Adeline James

  • Born: November 14, 1925
  • Died: February 1, 2020
  • Location: Minnesota Lake, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family


Adeline (Dulas) Sonnek James, age 94, of Minnesota Lake, MN died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Minnesota Lake at 10:30 AM. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 PM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Minnesota Lake and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday morning. Fr. Greg Havel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Faribault County Hospice.
Adeline was born November 14, 1925 the daughter of Frank and Hedwig (Klocek) Dulas on the family farm. Adeline graduated from Wells High School. She was united in marriage to David Sonnek Sept. 3, 1946 and to this union 9 children were born. After his death, she was united in marriage to Gerald "Jerry" James July 6, 1973 in Minnesota Lake. She was a cook at Minnesota Lake and Maple River District for 25 years. She was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the CCW and the American Legion Auxiliary, and a life member of the Wells VFW. She loved playing cards and Domino's and Po-Ke-No with her lady friends. She also loved gardening, canning, flowers, reading books and working puzzles.
She is survived by her children: Roger (Mavis) Sonnek of Eagle Lake, Janet Sonnek of Waseca, Janice (Jerry) Evenson of Easton, Edie (Raymond) Woitas of Albert Lea, Sue (Jerome) Behnke of Winnebago, Brad (Marcy) Sonnek of Easton, Donna (Jim) Glaser of Rochester, Dori (David) Papke of Waseca, Bernetta Wolff, friend of the family; 15 grandchildren: Christine (Randy) Pietsch, David (Cindi) Sonnek, Jeffrey Evenson, Jason (Nicole) Evenson, Justin (Jodi) Woitas, Alan (Stephanie) Woitas, Chad (Nadia) Woitas, Amanda (Jay) Zabel, Alison Behnke, Devin (Jolene) Sonnek, Samantha (Chris) Yost, Logan Sonnek, Joseph (Ellissa) Glaser, Michael Glaser, and Ryan Papke; 19 great-grandchildren: Bethany (Tyler) Miller, Alex, Rachel, Timothy, Drake, Reve, Evalee, Luke, Benjamin, Gabriel, Olivia, Hunter, Matthew, Connor, Jayden, Chase, Jared, Annie, Blake; 1 great-great-granddaughter, Ayla; brothers: Mark Dulas of West Sun City, AZ, Leon (Shirley) Dulas of Clearwater, MN and Larry (Donnette) Dulas of Wells; sister-in-law: Margaret "Sue" Robbins of Mapleton, along with many nieces, nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband David Sonnek (1971), son Glenn Sonnek (1974), husband Gerald James (2012), sister Marcy Staloch (2014), brother Tony (2010) (Katie) (2005)Dulas and sister-in-law, Mary Dulas (2013).


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Surrounded in His arms of love, your Mom & Grandmother has reached safe harbor. My sincere sympathy to each of you.
Betty Jean

Posted by Betty Jean Rueckert Collins - Minnesota Lake, MN - Neighbor   February 07, 2020

A beautiful lady ascends to Heaven! My relationship with Adeline goes back to 1963--she was a good neighbor and a true friend. So many memories...

Posted by Adrienne Hurlbert - Minnesota Lake, MN - Neighbor   February 06, 2020

You have our sincere sympathy, having had the experience of letting parents go to God we should be--but are not pros--but know those we love are never gone they are always with us in our hearts. In deed we miss them but are comforted in our memories and the knowledge that they are suffering no more. One thing I do over and over is thank God for the gift of life my Mom gave me. Please pass on our prayers and thoughts to all Aunt Adeline's extended family. Love and sympathy to all of you. Kathy Bach Clinton (4th child of Quentin and Honey (Martha Sonnek) Bach)

Posted by Kathleen Bach Clinton - Houston, TX - Friend   February 04, 2020

Our sympathy to all i

Posted by Donnahollund@Gmail.com Hollund - Faribault, MN - Family Friend   February 04, 2020

The lady you calledMom was very special and will be missed by manny.My love and sympathy. Joanie Gieneart

Posted by Joanie Gieneart - Minnesota Lake, MN - Friend   February 04, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. I worked in MN Lake school lunch room with her when I was a senior. Wonderful memories

Posted by Sue (Evan) Stenzel - Clermont, FL - Friend   February 04, 2020

Sue and all the Sonnek Family. Sorry to hear about your Mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Chuck and Sara Murry - Winnebago, MN - Friend   February 04, 2020

Sonnek children - our deepest sympathy to all of you.....your Mom will be missed as she was the ''glue'' still holding you all together.....may GOD give you HIS peace.

Posted by Janet and Curtis Proehl - Montgomery, MN - Acquaintance   February 03, 2020

May she be in the arms of God. She was a very wonderful LADY.

Posted by Pat Loonan - Easton - Friend   February 03, 2020