John Wade Sorenson

John Wade Sorenson was born Nov. 15, 1956, in Twin Falls, Idaho, and passed away unexpectedly doing what he loved, in his backhoe on Jan. 4, 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 family's earth shelter home by themselves with help from friends. This was one of John's 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 two 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.

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