LimaWilliam D. “Bill” Sorensen, 76, died at 4 a.m. May 4, 2012, at his residence.He was born March 20, 1937, in Lima to Soren Christian and Iva Deene Neal Sorensen. On Sept. 10, 1961, he married Janet Evans, who survives.Mr. Sorensen was a 1955 graduate of Lima Central High School. He was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. He retired as owner/operator of The Handyman. He worked as a broker in real estate for Iva Deene Sorensen and Son and had also worked as an insurance agent for American General. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Marines. He had a lifelong love of photography, having been a member of the ArtSpace Photography Club and the Wassenburg Photography Club in Van Wert.Survivors also include a daughter, Tracy A. (Elena M. Lamar) Sorensen, of Lithia, Fla.; two sons, Dean C. (Lori) Sorensen, of Reynoldsburg, and Daniel W. Sorensen, of Denver,; a sister, Nancy (David) Ventker, of Cincinnati; three sisters-in-law, Kathryn Diehl, of DeLand, Fla., Sue (Paul) Murray, of Albany, N.Y., and Liz (David) Courtney, of Davis, W.Va.; and a brother-in-law, Tony (Terry) Adams, of Coldwater.He was preceded in death by an infant son; a brother, Neil C. Sorensen; and a sister, Genevieve Elliot.Services will begin at noon Tuesday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Pastor James Couser will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites by Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1275.Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel, and 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 5050 St. Matthews Drive, Lima, OH 45806-9449, or St. Rita's Hospice, 770 W. North St., Lima, OH 45801, or Dayton VA Hospitality House, c/o VFW House, PO Box 28156, Dayton, OH 45828.
Tara Cutlip, 21 and pregnant with her second child, was shot and killed Saturday in her Bahama Drive home. Loved ones gather in front of Tara's home to remember her and speak out against domestic violence.