November 16, 1948 - February 6, 2016

 

Jerry Sondergard, age 67 of Princeton, died Saturday surrounded by his family.

Jerry B. Sondergard was born on November 16, 1948 to Bernard and Mildred (Holan) Sondergard. He grew up in Minnetonka and graduated from Minnetonka High School in 1966. Jerry and Peggy (Weldon) were united in marriage on December 18, 1976 and together raised their family in Princeton. Jerry worked as a Plate Maker for the past 35 years until retiring.

Jerry enjoyed family camping trips and teaching his children to hunt and fish. His goal in life was to build a car faster than his Dad’s squad car, and he did it! His “Bad Ass” blue and white ’56 Chevy was well known in this community and beyond. He spent many hours showing off his car and won numerous trophies. Jerry had “the fastest car with the best pipes in town!”

In addition to old cars, Jerry loved getting “fancied up in his dud’s” and riding his Harley with Peggy. Hunting and fishing, ice fishing in his skunk hat and watching his granddaughter play hockey were some of his favorite things to do. Jerry was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and was thankful to have celebrated 32 years of sobriety.

He will be deeply missed by his wife of 39 years, Peggy; his children, Peter Sondergard, Shanan (Greg) Curtis, Bobbi (Jason Hall) Sondergard, and Jennifer Sondergard; his grandchildren, Ashlee Carlson, Ashalee, Hannah, and Hailey Curtis, Taylor and Brooklyn Hall; brother, Mick (Sue) Sondergard; step-siblings, Jack, Steve, Scott, Rodney, Joey, and Laurie; brothers-in-law, Brian (Tara) Weldon and Sean (Stacy) Weldon; sisters-in-law, Kathy (Curt) Kiel and Patty (Gene) Ludwig; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his mom, Mildred, just a couple weeks ago; and his dad, “Bernie” Sondergard.