Robert G. Sonneman

Robert G. Sonneman, age 70, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

The memorial gathering will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Sunday, January 22, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The memorial service will follow on Sunday at 12:00 noon with Rev. John Breitwisch officiating.

Robert was born on August 11, 1952 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Robert A. and Lorraine (Guerndt) Sonneman. On February 24, 1973, he was united in marriage to Barbara Peterson, with whom he had three children; Curt, Tanya and Greg. He then married his soulmate, Irene Schellpfeffer. The two enjoyed traveling the world together and many camping trips with family and friends. They were happily married for 22 years. Bob served in the National Guard during the Vietnam Conflict. During his lifetime, Bob was employed by Lidtke Motors, Green Giant and Gehls.

Robert is survived by his children, Curt (Lauren) Sonneman, Tanya (Mike) Sufka and Greg (Alex) Sonneman; two step children, Dawn Schellpfeffer and Tyler (Angela) Schellpfeffer; five grandchildren, Colton, Matreya, Jace, Sean and Nadya; one great-grandson, Deeno; sisters, Sandy Braman and Pat Sutton; many other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lorraine; and his wife, Irene.

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