Donald Sonne, age 72, of Big Stone City, SD, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Ortonville Area Health Services Hospital.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank, SD. Visitation with family present will begin at 10:00 a.m. Inurnment will be at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville, MN.
The service will be livestreamed and recorded and will be viewable at the bottom of this page.
Donald Charles Sonne was born on December 12, 1949, in Mitchell, SD, to Reuben and Edna (Baker) Sonne. He grew up and worked in the Mitchell area until he moved to Big Stone City, SD, in 2001.
Don met Barbara Howard in 1983 and was united in marriage on July 5th, 1994, and together, they had one child and he gained six children through marriage. Barb passed away on August 22, 1997.
Don was united in marriage with Connie (Oorlog) Bietz on July 7, 2001. They united their large, blended family of 14 children and Don loved every minute of it.
Always a hard worker, Don worked as a cheese maker at Dakota Cheese, Tripp Cheese, and Associated Milk Producers, Inc.
In his younger days, Don was passionate about horses. He also enjoyed being outdoors, especially fishing and camping. Later in life, he enjoyed entertaining in his "man caves". His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Connie Sonne; children: Travis (Danetrea) Sonne, Tonia Rowley, Matthew (Jennifer) Hartman, Jason (Darcy) Hartman, Teresa (Cory) Eckert, Tara (Robert) Styles, Richard (Rhonda) Hartman, LeAndra (Charles) Mogck, Monte (Karey) Bietz, Jon (Brenda) Bietz, Robert (Karla) Bietz, Roy Sonne, Rueben (Lori) Sonne, and Donna Gronke; grandchildren: Emma, Heather, Cole, Landen, Angelique, Trystan, Jadin, Danielle, Brian, Hannah, Matrik, Garrett, Taylin, Nicholas, Jerzey, Samatha, Isabella, Christy, Chase, Ty, Cassie, Amber, Cody, Brady, Riley, Taylor, Lacey, Collin, Lindsay, Cheyanne, and Austin; brothers: David Sonne, Daniel (Lorna) Sonne, and Darwin (Cindy) Sonne; sister, Doris Meinke; along with many nieces, nephews, and good friends.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara Sonne; grandchildren: Mya and Christopher; and brothers: Dennis Sonne and Dale Sonne.