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Stephen M. "Steve" Sorensen

September 29, 1950 February 8, 2017
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Steve, age 66, of Thornton, CO, passed away February 8, 2017. Steve was born in Bryn Mawr, PA to Niels Morris Sorensen and Barbara Ann Martin, September 29, 1950.

Steve graduated from Great Valley High School in Malvern, PA in 1968. He joined the US Air Force in 1969 and later served in Vietnam. Steve trained as an aircraft mechanic and worked mostly with C-123s. After the war, he was stationed at Peterson Field in Colorado Springs, CO and would make Colorado his home for the remainder of his life.

He was honorably discharged from the service in 1972 and joined the Colorado State Patrol in 1974. After his training, Steve was assigned to District 4, the Western slope region. He lived in Craig, CO for the next 29-years. While in Craig, Steve began working for Colowyo Coal Company where he worked until 2005.

Steve was a beloved family man who cared for his wife, children and grandchildren deeply. He was a master-of-all-trades and had many hobbies. He was a volunteer fireman, city councilman, self-taught craftsman and always a caretaker of others. He loved history and war movies, and was a tried and true Denver Broncos fan. Steve loved spending time traveling, with Montana and Hawaii being two of his favorite spots.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved Aunt Jane and Uncle Ralph Turner and Uncle Glenn Schroeder. He is survived by his wife Lynnette Stieb-Sorensen of Thornton, CO, his two daughters Niki (Tim) Lampe of Oak Harbor, WA and Melanie (Paul) Koschnitzke of Stamford, CT, his five grandchildren Benjamin, Kelsey, Hannah, Avery and Miles, his brother Kurt Sorensen of Craig, CO, his sister Debra Sorensen of Santa Barbara, CA and his ex-wife, Betty Wilson of Tigard, OR.

A memorial service will be held Friday, February 17 at 3:00 PM sharp (staging area "A" at 2:45 PM) at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO. A ‘Bronco-themed’ Celebration of Life will follow at 5:30 PM at Northglenn Recreation Center located at 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn, CO. Honor Steve by wearing your favorite Broncos attire or Aloha shirt.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor can be made to: Whale Trust Maui at or Vietnam Veterans of America at

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3:00 PM 2/17/2017 3:00:00 PM - 3:30 PM 2/17/2017 3:30:00 PM
Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

Use north entrance gate into Ft. Logan, turn right at first lane, remain in your vehicles. Meet at staging area A at 2:45 PM for procession to shelter A at 3:00 PM

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 CO
United States





5:30 PM 2/17/2017 5:30:00 PM
Northglenn Recreation Center

11801 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233

A ‘Bronco-themed’ Celebration of Life. Honor Steve by wearing your favorite Broncos attire or Aloha shirt.

Northglenn Recreation Center
11801 Community Center Drive Northglenn 80233 CO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Whale Trust Maui

P.O. Box 243
Makawao, HI 96768

Vietnam Veterans of America

8719 Colesville Road
Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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