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Riley, Autumn, Brayden Sorenson Amber

January 29, 1988 — January 17, 2016

Amber Marie (Kraft) Sorenson, 27, of Boxholm, Iowa, and formerly of Rockwell City, passed away at her home on Sunday, January 17, 2016, as the result of a house fire.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2016, at the Southeast Valley Middle School in Burnside. Visitation will be Friday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the school. Private family burial will be in the Pilot Mound Cemetery. For online obituaries and condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Amber Marie Kraft was born on January 29, 1988, in Lake City, Iowa, the daughter of Danny and Jean (Roese) Kraft. She graduated with the Rockwell City High School class of 2006.

On March 8, 2010, Amber was united in marriage to John Troy Sorenson in Rockwell City. They were blessed with three beautiful children: Riley, Autumn, and Brayden.

The Sorenson's lived in Rockwell City for a short time, prior to moving to Boxholm. Amber was currently employed at the Louis Dreyfuss Ethanol Plant in Grand Junction.

Amber belonged to the Rockwell City United Methodist Church. Growing up she was on the Dive Team at Rockwell City High. Amber's children and her husband, John, were her #1 hobby. She enjoyed spending time with family, 4H, and sports with the kids, especially soccer. Amber, Riley, Autumn, and Brayden, loved all kinds of music and enjoyed playing songs that the kids would dance along to. Amber also got over being nervous about preparing meals and was becoming an awesome cook. She loved lilies and made sure hers would come up every spring. Amber loved socializing and always had her phone at hand. As a family, the Sorenson's enjoyed going together to the Boone County Fair every year, were they had lambs to show.

Amber is survived by her husband, John Sorenson of Boxholm, IA, formerly of Rockwell City; parents, Jean Kraft of Rockwell City, IA, and Danny Kraft (Kandie) of Grand Junction, IA; sisters, Jennifer (Bob Staiert) Hicks of Lake City, IA, and Melissa "Moe" Kraft, Chris Maguire and her children, Codi, Cassie, Emily, and Caleb of Belleview, FL; grandparents, Dorothy Kraft of Rockwell City, IA, and Charolette Roese of Pomeroy, IA; father-in-law, Troy Sorenson of Pilot Mound, IA; mother-in-law, Shawna Sorenson of Boxholm, IA; brothers-in-law, Chris Sorenson and Sam Sorenson of Boxholm, IA; and nieces, Brianna Hicks and Gracie Mellencamp of Lake City, IA.

Amber's children, Riley age 10, Autumn 6, and Brayden 4, all passed away with her on January 17, 2016. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Vern Kraft and Jim Roese, as well as her uncle, Bob Sage.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

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Riley, Autumn, and Brayden Sorenson, of Boxholm, Iowa, passed away with their mother, Amber Marie Sorenson, at their home on Sunday, January 17, 2016, as the result of a house fire.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2016, at the Southeast Valley Middle School in Burnside. Visitation will be Friday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the school. Private family burial will be in the Pilot Mound Cemetery. For online obituaries and condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Riley Alexyus Sorenson, age 10, was born on August 10, 2005, in Des Moines, Iowa. She was in the 4th grade at Southeast Webster-Grand. Some of Riley's favorite things included reading books, writing, and making sure she sparkled when she dressed up. Riley loved her iPod, soccer, and has been active in 4-H for several years.

Autumn Marie Sorenson, age 6, was born on November 1, 2009, in Lake City, Iowa. She attended kindergarten at Southeast Webster-Grand. Autumn liked soccer, writing, drawing pictures, and anything to do with the Disney movie Frozen. She recently became a 4-H junior.

Brayden Lyle Sorenson, age 4, was born on May 6, 2011, in Lake City, Iowa. Brayden loved Ninja Turtles and his army dudes. He attended pre-kindergarten at Southeast Webster-Grand.

Riley, Autumn, and Brayden all attended Southeast Webster-Grand Elementary School in Dayton. They each enjoyed music and dancing, spending time outdoors and on the farm, and attending the Boone County Fair where Riley and Autumn showed lambs. They loved their dog Bear, riding bikes, watching SpongeBob Squarepants, and making snowmen, which would sometimes turn into an all day project! They were happy, loving individuals.

The Sorenson family enjoyed swimming, camping, attending and participating in the Boone County Fair, and most of all being with family.

Riley, Autumn, and Brayden are survived by their father, John Troy Sorenson of Boxholm, IA; grandparents, Troy Sorenson of Pilot Mound, IA, Shawna Sorenson of Boxholm, IA, Jean Kraft of Rockwell City, IA, and Danny Kraft (Kandie) of Grand Junction, IA; great grandparents, Dorothy Kraft of Rockwell City, IA, and Charolette Roese of Pomeroy, IA, and Bonnie & Larry Sorenson of Pilot Mound, IA; aunts, Jennifer (Bob Straiert) Hicks of Lake City, IA, and Melissa "Moe" Kraft, Chris Maguire and her children, Codi, Cassie, Emily, and Caleb of Belleview,FL; uncles, Chris Sorenson and Sam Sorenson of Boxholm, IA; and cousins, Brianna Hicks and Gracie Mellencamp of Lake City, IA.

They were preceded in death by great grandfathers, Vern Kraft and Jim Roese, and great Uncle, Bob Sage.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

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