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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
Ryan Sorensen

Ryan Kyle Sorensen

Thursday, June 8th, 1967 - Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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Ryan Kyle Sorensen, 51, of Alma, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 in his home. He was an employee of Colinx, a member of 43 Assembly of God Church in Van Buren, A U.S. Army Veteran serving during Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom. He was born June 8, 1967 in Greeley, CO to the late Chester and Mary Maurine (Monroe) Sorensen. He was also preceded in death by his mother in law, Helen June Seratt; a brother Rick Sorensen and nephew, Raymond Dale Seratt.
Funeral service will be 10:30 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Ocker Chapel with interment in U. S. National Cemetery with military honors. Services are under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
Survivors include his wife Tina Sorensen of the home; daughters, Courtney Cristee and husband Aaron of Van Buren and Shawnee Sorensen and fiancée Brandon Tichenor of Booneville; three brothers, Roger Sorensen of Ft. Collins, CO, Randy Sorensen of Morton, IL and Michael Sorensen of College Station, TX; three granddaughters, Laynee and June Cristee of Van Buren and Tatiana Tichenor.
Pallbearers will be Jim Seratt, Marty Seratt, Steve Lovett, Aaron Cristee, Brandon Tichenor and Cole Seratt.
The family will visit with friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Ocker Funeral Home of Alma, 917 Hwy, 64 East, Alma, AR.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Building Fund at 43 Assembly of God Church, 3518 Big Pine Drive, Van Buren, Arkansas 72956.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 | 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Ocker Funeral Home of Alma
    917 Hwy. 64 East
    ALMA, AR 72921
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    The family will visit with friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday evening, February 26, 2019 at the funeral home, 917 Hwy. 64 East, Alma, AR.
  • Service

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 10:30am
    Ocker Chapel of Alma
    917 Hwy. 64 East
    ALMA, AR 72921
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    Pastor Randy Craig
  • Interment

    U.S. National Cemetery
    6th and Garland
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
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Harry Keller

Posted at 09:57am
My condolences to the Sorensen families. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of dear Ryan. Some Bible scriptures that have helped me during times of loss include Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:28,29 which states in part: "Your dead ones will live...They will rise up". And the Bible also says "The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will forever reside upon it". Therefore the Bible promises that we may be reunited with our loved ones lost in death by means of an earthly resurrection. This is further confirmed by John 5:28,29 which says "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". This is possible thanks to Jesus Christ's ransom sacrifice. Thus we have a genuine hope of everlasting life in a world without wickedness or suffering.

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