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Joseph W. Sondag

Joseph W. Sondag, 91, of Waterloo, IL, formerly of Valmeyer, IL, died March 1, 2021, in Waterloo, IL.  He was born September 7, 1929, in Valmeyer, IL.

He is survived by his children JoLynn (Warren) Winer, Susan Dillenberger, Angela (Gary) Siburt, Julie Muertz, and Karen (Scott) Limestall; grandchildren Adam (Laura) Winer, Lauren (Patrick) Cann, Chad (Katie) Dillenberger, Tracy (Cale) Moore, Timothy (Dawn) Brown, Jason (Courtney) Siburt, Cole (Angie) Siburt, Neil (Alaina) Siburt, Alex (Heather Mestdagh) Muertz, Emily (Tom Falkiner) Muertz, Evan (Victoria Gutierrez) Muertz, Joel (Jaci Jenkins) Limestall, and Bailey Limestall and 16 great-grandchildren; sister Marjorie May; sister-in-law Pauline Sondag; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Joe is preceded in death by his wife Evelyn L. Sondag (nee Vogt) to whom he was married for 65 years; parents Armin C.  & Zoe A.  (nee Mentel) Sondag; sister Helen Sondag, brothers Theodore Sondag and Glennon (Caryl) Sondag; brothers-in-law James May; Paul (Evelyn) Vogt; sister-in-law Leone (Eugene) Jung; son-in-law James Dillenberger.
Joe worked as a life-long farmer with his brother Glenn and nephews Doug and Pat Sondag.  He lived most of his life on the family farm in rural Valmeyer.  He was a member of St. Mary's Parish, the Knights of Columbus, Monroe County Farm Bureau, and was a Rare Blood Donor (134 plus pints).  He took great pride in his vegetable garden, sharing sweet corn  and other produce with  family, friends and neighbors.  In his final years he suffered from dementia, but always had smile on his face and enjoyed a good laugh.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Valmeyer
or as the family wishes.

4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until 9:15 AM Thursday at Quernheim Funeral Home

Funeral Mass:
10 AM Thursday, March 4, 2021 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Valmeyer, IL
Father Felix Chukwuma officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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Thanks so much for posting Gene and for the memories! It is always nice to hear from older relatives that grew up with him.
Karen Sondag Limestall

Karen Limestall Mar 5 2021 12:00 AM

Thanks Tony and Mary Ann! We hope you are doing well!

Karen Limestall Mar 5 2021 12:00 AM

Thanks Dale!

Karen Limestall Mar 5 2021 12:00 AM

We grew up on adjoining farms.we are !st cousins. My dad(George Mentel) and Joes mother(Zoe Sondag) were brother&sister. There were about thirty 1st cousins(Sondag..Mentel..Parker..Schlemmer) Valmeyer-Hecker-Jacksonville. I remember Joe as a great young man..he was about six years older..I was always proud to call him my cousin. He battled polio as a youngster...many times we w.ould be on tractors on adjoining farms. REST IN PEACE...Cousin JOE...GENE MENTEL.........CRESTWOOD,MO.

GENE MENTEL Mar 4 2021 12:00 AM

Memories are like stars in the dark night of sorrow.
Mary Ann and Tony Sondag

Tony Sondag Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM

Susie and sisters,
I was so sad to hear of your dad's passing. He looks like he was a very nice and happy man. RIP!
Hugs, Marilyn Winka

Marilyn Winka Mar 1 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Julie and family. He left a beautiful legacy in his family.

Lori A. Doerr Mar 1 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. He was one of my favorite people. I enjoyed hoeing his beans

Dale Werling Mar 1 2021 12:00 AM