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Jerry Sorbo April 22, 1942 - March 23, 2017

March 28, 2017
Estherville News

Funeral services for Jerry Sorbo, 74, of Estherville, will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Terril with Pastor David Doellinger officiating. He passed away at his home in Estherville, on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.

Jerry D. Sorbo, son of Ellard and Nina (Johnson) Sorbo, was born April 22, 1942, in Albert Lea, Minn.

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Jerry graduated from Estherville High School and then attended Estherville Junior College for one year.

Jerry was united in marriage to Donnis Zelinsky on July 16, 1965, in Terril. He was employed by John Morrell & Company for 14 years and also the Iowa Department of Corrections in Clarinda for 14 years. Jerry also worked part time for Ron Zelinsky, Menard's and Green Acres Homes before retiring in 2009. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, woodworking, outdoor work and motorcycling.

He was a long time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Terril.

Left to cherish Jerry's memory are his wife, Donnis, of Estherville, Iowa; children, Curtis (Brenda) Sorbo of Indianola, and their children Sierra and C.J.; Kimberly (Marshall) Lewis of Kimball, Neb., and their children Derek, Keanon, and Kennedy; Kelley Sorbo-Eisenbacher and special friend, Lyle VanHeuvelen of Spencer and her children, Alyssa, Brandon, Andrew, and Caitlyn; and Candace (Jeff) Southerland of Wintergarden, Fla., and their children Chloe and Sophia. Jerry is also survived by his brothers, Eugene (Deanna) and Craig (Sandra), all of Estherville; two nephews, Scott (Angie) Sorbo and their children, Aiden and Elliott; Bryan (Kim) Sorbo; one niece, Lynette Sorbo; and one aunt, Dorothy Towne of Emmons, Minn.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.



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