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1938 Richard 2021

Richard Sonnenberg

September 25, 1938 — May 19, 2021

Westfield/Black Earth

Richard H. Sonnenberg, age 82 of Westfield, formerly of Black Earth, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at his home.  He was born on September 25, 1938 in Reedsburg to Herman and Vera (Burmester) Sonnenberg.  Dick married Beverly Rice in 1958.  He was a retired steamfitter, who worked many years for the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  Dick and his family lived in Vermont Township near Black Earth, WI for over 50 years before moving to the Westfield area.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially training and trialing his Springer Spaniels and English Cockers.

Dick is survived by his wife, Beverly; two sons, Mark (Patricia), Mazomanie and Jeff (Trina), CO; daughter in law, Doreen Sonnenberg, Portage; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one brother, David (Rona); many other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Daniel.

Following Dick’s wishes, no formal service will be held.  A family gathering will be held at a later date.

Dick’s family would like to thank his friends, family members, neighbors and especially all the help from the nurses with Agrace HospiceCare and social workers who were there when they were so needed.

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