Andrew aka Andy Sorensen passed away in his home unexpectedly during the night of 12/17/20 at only the age of 55. He left behind his beloved wife of 28 years, his step-daughter, son-in-law, two young adoring grandchildren and two little dogs.
Andy was a quiet caring man who would go out of his way to do a favor for anyone, especially his family. He opened his home up several times for individuals going through tough times and donated what he could to those in need. Andy was optimistic in the most trying of times and was always willing to get his hands dirty. Andy touched so many lives, that he will be sorely missed, especially by those who knew him best.
Andy fell in love with his wife Renee at an early age. They got married in Humboldt County in 1993 and became very close throughout the years. Together they fought through terrible hardships and overcame drugs, alcohol and homelessness. Through all of the chaos, they remained in love. For the last 20 years, Andy and Renee were inseparable. They spent every day together, finishing each other sentences and laughing at each other's jokes. Renee has not just lost her husband, but she has lost her best friend and her soul mate.
Regrettably, his step-daughter Stacy also lost her friend, father and mentor with his passing. Stacy and Andy were very close, as he was very much a father to her. He taught her to be compassionate, understanding and resourceful. Andy offered his advice/help and went out of his way to support her in her life endeavors. His future absence in his grandchildren's lives is upsetting and unmistakingly tragic. A true testament of Andy's loving character is that the night that Andy passed away, he made sure to decorate the Christmas tree and wrap presents for his grandchildren.
Despite Andy's undiagnosed pain in his back and legs which increased by the day, he quietly became very sick with emphysema. He never complained and continued to press on to spend time with his family. Andy will be remembered with every Metallica song played, every single Ancient Alien/Ghost Adventures/Destination Unknown episode that comes on the TV., when someone eats Macaroni and Cheese, with every bald eagle soaring and American Flag waving.
Andy was truly a special person and words cannot really describe the loss that everyone feels.
Rest in peace Andy, we love you so much.
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