Verna Sondgeroth

April 25, 1930 ~ April 24, 2021 (age 90)


Verna Mae Sondgeroth, 90, of Ottawa, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Pleasant View Lutheran Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am Thursday, April 29 at St. Patrick's Church, with Fr. David Kipfer officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at the church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, IL. 

Verna  was born April 25, 1930, in Lee Center , IL, to Vernon  and Beatrice (Riley) Morning. She married Robert Sondgeroth on June 7, 1952 in Amboy, IL. He passed away June 4, 1984

She was a member of the Sweet Adelines, book club, and the founder of Ladd's Board of Education. She was known for the parties she would host and for her beautiful flower arrangements. 

She is survived by her daughters, Connie LaVanway and Cathy Warren; her son, Robert (Lucy) Sondgeroth; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 10 great great grandchildren.

Verna  was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her son in law, Richard LaVanway.

Pallbearers will be Nick LaVanway, Riley Kroll, Dylan Strait, Bob Baker, Emily Chiado, Karoline Cuellar, and Brody Warren.

Memorials may be directed to Cops for Cancer.

To send flowers to Verna's family, please visit our floral store.


April 29, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ottawa Funeral Home
1111 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350

Mass of Christian Burial
April 29, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Patrick s Church (Seneca)

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