Jean Sonnek

  • Born: February 25, 1955
  • Died: July 24, 2020
  • Location: Easton, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family


Jean Marie Sonnek, age 65, of Easton, MN died Friday, July 24, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at OLMC Catholic Church in Easton, MN with Fr. Greg Havel and Deacon Gene Paul officiating for Jean's immediate family. Public visitation will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells MN, from 4:00-7:00 PM for family and friends. Face masks must be worn and social distancing will be observed. Interment will be in OLMC Catholic Cemetery-Barber Twp., Faribault Co., MN.
Jean was born February 25, 1955 in Heron Lake, Minnesota, the daughter of James and Ardyth "Ardie" (Weiland) Koch. Jean married Brian F. Sonnek November 10, 1973. To this union the couple had three boys. Jean was a member and worked at OLMC Catholic school in the office, sat on the school board as President, and worked in the OLMC church office. Jean also cooked at The Club for many years. She loved flowers, cooking for her family, sharing recipes, and deck visits with family and friends.
Jean is survived by her husband of 47 years, Brian of Easton, MN; 2 sons: Jamie Sonnek (Jean Busse) of Easton, MN and Ryan (Katie) Sonnek of Easton, MN. Grandchildren: Aiden and Tegan Sonnek, Jake Sonnek, Kennedy Howe, and Kaitlyn Busse; Mother: Ardie (Doug) Esser of Minnesota Lake, MN; Siblings: Jane (Donnie) McGregor of Minnesota Lake, MN, Julie Koch (Terry Jaeger) of Minnesota Lake, MN, Jeff Koch of Blue Earth, MN, Jason (Kelli) Koch of New Ulm, MN; Sister-in-law: Terri Nuehalfen of Florida; along with Brian's siblings and their families and a host of terrific friends.
Jean was preceded in death by her father James, infant son, 2 brothers: John and Jimmy; and her mother and father-in-law.