Mark Anthony Sonnek

  • Born: April 16, 1954
  • Died: July 29, 2020
  • Location: Easton, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mark Anthony Sonnek, age 66, of Easton, MN, died suddenly Wednesday, July 29, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 3, 2020, at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Easton, MN with Father Greg Havel and Deacon Gene Paul officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Easton, MN. Face masks must be worn and social distancing will be observed. To leave an online condolence, please visit
Mark was born April 16, 1954 in Wells, MN, the son of Willard and Anna (Dombrowski) Sonnek. He was united in marriage to Donna Mae Trio May 24, 1980 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Easton, and to this union 5 children were born. Mark grew up on the family farm in rural Easton, MN and was a lifelong dairy farmer. Mark started milking when he was 12 years old, he loved his COWS! After selling his milk cows in 2018, he continued to raise baby calves as they were his favorite. He was a member of the Faribault Co. Dairy Association and the MN Holstein Association, serving as treasurer for both during his membership. Mark was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and served for a time as Grand Knight. He was a lifetime member of OLMC Church and a longtime member of the church choir. Mark cherished his family and friends, often stopping to check in and visit with his neighbors. Mark's sense of humor and personality will be missed by many.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents; infant brother Jason; great niece Audrey Wood.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Donna Sonnek of Easton, MN; children: Amber Hubbard of Freeborn, MN, Denise (Justin) Brusveen of Poynette, WI, Michelle (Zachary) Slatcher of Laurel, DE, Darin (Amy) Sonnek of Lamberton, MN and Jackie Sonnek of Easton, MN; grandchildren: Caleb and Kristen Hubbard; Hannah, Kyle and Abbie Brusveen; Nolan Slatcher; Violet, Autumn and Emmet Sonnek; brothers: Len (Sue) Sonnek of Delavan, MN, Steve (Carol) Sonnek of Cologne, MN, and Dan (Julie) Sonnek of Mankato, MN; Donna's siblings: Marie (Steve) Sullivan of Apple Valley, MN, Janet (Jeff) Phillips of Ocean City, MD, Sharon (Randy) Kroenke of Mankato, MN, Mary (Bruce) Woitas of Sleepy Eye, MN, Thomas (Deb) Trio of Easton, MN, and Gary (Deb) Trio of Mapleton, MN. Along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Deepest sympathy to all in the Sonnek Family

Posted by Mary (Andrews) Ochs - Delavan, MN - Neighbor   September 08, 2020

Donna and family so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken, I lost my best friend and best man. Jeanne and I will miss Mark immensely. Donna stay strong, we are praying for all. May God help heal your pain. Love John and Jeanne Segar.

Posted by John Segar - Woodbury, MN - Friend   August 03, 2020

So sorry to hear about Mark's passing. I always enjoyed working with him at FSA Office when he came in to do business. Your family has my heartfelt sympathy.

Posted by Diane Olson - Frost, MN - Acquaintance   August 02, 2020

You have my sincerest condolences and prayers to the Sonnek family. Very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Will (Bill) Cory - Lester Prairie, MN - Family Friend   July 31, 2020

So sad!! One of the best neighbors around always ready to lend a hand! Thoughts and prayers coming your way!

Posted by Kathy Butch Kern - Marion, IA - Friend   July 31, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Mark. Such a great man who always had a smile on his face.
Tim and Lori (Rauenhorst) Stenzel

Posted by Lori Stenzel - Pemberton, MN   July 30, 2020

Our prayers and condolences for you and your family.

Posted by Dave kluender - bricelyn, MN - Friend   July 30, 2020

Our hearts prayers and thoughts are with you and your whole family. Sorry for your loss. We will not be able to attend the services know that we are thinking of you and the family. You have our deepest sympathy. God is with you today and always he will help you through this sad time. Remember all the memories you and your family have made with Mark! Take Care!

Posted by Tim & Bev Ziemke - Owatonna, MN - Family   July 30, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.

Posted by Connie Martin - Wells, MN - Classmate   July 30, 2020


Posted by jim Becker - battle ground, WA - Family Friend   July 30, 2020