Marjorie B. Sondgeroth

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Marjorie B. Sondgeroth, 97

Marjorie B. Sondgeroth, 97, passed away at Westminster Village. West Lafayette, Saturday afternoon, January 26, 2013. Mrs. Sondgeroth resided in Benton County until 2005, when she moved to West Lafayette.

She graduated from Freeland Park High School. After receiving her two year teaching certificate from Indiana State Teacher's college, she taught a couple of years. She married Leo Sondgeroth. Together they had 9 children. While raising the children, Marjorie returned to Indiana State Teacher's College to complete her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She taught for 25 years. She was awarded the Edgar P. Williams Award for outstanding teaching performance. Her hobbies were tending her flower gardens and needlework. Even with all her accomplishments and hobbies, her greatest joys were her faith and family.

Mrs. Sondgeroth was preceded in death by her husband, Leo in 1975; and son, Roland Francis in 1965; two grandsons, Jake Stepp and Keith Sondgeroth; her parents, Otto and Irene Yochem; her twin brother, Marvin Yochem, two sisters, Evelyn (Yochem) Gabriel and Joan (Yochem) Cassman.

Surviving are 8 children; James Sondgeroth, Justin (Sandra) Sondgeroth, Robert G. (Janet) Sondgeroth, Janet (Walter) Gleim, Elaine (Greg) Datzman, Diane Sondgeroth, Marlene (Dan) Stepp, Yvonne (John) Whelan; and one brother James (Bernice) Yochem.

Grandchildren: Kevin (Tracy) Sondgeroth, Melissa(Mark) Walters, Shane (Beth) Sondgeroth, Ann (Darren) Patterson, Jason (Angela) Sondgeroth, Teresa (Jorge) Huesca, Jerrad (Melissa) Gleim, Curtis (Kristen) Gleim, Amy (Dan) Elmer, Angela (Duane) Morris, Tanya Gick, Christie Plass, Jessica (Ted) McClendon, Nick (Heather) Stepp, Katy Stepp, John Whelan, Jr., James Whelan.

Great-grandchildren: Justin Sondgeroth, Taylor Sondgeroth, Mitchell Walters, Micah Walters, Mikayla Walters, Grant Sondgeroth, Garrett Sondgeroth, David Sondgeroth, Evan Sondgeroth, Lauren Sondgeroth, Madeline Patterson, Melanie Patterson, Emily Patterson, Jacob Patterson, Elizabeth Sondgeroth, Joseph Sondgeroth, Katherine Sondgeroth, Melodie Huesca, Emily Huesca, Justin Huesca, Ryan Gleim, Andrew Gleim, Alexis Gleim, Lucas Gleim, Jordan Elmer, Karlie Elmer, Kyra Elmer, Jessica Elmer, Kyle Morris, Kelsey Morris, Zoe Martin, Aubrey Plass, and Lee Stepp.

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, there will be a Memorial visitation at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, West Lafayette. Rosary at 10 a.m. with visitation following Mass at 11 a.m, Luncheon will be served in Hardebeck Hall at Blessed Sacrament after the funeral Mass.

Private burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Dunnington. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to St. Mary's Church, Dunnington, Blessed Sacrament, West Lafayette or a . Soller-Baker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements; sign the guest book and leave memories at

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Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2013
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