Memorial services for Niels C. Sorensen age 103 of Pilger, NE will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE. Interment will be in the Pilger Cemetery. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner, NE is assisting with the arrangements. Live streaming of the service can be found at www.facebook.com/minnickfuneralserviceinc.
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Niels passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at St. Joseph's Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk, NE.
Niels Christian Sorensen was born September 12, 1916 in Egan, SD to Niels Peter and Phoebe Mae (Albertsen) Sorensen. At an early age the family moved to Omaha, NE. Niels graduated from Omaha North High School and later obtained his Civil Engineering Degree.
On May 11, 1940 he married Margaret Helen Peters. Niels worked as a mechanic and later as a road construction foreman building roads all over the country. In 1957, the family moved to Riverton, WY where he became an Open Pit Mining Foreman for several companies in Wyoming. Margaret passed away on January 4, 2001.
On October 9, 2002 he married Mary Husmann. Niels was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pilger, and for many years had belonged to and Elks Lodge, the Shriners, and the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed reading in his spare time.
Wife-Mary Sorensen of Pilger, NE
Daughter-Margaret and Jerry Snurr of Broken Bow, NE
Step-sons- Lyle and Cheryl Husmann of Pilger, NE
Leon Husmann of Pilger, NE
Son-in-law- Robert Culver of Sheridan, WY
9 Grandchildren, 4 Step Grandchildren, and several great and great-great grandchildren.
Sister-Mae Smith of Omaha, NE
Niels was preceded in death by his parents, wife-Margaret, daughters-Judy and Chester Pflugard, and Janice Culver, step daughter-in-law-Cynthia Husmann, brother-Jack Sorensen, and two sisters-Vivian Benson and Evelyn Wieger.