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Wilbert "Sonny" Koetz

June 26, 1934 ~ December 28, 2018 (age 84)

Wilbert “Sonny” E. Koetz, 84, Coon Rapids, MN, formerly West Fargo, ND, died December 28th, 2018 in Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, MN. 

Sonny was born June 26, 1934 to Edward and Mildred (Kellerman) Koetz in rural Cass County, ND.  Sonny married Eleanor “Ellie” Pfingsten April 4, 1959 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Enderlin ND. They made their home and farmed near Sheldon, ND and later moved to Lisbon, ND where they owned and operated Triple Service. In the mid 1980's, they moved to West Fargo where Sonny retired from Lewis Truck Lines.

Sonny is survived by his son Brent (Nancy McDaniel), Oak Grove, MN; grandsons Daniel (Kayleen Dougherty), St Francis, MN and Russell (Diane Adams), Ham Lake, MN; great-grandson Kevin and great-granddaughter Madeline; sister Marla Jean (Duane) Lokken, Prairie du Sac, WI; brothers-in-law Dave Sterling, Green Valley, AZ and Victor (Linda) Nerad, St. Ansgar, IA; sister-in-law Sherry (Galen) Benton, Worthington, MN; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ellie, daughter MarDee, three sisters Verla Mae Nerad, Carol Lee Sterling and LaVern Koetz, and brother Del Roy Koetz.

In lieu of flowers and memorials, please make a donation to a church or charity of your choice.

Memorial Service:  Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at 2 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND

Burial will take place at Pontiac Cemetery, Enderlin at a later date.

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