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Steven Bryan Sorensen

01/21/1963 - 07/26/2021

Steven Bryan Sorensen, 58 of Gilbert, Arizona passed unexpectedly on July 26th,2021, his absence has left a hole in the hearts of his family and friends. Steve was born in Tacoma, Washington. He was raised in Seattle and had a passion for anything with a motor. This influenced his decision to attend the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Arizona, where he realized he needed to be in the sunshine and get out of the rain. Steve worked at RideNow Powersports for twenty years, building a loyal customer base who would request that he be the only one to work on their equipment. He loved camping and exploring trails in his rzr with his wife and friends. He especially enjoyed those moments with his Dad. He showed his love for his friends by always being available to help them with their mechanical needs, he was a very giving person. He just missed the birth of his grandson by ten days, something he was very excited about. He is survived by his
wife Debbie, stepdaughter Katie Peyton (Brian), grandson Joshua, Mother Susan Potemkin, Father Gary Sorensen, Sister Juliann Sorensen (Ken), Brother Nikolay (Paulyne) many nieces and nephews and of course we must include the fur babies Lzzy, Holly and Magee. A Celebration of Life will be held in October.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a local Pet Rescue in Steve’s honor.


  • Debbie, I am so very sorry for your loss. What a great guy gone too soon! My prayers are with you.🙏💕

  • Troy and Amie Spielman

    I miss my friend! Amie and I met Steve nearly 20 years ago at the sand dunes and our friendship was immediate. Steve had a great sense of humor and was a loyal friend. We will miss him dearly but will always cherish our time spent with cold beers and a warm campfires. God speed Steve, thanks for your friendship….Troy and Amie.

  • Being Steven’s father, I was very proud. Steven went from a marginal high school student, to a very good mechanic. He worked his way through mechanics school.
    He would be asked to check-out incoming machines to verify damage as normal use or neglect.
    He was concerned about people and animals. His last weekend, we found a deaf dog that had strayed 6 to 8 miles from home in the mountains. We stayed with the dog, while Steven went to meet the owners, so they could reclaim their dog.
    We had many rides together. Our last weekend was relaxing and enjoyable.

  • Safe journey Steve, you will be sorely missed.
    Lucky to have known you for 40 years, and I’m so sorry to all his family.
    I hope you’re having a beautiful reunion with Kevin and Maui

  • Francene Vincent

    I didn’t get to meet you Steve but I have known Debbie since high school. We reconnected on Facebook several years ago and have been sharing our lives ever since. I am so thankful for you and all the love and happiness you brought to Debbie and Kate lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you Debbie, Kate, Brian, sweet baby Joshua and to Steve’s family and friends. 🙏❤

  • I was lucky to work with Steve for the last 3 years. He was one of my favorite people I’ve ever worked with. He was so giving with his knowledge and resources. Whenever I had a question about my own rzr Steve would always give me advice and insider tips on how to get a job done better and faster. Every Monday morning we would spend some time talking about the weekend that was and share story’s of our rides if we were lucky enough to hit the dirt. We always talked about riding together but sadly never were able to make it happen.

    I’m grateful for having known him and to have worked so closely with him for the time I was able to. Have a good ride up there my friend.

  • Well I’ve know Steve for 3-4 years working with him at ride now. And there have been a few people I’ve meet and have looked up to. Steve was one of those people. Just a real genuine guy. Smart as they come, always had an answer or at least a bit of guidance on which way to go as far as diagnosis of motors. Always smiling. Before they moved his boxes out of his area I would catch him still working from the corner of my eye. Sure it was wishful thinking, or even in death he just doesn’t know when to stop working. Will definitely miss him at work. But I’m sure I will see him in heaven one day.

    And to his Mom and Dad, you guys made one hell of a man, and you should be very proud that Steve was the man he was. And I am deeply sorry for your loss.

    To his girlfriend, you were very blessed to have Steve in your life. Not everyone gets a partner like Steve. And I hope and pray that your mind and heart are settled a bit just looking back on all the good times you guys had to have had.

    And last but not least, to Steve, so my compression is good, fuel pressure is good, spark is good, but as soon as I try to put this rzr in gear it dies immediately, wtf, and idea what’s happening here? I’m gonna miss having you at work, one of the smartest mechanics I’ve ever meet and I feel lucky to have been able to work with you.

  • I worked with Steve in the service department for the past four years. He was very approachable and made everyday life easier in the shop. He will be missed.

  • Alan and Connie Cobb

    I first met Steve at his wedding. We enjoyed fireworks in Heber. You brought happiness to my best friend Debbie and her daughter Katie and Brian. Your grandson is beautiful. Our sincere sympathy to Debbie, Katie, Brian and Steve’s family.

  • Steve and I were married for 15 years.I have so many fond memories. I will never forget shortly after we were married coming home from work one night and he had totally pulled every wire out of a jeep he had bought..I looked at that wod of wires and thought OMG he will never get that back together..never said it..It was at that point I realized what a mechanical genius he was. There was NOTHING mechanically he couldn’t fix..The amount of knowledge that left this earth the day he died is mind boggling.
    There was not a kinder soul on earth. We remained good friends.I will never forget the last time we talked the Thursday before he died on Monday..he answered the phone with his normal Yeah his voice influx the way he said that will always be in my head people who knew him can hear it in their head too im sure..it was always “yeah” or “yeah buddy” He came to Arizona in October of 1999 looked at me and said I’m not going to spend another winter here I just went thru one (it was the rainiest summer) Jim and Donna Cameron had retired here they were always like Parents to me told him come down here and find a job..They didn’t have to tell him that twice..As he drove off that crisp October morning I thought oh he’ll be back..Well he wasn’t and rest is history..We were totally settled here in May of 2000. He LOVED the desert. After attending MMI in Arizona he always wanted to get back here so I’m so glad we did. And I was so glad God blessed him with Deb after me she is such a kind soul.
    He exited this earth so abruptly I just feel like when he must have spotted that rainbow Bridge and Maui, Jake and Bella were waiting..He loved those dogs so much and they loved him more..
    I was always worried about retirement..He was always on to his newest toy.. So I guess I’ve learned don’t sweat the small stuff..and maybe everything really is the small stuff..And BUY your toys! You may never see retirement..Sorensen your missed by so many!

  • Steve was always there to help and always the first to go on a morning ride in the Dunes! Miss you Steve.

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