Clair Ehm Sorensen, 82, most recently of Olathe, KS, passed away on October 1, 2016.
Clair was born to Ehm and Flora Sorensen on February 19, 1934 in Julesburg, CO. He met Marie Arney (of North Platte, NE) in February 1958, they married August 10, 1958. Clair is survived by his by his wife of 58 years, their three children, Scott (Susan); Todd (Danelle) and Lisa (Marc). Seven grandchildren, Lauren (Zack), Benjamin, Brian, Catherine, Stephen, Jennifer and Sean; two great grandchildren, Nyko and Allyah and his sister, Kathleen Allen (of Owasso, OK).
Growing up in Alliance, NE, Clair, who was known as “Ehmie”, lettered in football, basketball and track. He was awarded his Eagle Scout status in high school. He obtained his Education Degree at Nebraska State Teachers College in Kearney, NE. He taught English Literature and Geography along with coaching football, basketball and track for three years at North Platte High School. He continued coaching his sons youth teams in Northglenn, CO. He also served as President of Northglenn Little League Baseball. Clair joined Continental Oil Company in sales in 1960 until 1983. In this position the family lived in Nebraska, Colorado and finally Albuquerque, New Mexico. He also owned and operated a service station, obtained his real estate license and completed his career in sales. He and Marie lived in Albuquerque for 39 years. He was active at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church as an usher, board member and was the Friends In Christ Sunday School teacher for approximately 30 years. He also served as President of the El Dorado High School Booster Club from 1977-1979.
In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Albuquerque, NM. (Needs to include addresses for donations if something specific in mind)
Services will be held at 6:00 pm, October 7, 2016 at Hope Family Fellowship, Kansas City, KS.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.CremationCenterKC.com
Arrangements: Cremation Center of Kansas City; 913-384-5566