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“Brian & family, So sorry for your loss, Jean was a woman not afraid to speak her mind, a lady willing to step up and help anyone in need! She did so...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Meg Tibodeau - Albert Lea, MN

“I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will not be able to make it to the visitation but I am thinking of you guys during this hard time. Let me know if...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Tyler Stindtman - Easton, MN

“Dear Brian and family, My sympathy and much sorrow , at this loss. My brother, George, was concerned about you and family. They are up North these...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Carmen Sonnek - Rochester, MN

“Jean was a great gal to know and I will miss seeing her at the Club and at family events. Hugs to the family. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Sheila Laffey - Good Thunder, MN

“So very sorry for this sudden and unexpected loss. Know that you and your family are being lifted in prayer. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: John & Joanne Tibodeau

“To all of Jean's family,I am so sorry to hear of Jean's death. My thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with you all. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Marlys Schultz - Mankato, MN

“rest in peace beautiful angel ❤ ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: mckenzie Koch - Palm beach, FL

“Brian, was so sorry to hear of Jean's passing. We all had some great memories from our younger years. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers during...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Steve Braunshausen - Noffolk, VA

“Oh my friend, how do we move on. I will miss your smile, your kind and warm personality. I know you and Sherry W. Will be in the garden just hug her...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Sarah Meyer - Winnebago, MN

“Sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Connie Martin - Wells, MN

“I am so sorry for your loss she will live on forever in your hearts You will be missed RIP Jean ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Terri Neuhalfen - FL - Family

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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.