Dale R. Sonnemann

Dale R. Sonnemann of Waukesha passed away peacefully Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the age of 83.

Dale 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 condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.