August 15, 1931 - March 20, 2015


Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for Dale H. Sorell, age 83, who passed away Friday at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Rev. Paul Cloeter and Rev. Harvey Ehlers will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Tuesday also at the church. Trinity Lutheran prayers will be at 8:00 p.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Dale was born Aug. 15, 1931 in Minneapolis to Henry & Hilma (Paavola) Sorell. He grew up in Richfield and lived in St. Louis Park before moving to Sartell in 1962. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Dale married Janice Carlberg on Aug. 25, 1956 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Richfield. He owned and operated the Winter Haven Motel in Sartell for 8 years. He operated Sorell Tile in Sartell and was a construction supervisor for Jim Miller Construction for 8 years. Dale was the acting Chief of Police in Sartell for 1 year. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Cloud East Side VFW Post #4847, Sauk Rapids American Legion Post #254, and a charter member of the Sartell Lions Club. He enjoyed the music of John Philip Sousa and the Ventures, cooking, reading, the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and spending time at the lake. Dale had a quirky sense of humor, was a perfectionist, very organized, and creative.

Survivors include his wife, Jan of Sartell; sons and daughter, Jeff (Jodi) of Big Lake, Greg (Jo) of Sauk Centre, and Jill (Mike) Maselter of Sartell; 10 grandchildren, Danny, Jessica, Katherine, Johnathon, Robyn, Eric, Dylan, Andrew, Morgan and Michael; and 8 great grandchildren. Dale was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Phil Carlberg.

Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church.