Virginia (Ginny) Sorenson – Cause of Death – Virginia Sorensen, 79-year-old, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, an instructor and choreographer at the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies was among those who were tragically killed during the Waukesha Christmas Parade on Sunday, November 21, 2021. The women were performing and providing entertainment to those gathered at the Waukesha Christmas Parade. which is what they loved doing best on Sunday, November 21, 2021, when a red SUV roared down the parade route, several of the Dancing Grannies were tragically run down, with four fatalities. Police released the names of those killed, including Virginia Sorenson, 79, LeAnna Owen, 71, and Tamara Durand, 52, who were all part of the Dancing Grannies, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81, who helped the group on Monday, November 22, 2021.
According to Virginia’s daughter Heather Sorenson, she said Virginia was a registered nurse, she still worked part-time in medical records. She used the extra money to pay for the horses and give treats to the grandchildren, she said. She has been a veteran of the Dancing Grannies for 19 years, she was holding a banner walking behind the group when she was killed. Their family lived a long and fulfilling life together, she has three children and six grandchildren. At their home in Muskego, she cared for animals, including two horses, chickens, dogs and cats. . For the Sorensons, the Grannies were an activity for the entire family. Their grandkids often marched with the group and held the banner. The Sorensons also held frequent parties for the group, especially around Halloween.
Hayleigh Cat posted on her Facebook page expressing her sadness over the incident that took place and plead with the community members to help donate blood for the injured individuals who are in the ICU. “Found out tonight that I know two of the victims of the tragic event that happened during the Holiday Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Sunday. My heart goes out to the families and friends of Virginia Sorensen and Tamara Durant. Two lives were taken too soon by a senseless act, along with 3 other deaths and 48 who were injured including 18 children (10 of which are in the ICU). If you live in the area, blood donations are needed (please consider donating blood). The Waukesha County Community Foundation and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County have partnered to create the “United for Waukesha Community Fund.” Please consider donating to help the families impacted by this tragedy. Visit https://wccf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=3559 It will take some time to recover from this incident. But Waukesha and its people are strong. Thankful for all the first responders and heroes of that day. Waukesha Strong!”
Virginia Sorensen’s obituary will be organized by the family.