Alvin Sonnenberg

Alvin Sonnenberg
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Alvin David Sonnenberg, 88, of Swansea, IL, born November 26, 1930, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Sonnenberg worked for Midwest Rubber Company for 25 years before his retirement. He was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and belonged to the Belleville YMCA. Al loved to watch movies and was a health enthusiast. He liked to stay in shape and eat healthy. He was an all-state wrestler at Belleville Township High School. Al was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Wilma K., nee Smistik, Sonnenberg, whom he married on September 17, 1955, and who died on April 19, 2004; his daughter, Laurie Launhardt; his parents, John and Stella, nee Rowlan, Sonnenberg; and his brother, John R. (Doris) Sonnenberg.

Surviving are one son, David (Pam) Sonnenberg of Millstadt, IL;
two grandchildren, Dr. Dana (Jack) Frazine,
and Nicole Sonnenberg;
two great-grandchildren, Karoline and Henry Frazine;
a niece, Judy Clark;
and a nephew, Donald Clark.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Gerald Bach officiating.

Private graveside services will be held at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


5 Comments on Alvin Sonnenberg

Marisa Zelip said : Guest Report Sep 05, 2019 at 2:26 AM

My condolences to Nicole and family

  • Detroit
  • MI
Doug Howell said : Guest Report Sep 03, 2019 at 1:28 PM

Dave. So sorry to hear of your loss! Prayers for you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Judy Clark said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2019 at 3:51 PM

Best Uncle ever! Always a smile and kind word. Will miss you very much. Say hello to the gang: Wilma, Dorothy, Marie, Harry, Bill, Annie and Henry.

  • St. Louis
  • Mo
Brenda Davis said : Guest Report Aug 31, 2019 at 5:32 PM

Nicole and family, we are so sorry. Your grandpa was a great man and loved you so much. May all of your memories of your time together comfort you in your days ahead. Love, Aunt Brenda, Uncle Orie and cousins

  • Triangle
  • VA
Tom Phillips said : Guest Report Aug 30, 2019 at 10:53 PM

Dave, I’m real sorry to here about the loss of your pop man. I wish we all weren’t working the night of your dad’s memorial service. Take care of yourself & your family! Tom Phillips

  • St.Louis
  • MO

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