Sonja M. J. Reinke


Sonja M. J. Reinke, age 79 of Henderson, died at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Le Sueur on
Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Funeral Service will be at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ,
Henderson, MN on Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be at the church from
10:00 a.m. ~ 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, Henderson. Lunch at church
following the burial services. Rev. Deb Meyer will officiate the services.
Sonja was born on April 25, 1939 to Heinrich and Esther (Bird) Rannow. She grew up in the
Henderson area and attended Henderson area country schools. Sonja married Benjamin
Schneider on February 23, 1957. The couple lived in Henderson for many years and Sonja
worked as a nurses aid at Mala Strana Nursing Home in New Prague, MN and Belle Plaine
Lutheran Home. Sonja enjoyed her time with her daughter, grandkids and siblings.
She is survived by her daughter Rosemary (Tom) McDonnell of Aitkin, MN. Grandsons; Tom
(Jessica) McDonnell of Oliva, MN; Eric McDonnell of Henderson, MN; Nick (April) McDonnell
of Laveen, AZ and Joe (Jennifer) McDonnell of Princeton, MN; 7 great-grandchildren. Siblings;
Janet Kerinke, Virgil (Joyce) Rannow, Harvey (Marilyn) Rannow, Tena (Lloyd) Stuber, Orville
(Barb) Rannow, Heinrich Jr. (Kathy) Rannow, Sandy (Bob) Sack, Karen (Alan) Fries, Barb
(Bob) Buckingham, Wanda, Audrey Glam and Darvin (Wanda) Rannow.
She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Linda Brandt.

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