In Memory of Jacqueline "Jackie" Sorensen

Jacqueline  "Jackie" Sorensen
Jacqueline "Jackie" Sorensen
Born: January 18, 1930
Died: November 24, 2014
Age: 84
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Sorensen
January 18, 1930 - November 24, 2014
From: Odebolt, IA

Jacqueline C. “Jackie” Sorensen, age 84, of Odebolt, Iowa passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014, at her residence in Odebolt, Iowa.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. Pastor Bill Crawford will officiate. Burial will be at the Odebolt Cemetery, of Odebolt, Iowa. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. The Christensen ~ Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to

Jacqueline was born on January 18, 1930, in Camden, New Jersey to John and Anna Mary (Mickle) Spence.

Jackie grew up in New Jersey and met Kenneth C. Sorensen at the conclusion of WW II. The couple were married in Gloucester City, New Jersey, in 1946. The couple then moved to Odebolt, Iowa in 1947 and were blessed with a child, a son they named Scott.

Jackie had a passion for crafting. Some of the crafts she enjoyed where; embroidery, sewing, plastic canvas stitching and fabric painting just to name a few. She played the organ by ear, loved big band, swing music, and going dancing. Jackie belonged to many card clubs, the Odebolt Nursing & Rehab Center Auxiliary, Rebekah Lodge and Odebolt First Presbyterian Church.

Jackie was a dedicated mother and grandmother who relished her family and adored traveling with her friend Margaret McGonigle. She had a soft spot for animals and an immense collection of anything Mickey Mouse.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 68 years, Kenneth Sorensen of Odebolt, Iowa; son, Scott & Jackie (Bengford) Sorensen of Sioux City, Iowa; grandchildren, Chase Sorensen of O’Neil, Nebraska, Samantha Sorensen of Sioux City, Iowa; five sisters, Lenore Morgan of Daytona, Florida, Catherine Ford of Glassboro, New Jersey, Beverley McClaine of West Deptford, New Jersey, Wilma Cheesman of Glassboro, New Jersey, Kay Melson of Oak Valley, New Jersery; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Mary Spence and sister Anna Mary Davis.


10:30 a.m., Wednesday
November 26, 2014
Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home
Odebolt, Iowa


Pastor Bill Crawford


Honorary Pallbearers:

Pete Sorensen
Jim Sorensen
Ron Sorensen
Pete Renze
Keith Babcock
Kenny Hurley


9:30a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home
Odebolt, Iowa


Recorded Selections:

"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"
"On Eagles' Wings"


Odebolt Cemetery
Odebolt, Iowa


Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 9:38 AM
“Aunt Jackie, I know you are sitting at the big table in heaven with the Lord, & our big family & friends doing what you do best...telling all your funny jokes making everyone laugh having a good time. Give all a big hug & kiss for us. We miss you & love you. 💞Terry Lynn & Glenn xoxoxo”
- Terry & Glenn Twilley
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 5:15 PM
“I just discovered Jackie's passing-so sorry to hear of this. I've been pen pals with her for about 20 yrs. She was such a special lady and will be sorely missed. My condolences to her family. ”
- Emily Kerr
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 5:15 PM
“So Very Sorry to hear of Jackie's passing.
She was a spunky gal.
We loved her and will miss her.

Brad & Dee”
- Dee Donovan
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM
“I just found out that Jackie had passed away. Jackie was a huge part of my moms, Lucile Mizer, life. Jackie was a big part of my life for several years and my son Todd dearly loved her. We all send our condolences to Kenny and Scott. Jackie had a huge personality and we all loved her.
Larry and Mary Klindt
Todd Klindt”
- Mary and Larry Klindt
Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 2:29 PM
“Just saw this on the computer, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So enjoyed my time with Jackie, which was a lot of years. I find comfort in knowing she is not suffering anymore. Stay strong and find peace in the Lord. Love to all.
- Joyce Curtis
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 6:57 AM
“Aunt Jackie, I pray you are finally pain free and at peace.
I know Heaven is laughing at your jokes about now. :-)
I know you always kept me laughing! :-)
I love you and will miss you.
My prayers and sympathy to Uncle Kenny and Scott and Families.
I know you all will miss her.
- Barbara Lingar (Davis)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 1:09 PM
“Scott, the guys and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Know full well that she is with her maker and watching over you and your family. Les”
- Amarillo Sales Staff
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:29 PM
“I wish to express my sympathy to the family and friends of Jackie Sorensen. She was a special lady and you always knew just what she thought! She was a straight-forward, loving and kind person. She will be dearly missed! May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you through this difficult time. ”
- Tonya Dupre
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 3:03 PM
“I want to express my deepest sympathy to the family of Jackie. I hope you can find peace in knowing that she is no longer suffering and is pain free. I know it is very difficult at this time, but it will get better. My thoughts and prayers to the entire Sorensen family.”
- Teri Rake Vetter
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