Denny G. Sonnenfelt

(June 2, 1946 - June 28, 2012)

The Lusk Herald
July 4, 2012

Denny G. Sonnenfelt

A funeral service for Denny G. Sonnenfelt, 66, was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012 at the at the Douglas High School Auditorium in Douglas, Wyo. with Pastor Wes Walton officiating. Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Denny Sonnenfelt died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the emergency room of the Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas from injuries received in a horse accident.

He was born June 2, 1946 in Valentine, Nebraska the son of Cecil Frank and Letha Lorraine (Robertson) Sonnenfelt. He was raised and educated in Nebraska graduating from the Kilgore High School in 1964. He attended Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska.

He worked for Rogers' Ford in Douglas for 26 years in the parts department and North Antelope Coal Mine for 18 years in the warehouse and his final job was being an expediter. He retired from the mine on May 30, 2012.

He was married to Neva Osterman for 18 years and to this union four children were born. He was married to Debra (Uhlich) Coombs for 24 years.

Denny was very talented and a man of many interests which included hunting, music, playing in a band for 30 years, he could play several different instruments, leather work, making knives, gunsmith work, Cowboy Mounted Shooting, and writing poetry and songs. He kept himself fit by running and lifting weights. He was a very proud grandfather.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Sportsmen for Wildlife.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Sonnenfelt of Douglas; parents, Cecil and Letha Sonnenfelt of Grand Island, Nebraska; children, Debra (George) Harty of Lusk, Wyoming, Tracy (Tom) Mohon of Douglas, Justin (Meredith) Sonnenfelt of Omaha, Nebraska, and Jason (Elizabeth) Sonnenfelt of Tucson, Arizona; step-sons, Bryan (Dawn) Coombs and Joshua (Kristina) Coombs both of Morgantown, West Virginia; sisters, Sandra (Bill) Lawrey and Diane (Don) Saver both of Grand Island; grandchildren, Austin and Kyle Sonnenfelt, Haley and Teagan Coombs, Brittany and Amber Lee, and Lee and Lindsay Mohon; father-in-law, Art Uhlich, of Douglas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Denny was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Pauline Uhlich, on Nov. 2, 2004.

Serving as pallbearers will be George Harty, Tom Mohon, Wes Hineman, Wes Hineman II, Ward Hineman, and Aaron Donner.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Wes Walton, Kevin Perry, Bob Harty, Lee Mohon, Gene Uhlich, Les Shearer, and Bret Frye.

A memorial to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attention: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265 would be appreciated by the family.

The Gorman Funeral Homes - Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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