John “Jack” Sornsin, 85, passed away peacefully May 21, 2018 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.
John was born March 21, 1933 to Michael and Laura (Carrier) Sornsin. He was a veteran of the Korean War. John married the love of his life, Barbara Hammerud, February 2, 1957 in Fargo, ND. He was a graduate of the University of North Dakota. He worked over 50 years as an insurance adjuster, owning Tri State Adjustment for 20 of those years. John was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Fargo American Legion. John and his 7 brothers were members of the Fargo Elks Lodge at the same time for 64 years.
John is survived by his daughters, Catherine Matzke, Michelle Ackman; sons, Bradley (Connie) Sornsin, Patrick (Susan) Sornsin; sister in law, Marilyn Olson; grandchildren, Tom (Erin) Matzke Jr., Jeremy Matzke, Sarah (Chastity Grant) Matzke, Chris (Lineva) Matzke, Jeremy (Lindsay) Borosko, Josh Matzke, Jordan Sornsin, Madison Sornsin, Joe Sornsin, Jessica Sornsin, and Nick Sornsin; 11 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
John is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; son, John Sornsin; parents; sister, Marge; and brothers, Kenneth, Michael, Roland, Richard, Thomas, Earl, and William.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Shanley High School or The Alzheimer’s Association.