Mary C. Sondgeroth
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Mary C. Sondgeroth

Born: January 5, 1953; Pontiac

Died: January 4, 2021; Princeton

PRINCETON – Mary C. Sondgeroth, 67, of Princeton, Illinois passed away Monday, January 4, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born January 5, 1953 in Pontiac, Illinois, the daughter of Marguerite Kidd.

Mary married Vernon Sondgeroth on November 11, 1972 at Peterstown Church, Mendota, Illinois. He survives in Princeton.

Also surviving are four children, Lisa (Jeff) Fultz of Ohio, Illinois, Lori Sondgeroth of Princeton, Ryan Sondgeroth of Princeton, and Gina (Victor) DaCosta of Palm Coast, Florida; six grandchildren, Kayla Griffin, Dustin Fultz, Zachary Tuft, Wyatt Fultz, Savanna DaCosta, and Vanessa DaCosta; two great-grandchildren, Bennett Mathesius and Autumn Smith; her great-aunt, Dorothy Wallace of Troy Grove, Illinois; many sisters-in law, brothers-in law and many very special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother; her stepfather, Vincent Lyons; and two brothers: David Lyons and Dale Kidd.

Mary graduated from Mendota High School.

She worked at Prairie View Nursing Home for six years. Mary worked at Sullivan's Food for 31 years and loved her customers.

Mary loved her grandkids and great-grandkids. She loved to travel and take pictures to keep memories. Mary was very kind and enjoyed helping and giving to other people.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 12 noon Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton with Deacon John Murphy, officiating. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon prior to the service Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton. Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required. Burial will take place in Troy Grove, Illinois at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to Second Story or Freedom House.

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Published in Putnam County Record on Jan. 13, 2021.
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