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1944 John 2023

John Sornson

January 1, 1944 — July 31, 2023

    John Sornson, age 79, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 31, 2023 at his home. He was born on January 1, 1944 in Audubon, Iowa to John Walter Scotland Sornson and Mae Peterson Sornson.

He grew up in Viola and Audubon, Iowa and in 1972 he started a Yamaha, Honda, and Kawasaki dealership in Nebraska City, Nebraska called Johnny’s Cycle.

    John was very adventurous and competitive and curious by nature. He became a private pilot when he was 16 years old and flew competition aerobatics and in many air shows. He also raced hill-climbing motorcycles, cars, and motocross where he was sponsored by Linds Yamaha & Sales, in Atlantic, Iowa and Yamaha Corporation.

    He was united in marriage to Carolyn Wegner and three children were born of this union: Teresa, Tina, and Jerad.

    On October 15, 1991 he was united in marriage to Lou Ann Tillman Greedy, in Las Vegas, Nevada. John and Lou Ann would move to Warsaw, Missouri in 2001 where John was an avid fisherman, enjoyed a hobby of restoring classic cars, and enjoyed his passion for flying. John also served a term on the Warsaw Airport Board.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Louise Chehak, and husband Don; two sisters-in-law, Rilla Sornson and Elaine Sornson.

    He is survived by his wife, Lou Ann Sornson, three children, Teresa Somal, Tina Horan (John), and Jerad Sornson (Susanne), his two bonus children, Alyssa Greedy Knox (Nick) and Layne Greedy (Melissa), eleven grandchildren, Casey, Kelsey, Jordan, Jay, Jessi, Darin, Gretchen, Ravi, Jocelyn, Lexi, and Gage, three great-grandchildren, two brothers, Bob Sornson and Chuck Sornson (Kathy), numerous nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

    A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon, Iowa. Following the service, the family will host lunch and refreshments for friends and family at Vic’s Main Tap, Audubon, Iowa. They would enjoy visiting and hearing your favorite story about and/or memory of John.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, August 10, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Kessler Funeral Homes, Inc. - Audubon

515 South Division Street, Audubon, IA 50025

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Maple Grove Cemetery

, Audubon, IA 50025

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