Dale Sorgenfrei1937 - 2017
Dale “Tiny” Sorgenfrei, age 80 of Rogers City,
passed away December 18, 2017 at home.
He was born June 23, 1937 in Moltke Township
to Erhardt and Arlene (Campbell) Sorgenfrei.
Dale was a sailor on the Great Lakes for 42 years, retiring in 1999 asa
Wheelsman, He played Spitzer for many years in the Rogers City Spitzer
League, Following retirement, Dale served as a Trustee and was a
member of Church Council at Peace Lutheran Church. He also was a
volunteer at the Great Lakes Lore Museum and a member of the German
He is survived by
his wife, Joan;
son Scott (Hannah) Sorgenfrei;
brother, Neil (Juanita) Sorgenfrei;
sister, Joyce Hoeft;
in-laws, Marie Roluffs, John and Gloria Schlak, Florian and Grace Idalski;
aunt, Opal Adkins; and
many nieces and nephews
Dale was preceded in death by:
a son, David Sorgenfrei;
father-in-law, Riewert Roluffs and
a brother-in-law, Roger Hoeft,
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 20th
from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation
will resume on Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church from 10:00 a.m. until
time of service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor J. Derek Riddle officiating
Inurnment will take place at Peace Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Peace Lutheran Church, Michigan Parkinson
Foundation or Hospice of Michigan in memory of Dale Sorgenfrei.