson and Steven (Mary Sue) Sorenson. He is also survived by his 2 grandsons Cylus Jack and Weston Joe, his niece and nephews and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Roy and Dorothy.

John was a hard worker, a jack of all trades, a kind and loving soul and a friend to many. He was a lot of wonderful things but most importantly he is our daddy. We are so grateful to be able to keep the memories of him in our hearts and encourage everyone who loved him to do the same.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Wade Sorenson, please visit our flower store.

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Cremation under the care of Wood River Chapel

403 N Main St, Hailey, ID 83333

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