Sonnenberg, Lloyd W. (Lou), Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Monday, November 21, 2011 at Covenant Health Care Cooper. Age 67 years. The son of the late William and Ruth (Dawson) Sonnenberg, Lou was born March 16, 1944 in Saginaw, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of V.F.W. Post 1859. Lou married Connie Jo Meyer on July 3, 1969. She predeceased him October 25, 1984. He then married Kathleen O’Brien on August 3, 1996. She survives him. Lou was employed as a conductor at C&O Railroad (CSX) for 40 years until his retirement on March 16, 2005. He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and had attended Peace Lutheran Church. Lou was also a member of the Fraternal Orders of the Eagles. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with family and friends. Surviving besides his wife Kathleen are four daughters, Kristen and Vince Pica, Ft. Myers, Florida; Cherie Schrank and her fiancé Lance Fischer, Houghton Lake; Lisa and Dale Needham, Jenison; Amy Schrank, Saginaw; nine grandchildren, Michael, Erica, Carter, Nathaniel, Zachary, Nikita, Cody, Casey and Shelby; two great-grandchildren, Mark and Amarianna Jane; one brother, James and Pamela Sonnenberg, Saginaw; one sister, Christine and William Walker, Vail, Colorado; an uncle, James Dawson, Saginaw; several nieces and nephews. Lou was preceded in death by his son, Michael. Honoring Mr. Sonnenberg’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 4735 W. Michigan Ave., in Saginaw. Rev. Fr. John R. Johnson will officiate. Interment will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday where military honors will be presented by American Legion Post #439. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Ss. Peter & Paul Food Bank. “Better here than in Walbridge” www.snowfuneralhome.net