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Wesley  Charles "Wes" Sonicksen

Wesley Charles "Wes" Sonicksen
  • October 25, 1927 - December 9, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
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“Pat and Mark, I am sorry to hear about your loss. Keep looking up. My sympathy. Ross ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Ross Brown - Bellevue, MI

“sorry to read if Wes' passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Don Darling Jr. - Battle Creek, MI

“I did not know him personally but I know his daughter, Pat, who is married to my brother,Mark. He left behind a beautiful and godly daughter. May...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Donley - Lawrenceville, GA

“Good Morning Ann & Diane, I am sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to loose a love one. Evelyn and I will not be able to be present at the...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Ralph Saye - Battle Creek, MI

“It is with great sadness in hearing of the passing of Wes. I have had the Sonicksen Family in my life for over 57 years. I have been able to return...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Don and Anne Barber

“I have had the prevailage of knowing this family for 57 years, and have returned to visit them a few times. The last time, a couple of years ago with...Read More »
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7 of 12 | Posted by: Don and Anne Barber - Trenton, ON


8 of 12 | Posted by: Don and Anne Barber - Trenton, ON

“We are Canadians from Trenton, Ontario Canada and have had the pleasure of being very good friends of Ann and Wes and family. We lived across the...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Don and Sharon Barber - Trenton

“Dear Ann, Diane, Pat, Reg, Hailey and I were saddened to hear about Wes's passing. He was such a wonderful man. Always a smile on his face when ever...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Tammy Hill - Gananoque

“Dear Ann, Diane, and Pat,We are saddened by the passing of your beloved husband and father. He was a wonderful man and a good friend. We will...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Ken and Barb Helbling - Rockport, TX

“My deepest condolences goes to his wife and family on the passing of Wes. He was good Christian follower and friend to all - Wes earned his angel...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Janet Wetherill - BATTLE CREEK


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Wesley Charles "Wes" Sonicksen, 92 of Battle Creek passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence with his family at his side.

Wes was born October 25, 1927 in Battle Creek to George and Olive Eliza (Darling) Sonicksen. He grew up in Battle Creek and attended Battle Creek Central High School. During high school he was employed at the Battle Creek Farm Bureau and then as a parking attendant at Security National Bank.

Wes was drafted into the U.S. Army and honorably served his country in the European Occupation. When he returned from the service he worked again for SNB. Wes was then employed for H.L. DePriester doing concrete construction. Wes was a 58 year member of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, Local 871 (now #525) and was employed and retired from Associated Construction Company.

In 1946, while serving in the U.S. Army overseas, Wes met the love of his life, Anna Luise "Ann" Schneider. They were married on December 3, 1948 in Stuttgart Feuerbach Germany. Surviving are Ann, his wife of 71 years; two daughters, Diane Lutz of Battle Creek, Pat (Mark) Donley of Jackson, MI; four grandchildren, Jenny (Jared) Sutton, Jim (Darci) Dotson, Heather Elwell, Michelle (Ramsey) Cross and six great-grandchildren, Skyler, Mackenzie, Caleb, Zach, Rebecca and Elizabeth.

Wes has been an active member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church since 1957. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, softball, bowling and watching golf on TV. Wes loved spending time with his family and helping them or anyone with carpentry projects. He will be remembered as a faithful servant of God and a loving, caring man.

Friends will be received 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. A service to celebrate Wes' life will immediately follow visitation. Committal and interment will be held at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 157 Chapel Hill Drive, Battle Creek, MI 49015 or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.