Obit: Sontag, Ernest C. (1890 - 1977)

Contact: Ken Wood


----Sources: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 08/05/1977; P.13

Sontag, Ernest C. (11 OCT 1890 - 3 AUG 1977)

Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. - Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Georgas-Gesche Funeral Home for Ernest C. Sonntag, 86, of 3 Grand Ave., Neillsville, who died at Memorial Hospital Wednesday. The Rev. Ronald J. Nordin, pastor of the Calvary Lutheran Church, will officiate and burial will be in Neillsville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-9 this evening and Saturday until the time of services.

Ernest C. Sonntag was born Oct. 11, 1890 in Germany and came with his parents to this country at an early age. The family settled in Chicago where he received his education. He worked there for a short time, then moved to Hobart, Ind., where he farmed and worked in the steel mills.

After his retirement he moved to Fairchild and then to California, before going to Neillsville eight years ago. He was a member of the American Legion Post of Hobart, Ind.

He married Jan. 8, 1919 in Indiana, to the former Sarah Judge and she died Aug. 12, 1969.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Lorraine) Kietzman of Hobart, Ind., and Mrs. Sarah Oliver and Mrs. Janet Kubik, both of Neillsville; a son, Fred Sonntag, Hobart, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Majors, Hobart, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife he was predeceased by two sons and two brothers.



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