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“Sending prayers and sympathy to the family. I know your family through my husband Rollie. Praying for the repose of Betty's soul. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Barb Dvorak - Belle Plaine, MN

“Charles and Family:Mary and I learned on Betty passing upon our return from visiting our daughter. We are so sorry for your lost.We always enjoyed...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Jerry and Mary Killion - Mankato, MN

“With Sympathy we have you in prayers, Charles and extended family. May your precious memories of Betty bring peace, health and strength to your...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Kathleen Bach-Clinton - Houston, TX

“To all Sonnek family members - my deepest sympathy to all of you. Betty had a gentle soul!! I'm glad I knew her. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Janet Proehl - Eloy, AZ - Friend

“Sonnek Family - You have our deepest sympathy in the passing of Betty. She and Charles were two of the first people we met in church when we moved...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: David and Mary Sue Sohre - MN

“Sorry for your lost. We will keep your family in our prayers. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Audrey Bruender - Waldorf, MN

“Sorry to hear about your loss. Your mom was the nicest and sweetest lady in the world ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Mario Duenes - North Mankato, MN

“Thank you. This picture reminds me of you, Betty, coming to celebrate my 80th birthday. You smile continues to be your gift to me. God is Good. ...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: carmen sonnek - Rochester, MN

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Betty Jean Sonnek, age 84, of Waldorf, MN, died Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at her home, accompanied by her loving husband and children. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, February 12, 2018, at 11:00 AM at All Saints Catholic Church in New Richland, MN, with Fr. Michael Cronin officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be held at a later date at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Minnesota Lake, MN. Betty and her husband Charles planted hundreds of trees throughout the years, and ask that you honor Betty by continuing the tradition. In lieu of flowers, Betty would prefer that you plant a tree or other plants or flowers outside this spring in her memory.

Betty Jean was born January 23, 1934 in Vivian Township, Waseca County, MN, the daughter of Herbert and Elsie (Schnoor) Bartelt. Betty met Charles when they were the only two 1st graders together in the country school, and remained classmates. She was united in marriage to Charles Dominic Sonnek November 25, 1953 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Minnesota Lake. Betty had an interest in genealogy and family history, and enjoyed sewing. She loved camping, walking in the woods, gardening and mowing, and being outdoors in God's creation.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Robert Bartelt and Beverly Hesse; children: Ruth Ann Buswell, Jonathan and Andrew Sonnek; and brother-in-law, William Boyer.

She is survived by her husband, Charles of Waldorf; children: Charles "Rick" (Kandy) Sonnek of La Crescent, MN, Tim (Barb) Sonnek of New Prague, MN, Beth (John) Thompson of Rochester, MN, Amy (David) Adams of Minneiska, MN, Steve (Vonnie) Sonnek of St. Clair, MN, Chris (Karen) Sonnek of New Richland, MN, Kellen (Liwanag) Sonnek of Cass Lake, MN, Perry Sonnek of Woodville, WI, Joy Sonnek of Waldorf, MN, Sara Lee Sonnek of Waldorf, MN, Peter (Lori) Sonnek of Minnesota Lake, MN, Anthony (Brenda) Sonnek of Mapleton, MN, Matthew (Rose) Sonnek of Duluth, MN; son-in-law, Trevor Buswell of Houston, MN; 29 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren; siblings: Ramona Boyer of Albert Lea, MN, Marlene (Martin) Mogensen of Florida, Duane (Lavonne) Bartelt of Arizona; brother-in-law, Harvey Hesse of St. Clair, MN, and sister-in-law, Alyce Bartelt of Iowa.