Thomas Walter Sorensen

East Tawas, Michigan
December 4, 1947 - April 16, 2019


Tuesday, May 28, 2019
10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM

Service Location

Holy Family Catholic Church


Tuesday, May 28, 2019
11:00 AM

Inurnment will be held on June 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI

Obituary Notice

Thomas Walter Sorensen
Age 71, of East Tawas, Michigan died at his home under the loving care of his family and hospice. Tom was born the son of James and Elma (Nevala) Sorensen on December 4, 1947 in Garden City, Michigan. Tom graduated from Belleville High School Class of 1966. After graduation Tom enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and proudly served our country during the Vietnam War from 1966 – 1972. He worked for several years for the City of Ann Arbor and later worked for Delta Airlines and retired in 1991. Tom was a member of the American Legion in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He loved fishing, rabbit hunting and wood working. He enjoyed volunteering in the community, spending time with his family and being around people. He was a very charitable, kind, and loving man, he will be missed by all! Tom is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Ann (Hammerschmidt ) whom he married on June 4, 2002 and together they shared 17 years of marriage. He is also survived by his children, Tom Sorensen, Joseph (Candace) Sorensen, Cynthia Sorensen and his step – daughter Tina (John) Axtell; granddaughter, Mia Sorensen, step – grandchildren, Johnathon (Kaitlyn) Axtell,Daniel (Jacqueline Rosser) Axtell and Vinnie Axtell and step - great – grandchildren, Carleigh Axtell and Tanner Rosser. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at a later date followed by a burial in the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be shared at


St. Jude Children's Hospital


Great Lakes National Cemetery ~ Holly, Michigan


I may have only know (Uncle) Tom for a few years, but we had an instant connection. He was a great man and husband to my Aunt Sandi!
He will be greatly missed. My heart, love & prayers of healing to his family.
— Sandy (Zimmerman) Parks
Sandi and Family. There are no words to say how sorry we are for the loss of as we called him Milatery Tom. ❤️The chances of our families meeting was the Best at whitmore Lake Michigan. Our family vacation for the Michigan race. It was a absolutely pleasure to have meet all of you. Xo. Cec has the pictures of Tom nd him in his garage with a lot of memories. And this is truly one of them. Are arms are hugging you and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Tom May you Rest In Peace xoxo
Your friends in Canada. Cec and Cheryl Attridge and Family
— Cheryl attridge

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