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John J. Sonich, 92

Jun 1, 2012

John J. Sonich

Blue Earth John J. Sonich, age 92, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center.

Funeral Services were held May 31, 2012, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. The Rev. Karl Rydholm and Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service assisted the family with the arrangements.

John was born May 21, 1920, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Peter and Alexandra (Wojasowicz) Sonich. He was raised in Cleveland and later Kansas City, Mo., where he graduated from Lathrop High School in 1938. He was married to Marjorie P. Dalton on May 31, 1941, in Rockford, Ill. John spent his career in the military entering in 1940. He became a comptroller in Army Hospitals being stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, at Tripler General Hospital in Hawaii, at Ft. Benning, Ga., in Korea and at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver. He was an officer most of his career attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He retired in 1970 and enjoyed bowling, snow skiing and playing the accordion. He was a very talented artist producing many wonderful paintings through the years.

John is survived by his son, Jerry (Jan) Sonich, of Blue Earth; daughter, Sheila Roslan, of Aberdeen, Wash.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Mary Kowalski; sisters, Anna Marie Owen and Barbara Peterson; and stepbrother, Leo Sonich.

Memorial donations are preferred to St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center or Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth.