George Tadje Sonntag
1925 ~ 1999
Our beloved father and husband, George Tadje Sonntag, died February 23, 1999.
The son of Richard Peter and Lena Tadje Sonntag, George was born December 4, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Raised in the Salt Lake City First Ward, he attended Hamilton Elementary, Roosevelt Jr. High, and East High School, graduating in 1943. Before he enlisted in the U. S. Navy during WW II, he attended two quarters at the University of Utah, and at the Navys V-12 Officer's Training School at Iowa State University he earned a Bachelor's degree in engineering.Between 1946-48 he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England. He married Luonna Graff in 1948, they later divorced. He married Carol Brown Bunker on September 18, 1972. George worked for Ingersoll Rand Corporation in the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Kelvinator Division of American Motors in Detroit, Michigan, and American Standard in Salt Lake City. He ran his own business, Skyline Sales between 1961 and 1991.
George's life was one of service to his church, his family and friends. He served on numerous high councils, bishoprics, and on a mission to the Liberty Stake with his wife Carol. A licensed pilot and avid fisherman, George lived his life with vigor and good humor. He helped those around him to be happy and to know he cared about their welfare. We knew he loved us. One of twelve children, George was preceded in death by four siblings: Arlene Kirton, Robert, Walter, and Douglas Sonntag. His surviving brothers and sisters include: Don, Richard, Philip, Larry Sonntag, Kay Wagstaff and Ruth Michelson. He is survived by his wife; and four children: Martha Sonntag Bradley, Christopher and Tammie Sonntag, Peter and Heidi Sonntag, and Phillip Sonntag and his four step-children, Douglas Bryan Bunker, Hugh Craig and Carin Bunker, Linda and Art Benson, Sharon and Scott Gee, and 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, February 26, 1999 at the Monument Park 17th Ward Chapel, 2795 E. Crestview Drive. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive and from 10:30-11:45 on Friday at the ward prior to services. Burial will be in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.