Aaron P. Sorenson

aaron p. sorenson
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Aaron P. Sorenson, 57, Fargo passed away Monday, April 4, 2022 at Essentia Health, Fargo. Aaron Sorenson was born on February 15, 1965 in Fosston, MN, to Orval and Mertis (Aarestad) of Zerkel, MN. Aaron attended elementary school in Shevlin and graduated from Bagley High School in 1983. He went on to earn a computer science degree from NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND in 1985. Aaron then transferred to Moorhead State University to complete his bachelor’s degree. He started his career in technology as a computer programmer and went on to work for Great Plains Software and later Microsoft for 20 years. His sales career continued at Applied Engineering until he was unable to work due to illness. His work provided the opportunity to travel across North America where he was privileged to attend simple Sunday morning meetings and see the unity of the Spirit across the country. In 1981 at a church convention in Emo, Ontario, Aaron professed to follow the path of Jesus and endeavored to follow that path until the last day. That same year he met Sherlene Marsh and they were married in 1985. They lived in Moorhead and Fargo before building a home in Moorhead where their children were born. In 1998, they built another home in West Fargo. Aaron enjoyed fellowship, music, fishing, hunting and kiteboarding. Aaron is survived by his family; Sherlene, West Fargo, ND, sons; Ethan, Harwood, ND, Jadan (Jessica), Austin, TX, daughter; Sadie, Grand Forks, ND; stepmother Rebekah VerBeek, Rock Rapids, IA; brothers; Dan (Vicky), North Liberty, IA, Steve, Stockholm, Sweden, Jeff, North Liberty, IA, Todd (Vicki), Mölndal, Sweden; sister; Sara (Jeremy) Bergh, Fargo, ND; stepbrothers; Steve (Amy) Wellein, Troy, MI, Scott (Cindy) Wellein, Rock Rapids, IA. Aaron is also survived by the Ray and Marilyn Marsh family. Aaron was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo. A funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at the funeral home, visitation 9 a.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will be 2 p.m. Saturday, in Hunter (N.D.) Cemetery Aaron's video tribute can be viewed below:

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  1. I think Todd was a baby when I met Aaron’s parents and several years later I was in their home area for a year. Aaron would have been about 7 then. It has been good to have our paths cross several times in his adulthood. The last time was at Leonard Ringdahl’s funeral, also at Boulgers. I have loved reading about his family standing by as well as his time with brother Steve who is very far away again.

  2. Our thoughts are with Aaron’s family. He shared walleye with us after his fishing trips.

  3. Sorry for your loss. I appreciated Aaron as a friend and brother in Christ. He will be greatly missed by many.

  4. Very grateful for the care and interest shown by Aaron. To the family, appreciate following updates.
    Love to think of Phil 4- how the peace of God can keep one’s heart and mind.

  5. My mom, Lillian Gauderman, and Aaron had a special connection. He often came and visited her, which she so appreciated. My mom loved to tell him about his mother, which my mom knew very well. Our sympathy to Aaron’s family.

  6. We appreciated our friendship with Aaron and family. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathies, Jan & Bev

  7. Aaron was a honest, smart, accomplished colleague. It was a pleasure to work with him.
    We worked together at Great Plains and Microsoft.
    My condolences to his family and friends.

  8. My condolences to the family. It was a pleasured to work with Aaron at Applied Engineering. He was a great guy and will be deeply missed. We had a lot in common when it comes to the outdoor.

  9. Many memories with your family growing up! Aaron will be greatly missed. We are thinking of you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Special thoughts and care to the whole Sorenson family, Sherlene, Ethan, Jadan and Jessica, and Sadie.
    We’ve enjoyed our times of connection with Aaron and his family so much. We have been thinking of you all and send our sympathy and love in your loss. Greg and Barb Peck

  11. Graduated High School with Aaron in 1983. I have some fond memories of him in some of the classes we shared. Such an easy going guy. Prayers for comfort to the family!

  12. Aaron was a very appreciated friend! He and his talented family shared their beautiful music with us at our son in law’s funeral, and many times in joy and sadness. We are deeply indebted to them. We are sad that after a very difficult struggle he left us, but really it was a departure to his eternal

  13. Our sincere sympathy to all of you during this difficult time. It sure hits home when he was our age. Sure makes us realize the seriousness of life. Sending love and prayers. Renae & Bill

  14. I’m sorry to see this. Sherlene, we don’t know each other well, but I think of our time out to eat together in Fargo. You are in our hearts and prayers as you navigate this difficult life experience. Much love to you and your family. ❤️ Kim Hilgers

  15. Thinking of the family and friends with this loss!
    We enjoyed having Aaron in meetings with us when he was up here fishing on the weekends during the summer.
    Scott and Debbie Craven

  16. Our sympathies to your family during this time! Aaron was a kind soul and he will be missed!

  17. Our condolences to Sorenson family. Always appreciated the times I (Jon) had in your home when I lived in Fargo.

  18. So glad we got to meet Aaron at Jadan & Jessica’s wedding in October. Our sympathy to the family…

  19. I was saddened to learn the news of Aaron’s passing. Aaron and I played a lot of volleyball together back in our playing days. We were frequently teammates in league play. He was a good teammate, easy to play alongside and we had a lot of fun back then. My sympathies to Sherlene and the kids.

  20. Our thoughts and prayers to you at this time. Thankful for the God who provides true comfort.

  21. One of my best memories of Aaron is when he and the family furnished the wonderful music for my mother’s 100th birthday celebration in 2008. Our sympathy to the family.

  22. Our thoughts and sympathy to all the family. We knew Arron from a young boy and enjoyed
    being in sunday mtgs when they lived in Shevlin area. .

  23. We are sorry to hear of Aaron’s passing. We had the privilege of meeting him a few years ago at Hunter convention and we enjoyed our visits with him. Our thoughts go out to the family at this time.

  24. Our thought’s are with you all ! Will never forget the double bass and beautiful music this family shared at Kevin’s funeral ❤️

  25. Our deepest sympathies to the family. Aaron always had a way of bringing a smile to one’s face when I was around him and Ray. He will be greatly missed.

  26. My favorite memory of Aaron is when he took our Noah fishing at Stump Lake one summer during the 4th of July gathering. He had never had more fun fishing before that day…..or since! Our sympathy to all!

    The Severuds

  27. Sending our deepest sympathies. I (Lisa) met Aaron and Sherlene in the fall of 1991 when I was a scared college freshman. They were so kind and Aaron always had a big smile of reassurance. Thinking of you all during this time. Lisa and Marc Guenther

  28. Our sympathies to Aaron’s family. Our family will always remember Aaron’s kind and friendly personality. It is a good reminder to say a kind word and show care while we have time and opportunity.

  29. Thinking of all of Aaron’s family as they say their final goodbyes today and wishing we could be there as well. May the many memories you have help you through this time of sorrow. Remember that “When a loved one becomes a memory, that MEMORY becomes a treasure.” With love and sympathy…

  30. Thoughts and deepest sympathies to the family! even though I can not be there in person, it is wonderful to be able to be along from Sweden

  31. Beautiful service. Precious thoughts toward you all during this sad time. Love, The Severuds

  32. Thinking of you all with sympathy and love. Remembering Aaron’s joy of fishing and sharing his bounty at Stump Lake gatherings. 😊 Wishing you many comforts today and in days ahead.

  33. It was a privilege to “be” at the service from Idaho today. I hope you were all comforted as I was by the beauty and simplicity of this quiet hour. I enjoyed looking at the pictures, too. Thanks be to God! And deep condolences to Sherlene, Jadan, Sadie, Ethan, Dan, Steve, Jeff, Todd, and Sara.

  34. Our most recent memories are enjoying pot washing with Aaron at Emo. Thankful to read that Emo was where he made his profession to walk with Jesus many years ago. Heartfelt sympathies for all of Aaron’s family.

  35. Thinking of all Aaron’s family today. We appreciated being able to ‘be there’ thru the live streaming.
    May God continue to comfort you as only He can do. It is so special too to have the comfort of His servants and so many friends.
    Love to you all
    Verla and Duane Bergh

  36. I send my condolences to Ethan, Jadan and Sadie. I am thinking of Aaron’s brothers and sister, extended family and friends. I am sorry for your loss. Aaron fought valiantly… he fought a good fight. He faced his battle with courage and accepted his fate with grace. I will always appreciate Aaron’s friendship and remember the life he lived. I am thankful for positive memories.

  37. Thinking of you all in a special way today. Thank you for making the service available online. We felt far away, and our hearts go out to several in the family that weren’t able to attend in person! I cherish many good memories in your home. Wishing you comfort today, and in the days ahead.

  38. I enjoyed watching the video l can’t believe how time goes so fast . I hope all of you will just draw nearer to God he will help you get threw this love you all lloyd Pat eastlund

  39. Loving and caring thoughts of sympathy to Aaron’s family. We first met Aaron through Todd.

  40. Met Aaron here in Florida for a short time, we had nice conversation and we kept in toucb. Sorry to see you go… but good to know you valued what is most importand and you’re resting now…

  41. I am in shock to hear the news of Aaron’s passing. My heart goes out to all of his family. So difficult to see your little brother, big brother, husband or father….gone so soon.

  42. Oh my! My sincere condolences to Aaron’s family. I remember Aaron from Microsoft days. Such a wonderful, kind person that could explain complex subjects in a way even I could understand. I can’t believe he’s left this world. I wish for you all to find joy in your memories of him and peace in the knowledge that he knew Jesus as his Savior. Blessed be his memory.

  43. I don’t know of a way to address each entry in this guestbook, but wanted to let you know we have seen and read them all. Thank you so much for your kind words and support. It means a lot to us.

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