Mankato Sister Patricia Sonnek, SSND, age 76, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Good Counsel, Mankato. Her Funeral Mass was held Sept. 26, 2013, at Good Counsel Chapel. Mankato Mortuary assisted with the arrangements.
Sister Patricia was born in 1937 near Easton, to Matthew and Mary (Schimek) Sonnek. She graduated from Good Counsel Academy, Mankato, in 1955 and entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame that same year. Following profession of vows in 1957 she taught in several Catholic elementary schools. She became an LPN in 1972 and worked in Good Counsel Healthcare and for various health services in St. Paul and Rochester. She was also an avid quilter and crafter.
She is survived by five sisters: Mary Detke, Ida Arnold, Kay (Wayne) Nacey, Carmel (Pierre) Leblanc, and Eileen (Ben) Youngblood; two brothers, Bill (Helen), and Tom (Mary); and a sister-in-law, Barb Dvorak.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Roland, Duane and Kenneth.
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