Obituary: Marilyn Jean Sorenson

May 14, 1933 – Feb. 25, 2022

Marilyn Jean Sorenson, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Sturgeon Bay Health Services.

She was born in Sturgeon Bay to Winifred Jackson. Marilyn graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1951. She married Charles Edward Sorenson on Dec. 13, 1958, at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church, where they both grew up attending.

Marilyn was a children’s librarian at the (former) Carnegie Library (now Stangel Accounting and Tax Service) in Sturgeon Bay. Her love of reading was passed on to her children and granddaughter. Marilyn was a lifelong member of the Moravian Church, where she sang in the choir and was active in many groups. As a member of the Door County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, she volunteered (more than 6,000 hours) for various hospital events and efforts. Marilyn was also an active member of a local crafting group, through which she enjoyed knitting and quilting, and belonged to the local chapter of PEO. At home, Marilyn was known for being a good cook.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Charles, with whom she was blessed with more than 63 years of marriage; children, Dr. Christine (Dr. Nader Sheibani) Sorenson of Madison and Paul Sorenson of Valmy; granddaughter, Sara Sheibani; brother-in-law, John Sorenson of De Pere; other relatives; and friends.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her mother, Winifred Jackson; parents-in-law, Clarence and Martha Sorenson; and sister-in-law, Joan Sorenson.

Her life will be honored on Friday, March 4, at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, with visitation beginning at 12 pm and a funeral service at 1:30 pm, with Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Knapp Sr. of Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church officiating. Marilyn will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery in the Town of Sevastopol.

“Our family wishes to thank the staff at Sturgeon Bay Health Services for the care provided for our wife/mother the last two years.”

Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Marilyn can be shared through her tribute page at