Valerie V. Sonnenburg (nee Chrouser)

June 22, 1914 - Jan. 24, 2009

Valerie V. Sonnenburg (nee Chrouser) of Kewaskum, formerly of Jackson and the Waukesha area, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend at age 94. She was born June 22, 1914, in Marathon County, to the late James and Clara (nee Zoffi) Chrouser.

On Nov. 15, 1936, she was united in marriage to Chester F. Sonnenburg in Stratford. Chester preceded her in death Nov. 20, 1985.

Survivors include one son, Jon of Jackson; two granddaughters, Rebecca Power and Susan Power; two great-grandchildren, Thomas and John Owen; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Valerie Ann Power; a son-in-law, Thomas Power; three brothers; and one sister.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Jan. 31, at Schmidt Funeral Home, N168-W20135 Main St., Jackson. Entombment will be in Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

Schmidt Funeral Home of Jackson is serving the family. For more information, call 677-4993. An online guest book and condolences can be found at