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“Kathy and family,I was so very sad to hear the news of Les's passing. When I think of Les I think of a huge, warm smile. He was just a great person...Read More »
1 of 57 | Posted by: Julie Maury (Roach) - Fond du Lac, WI

“Kathy,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God continue to watch over and protect your family. God...Read More »
2 of 57 | Posted by: Karl & Kelly LaPan - Fort Wayne, IN

“All of the stylists here at Southgate Famous Hair will dearly miss him. He was a good man who always filled our salon with laughter. We offer our...Read More »
3 of 57 | Posted by: Gabriela Espinoza - Fort Wayne, IN

“Steve, I was just informed Bruce passed last year. Sorry to hear that also. ”
4 of 57 | Posted by: Stan Peters - Cape Coral, Fl

“I am the blast from the past. I moved to Ft. Wayne in the 7th grade and there I met Les. As I read the memories, I can tell he never changed. ...Read More »
5 of 57 | Posted by: Mary Doctor (Durkee) - Cramerton, NC

“Kathy I am so sorry to hear of Les' passing. Please know you are in my prayers. ”
6 of 57 | Posted by: Kevin Babb

“Steve and Bruce, I am sorry for the loss of your Brother. My condolences to all your families. May he Rest In Peace ”
7 of 57 | Posted by: Stan Peters - Cape Coral, Fl

“Kathy & Family,I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories help...Read More »
8 of 57 | Posted by: Julie Aucoin - Billerica, MA

“My deepest sympathies to the Sorgen family. Truly a close and dynamic family full of love and fun. I wish you all comfort and calm in this time of...Read More »
9 of 57 | Posted by: Megan Reynolds-Close - Fort Wayne, IN

“So sorry for the loss of a great man. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. ”
10 of 57 | Posted by: Jamie Nine. Steve&DiAnna Beans daughter - IN

“Sorry for your your loss.... ”
11 of 57 | Posted by: Charlene Myers - fort Wayne, IN

“So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the entire family. ”
12 of 57 | Posted by: Dianne Dunfee - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Kathy and family, My deepest condolences for your loss. You are in my thoughts at this difficult time. ”
13 of 57 | Posted by: Carla Randolph-Swango

“I am so sorry for your loss Kathy and family. Lester was a good-hearted, funny man who lived his life to the fullest. He will be missed by all who...Read More »
14 of 57 | Posted by: Vicki Worthington - Huntington, IN


15 of 57 | Posted by: Renee Grim - Ft Wayne, IN

“What a loss to the world! Great friend and better golfer. Never a dull moment. Till we meet again! ”
16 of 57 | Posted by: Tim Scheibenberger - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time.Ed & Nan Coble( Patt Marquette's daughter )Fzvy ”
17 of 57 | Posted by: Nanette and Eddie Coble

“My rookie year Station 1C rotation: Enroute to a house fire, with Lester driving old Squad 1 (which probably had 50% brakes out the door) doing 60...Read More »
18 of 57 | Posted by: BJ Lengerich 537 - Fort Wayne, IN

“Kathy, Jamie, Jacob, Jennelle and family we were deeply saddened to hear that Les had passed away. This triggered such wonderful memories for us from...Read More »
19 of 57 | Posted by: Karen and Vic Andelin - IN

“Jennelle,I am so sorry of your father's passing.Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. ”
20 of 57 | Posted by: Craig Solomon - Dallas, PA

“This candle is a symbol of everlasting remembrance of the humor and sensativity Lester shared. He will be truly missed. ”
21 of 57 | Posted by: Susan Kelsaw Graham - Fort Wayne, IN

“Kathy & Family We are so sorry for your loss ”
22 of 57 | Posted by: Steve,Wesley & Lisa Beard - IN

“Kathy and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I was so saddened to hear this news of his passing. Lester was such a colorful personality and a joy...Read More »
23 of 57 | Posted by: Cindy Mueller - Syracuse, IN

“So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy. ”
24 of 57 | Posted by: Nick Grodrian - Andrews, IN

“May you rest in the arms of God. We will miss you my friend ”
25 of 57 | Posted by: Karen Maxwell - Family

“Jennelle, So very sorry to hear about you dad. I pray your happy memories will help carry you through this sad time. God Bless. ”
26 of 57 | Posted by: Whitney Moser - Huntertown, IN

“Kathy, Steve and family,We were so sorry to hear of Lester's passing...Remembering his ANTICS, smile, and his love of life... his dedication to...Read More »
27 of 57 | Posted by: Judie Doyle - North Port, FL

I was standing next to my locker at the Fort Wayne Fire Station 15B & I knew Lester Sorgen. “I am very sorry for passing of firefighter Lester Sorgen & I knew him for a log time now.He was a great friend & great firefighter brother to my...Read More »
28 of 57 | Posted by: Andrew Hasty - Fort Wayne, IN

I was standing next to my locker at the Fort Wayne Fire Station 15B & I knew Lester Sorgen. “I am very sorry for passing of firefighter Lester Sorgen & I knew him for a log time now.He was a great friend & great firefighter brother to my...Read More »
29 of 57 | Posted by: Andrew Hasty - Fort Wayne, IN

“Hi Kathy,Will never forget all the fun moments and laughs us fellow high schoolers had these past couple years. God Bless you!Your friends,Tom and...Read More »
30 of 57 | Posted by: Tanya Whitaker - Auburn, IN

“There are not enough words to express how special Lester is and has been to a great number of people who has had the chance to share time with him...Read More »
31 of 57 | Posted by: Melinda Webb - muncie, IN

“Kathy and Family,Deepest condolences. I will miss, as I am sure s.o many, his smile and laugh. Continued prayers.Sherry Beatty ”
32 of 57 | Posted by: Sherry Beatty - Fort Wayne, IN

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
33 of 57 | Posted by: Doug & Michelle beckman - IN

“Kathy, we are so sorry to hear about Les, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
34 of 57 | Posted by: Brian & Rose McKinley - IN

“Steve,I just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you during this difficult time. I can't imagine how hard it must be to lose a sibling. I...Read More »
35 of 57 | Posted by: Maggie Fiedler - Fort Wayne, IN

“Kathy and Family, Our deepest sympathy. ”
36 of 57 | Posted by: Ray and Judy Kinder

“Kathy and family,I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. Les sounds like such an amazing person, who touched so many lives.....he will be missed. Our...Read More »
37 of 57 | Posted by: Eileen Kenney - Chelmsford, MA

“So sorry for your loss! Your entire family is in my prayers during this difficult time! ”
38 of 57 | Posted by: Wanda Erwin - Waterloo, IN

“Kathy I'm so sorry to hear about Les u know I always love seeing him and u he was so fun to be around my prayers are with you and your family ”
39 of 57 | Posted by: A friend

“Les and I go back quite a ways to the 70's, HS baseball, he at Elmhurst, I was Southside, and playing golf in Legion League. He never liked to lose....Read More »
40 of 57 | Posted by: Brian Ensch - Fort Wayne, IN

“Always looked forward to seeing Lester in Myrtle Beach. Shanks for the memories Jeff & Bonnie ”
41 of 57 | Posted by: Jeff Weilage - Louisville, KY

“May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. ”
42 of 57 | Posted by: Bonnie and Jeff - Louisville, KY

“Dearest Kathy and family, may you all find comfort and peace in God's loving arms..I knew Les from American Legion Post 241, Waynedale..such a great...Read More »
43 of 57 | Posted by: Joy Ensch

“Kathy and family,We are so sad to hear about Les. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your lovely family.Steve & Patti Jasperson & Nikki...Read More »
44 of 57 | Posted by: A friend

“Kathy and family, so sorry to her about your loss, My prayers for all sent your way, ”
45 of 57 | Posted by: John Beckman Sr - Hoagland, IN

“I am so very sorry for your loss Kathy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
46 of 57 | Posted by: Tania Vanderlaan - Fort Wayne, IN

“We have happy memories from our time on the cruise w. You two, our deepest sympathy to all of your family ”
47 of 57 | Posted by: Patty and Mark Lorntz - IN

“Lester was definitely one of a kind! He didn't know a stranger and would always make you laugh! So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed by...Read More »
48 of 57 | Posted by: Trisha Sabo - San Antonio, TX

“I went to school with Les. I am sorry to hear of his passing, my prayers are with his family. ”
49 of 57 | Posted by: Tim Travis - Oshkosh, WI

“Kathy & Family ...it was with much sadness , when we heard about Lester's passing ..we used to have some fun when we were together ....I wish that I...Read More »
50 of 57 | Posted by: Clayton & Judy Thomas - IN

“Kathy and family, My sincerest condolences. What can you say about Les Sorgen...This world will never be the same without him. I will be forever...Read More »
51 of 57 | Posted by: Justin Herber - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am so sorry for a such a great loss. I was only around Les for short periods of time. He seemed full of life and never knew a stranger. I am sure...Read More »
52 of 57 | Posted by: Rita Harness - Columbia City, IN

“Brother: Words escape me as I reminisce on times we have spent. I will never forget the first time you saw me in a kilt. Brings a smile to my heart...Read More »
53 of 57 | Posted by: Mitchell McKinney - Decatur, IN

“Kathy and family, so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for strength. Big hugs. ”
54 of 57 | Posted by: Kathy and Doug Houser - Friend

“Kathy,I'm so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Janet Myers (ft.wayne card...Read More »
55 of 57 | Posted by: Janet Myers - decatur, IN

“Will miss his laughter and smiles in Myrtle Beach. Thoughts and Prayers are with all.Love,Mike ”
56 of 57 | Posted by: Mike Reilly - Independence, KY

“Kathy,So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Lester. May you and your family take comfort in your memories and in the knowledge that he was...Read More »
57 of 57 | Posted by: Ann Carrigan - Billerica, MA


Lester T. Sorgen, 60, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born January 12, 1957 in Fort Wayne. Les graduated from Elmhurst HS and previously worked as a welder for Teco before becoming a Firefighter for the city of Fort Wayne for 24 years. He was a member of St Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Church , IAFF Local 124, American Legion Post # 241 and former member of the Red Knights. Lester loved to ride his motorcycle, especially long motorcycle rides, playing golf, cooking and spending time with his family and friends. He was an all around people person and lived his life to the fullest. He was never bored nor ever boring. Surviving are his wife, Kathy L. Sorgen of Fort Wayne, daughter, Jamie (Kirk Bengs) Masters of Spencerville; son, Jacob (Alicia) Sorgen of Fort Wayne; daughter, Jennelle (Phillip) Rocha of Fort Wayne, Grandchildren Caleb, Cadynce, Dawson, Bennett, Penelope, Oliver; brothers, Steven (Cheryl) Sorgen, Hoagland, Stanley (Marti) Sorgen II, Indianapolis; sister, Pamela (Scott) Wallace, Lithia FL. Lester was preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Patricia Sorgen, brother, Bruce Sorgen, infant sister, Cheryl Sorgen. Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00am Monday, May 1, 2017, St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Church, 11337 South US 27 Ft. Wayne, IN with Fr. William Kummer, officiating. Calling Monday 9:00am with prayers at 9:45am at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue. Calling also Sunday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial in St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Cemetery, Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Hospital Burn Center or Emergency Responders Burn Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com