Laurel D Sonnabend, 83 of Cambridge, MN peacefully passed away with Janice Elder by his side on Tuesday, June 1st 2021 at the Estates of Rush City, MN
Laurel was born in Mankato MN to August and Vera Sonnabend September 16th 1937. Laurel attended Good Thunder/Amboy schools and graduated in 1955. That same year after graduating he joined the United States Navy, and served on the USS Wasp.
Laurel married Glenda Cheney on October 24th 1959 in St Peter MN
He was an active member of the American Legion Post 290 in Cambridge, MN where he was Sergeant at Arms. He was also an avid Curler, and was Captain of his team.
Laurel was an active and long time member of Joy Lutheran Church in Cambridge.
Laurel was an avid fisherman up until the past 6 years, his favorite lakes to fish were Mille Lacs, and Devils Lake where he could catch one of his favorite fish, the walleye.
He also enjoyed hunting deer, pheasant, grouse, and duck.
He was preceded in death by wife Glenda Sonnabend, daughter Brenda Sonnabend, parents August and Vera, and by son in law Tim Daniels
He is survived by daughter Kaye Carson and son in law Greg Carson of Pine City, four grandchildren Andrea (Ryan) Thompson of Meridian Idaho, Ashley (Chris) Daniels of Isanti
Timothy Daniels of Isanti, Richard Daniels of Oak Grove, three great grandchildren Damain Lien, Nolan, and Micah Thompson, companion of 22 years Jan Elder of Cambridge
Sisters Ruth Ann (Harvey) Austin of North Fort Myers Florida, Amy (David) Larson of Hutchinson, many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11AM, Saturday, June 26th 2021 at Joy Lutheran Church in Cambridge. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Interment will be in the Cambridge Lutheran Cemetery with military honors provided by the Cambridge American Legion Honor Guard.
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