Dale R. Sonnemann
Dale R. Sonnemann of Waukesha passed away peacefully Thursday, February
8, 2018, at the age of 83.
married Theresa Mueller on October 13, 1956, and to that union seven
children were born. Throughout their marriage Dale and Theresa also
fostered 67 children. They fostered children until the week before
Theresa died in September of 1991. On November 7, 1992, Dale married
Marilyn, a mother of two and their families became one.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Marilyn; children,
Christine (Craig) Brath of Mosinee, Keith (Kathy) Sonnemann of Colgate,
Tim (Patty) Sonnemann of Waukesha, Kevin (Debra) Sonnemann of Sussex,
Jeff (Beth) Sonnemann of Menomonee Falls, Joe (Nadine) Sonnemann of
Germantown, Toni (Gary) Johnson of Altoona, David Hokenstad of
Milwaukee, and Susan Hokenstad of Pewaukee; 20 grandchildren, 14
great-grandchildren and a host of other family members.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Theresa; sister Lorraine;
and brothers Gehardt Jr., Howard and Arthur.
The visitation for Dale will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. Mass
of Christian Burial on Monday, February 12, at St. John Neumann Catholic
Church, 2400 W. State Highway 59, Waukesha, WI 53189. The Rev. Chuck
Wrobel will be officiating. Burial will be private at Wisconsin Memorial
Park on Tuesday, February 13.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning
Services is serving the family. For further information, please call
262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a
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