Gary Eugene Sonksen, age 67 of Monroe, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at his home. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Cherokee. Memorials may be given to the Gary Sonksen Memorial Fund and condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com
The son of Ronald and Alice (Carlson) Sonksen, Gary was born in Feb. 19, 1941, in Greenville. He graduated from Cherokee High School. On May 20, 1976, he was united in marriage to Sabra Webb at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Gary proudly served in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Sabra of Monroe; children, Rhonda (Theron) Ernster of Minneapolis, Minn., Moni (Bob) Hurd of Milford, Melissa (Troy) Gram of Monroe, Lora (Steve) VanRyswyk of Monroe, Kevin (Tammy) Sonksen of Aurelia, Jeff (Deb) Sonksen of Minneapolis, Minn. and Michael Sonksen of Mankato, Minn. Also surviving is a step-son, David Jansen, 16 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother, Roger (Dawn) Sonksen of Larrabee. Preceding Gary in death were his parents, an infant son, Randy and Aunt Jo.