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Patricia Sonnenberg

January 23, 1939 ~ December 5, 2017 (age 78)

Patricia Ann Sonnenberg, 78, of Burlington, died at 3:42 AM Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the Prairie Ridge Care & Rehabilitation in Mediapolis.

Born January 23, 1939, in Pond Creek, TX, she was the daughter of Lloyd Joseph and Hazel Darr Childress. 

She worked for Santos Catering doing private catering for country clubs in Palm Springs, CA. 

She grew up in the Baptist faith. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, and making photo collages. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and watching "Wheel of Fortune". 

Survivors include five daughters, Alesia Bentler of Burlington; Tricia Bessac of Hilo, HI; Robin (Chris) Welsh of Lahaina, HI; Gayle Shufeldt of Lahaina, HI; and Kay Watson of Dallas, TX; 8 grandchildren: Jonathan Wood, Brooklyn Bentler, Mathew Kratz, Rachel Larkin, Audrey Larkin, Brittany Kruck, Janae Kruck, and Mikaela Bessac; and three great-grandchildren: Kallie Bentler, Taven Draper, and Kyla Kaiulani Kaauamo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and one brother. 

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.

A memorial service will be held in Hawaii at a later date.


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