Obituary: David “Sonny” Sowinski
David Allen “Sonny” Sowinski, age 83 of Sugar Camp, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at home surrounded by family. He was born Jan. 31, 1937, in Sugar Camp to Henry and Evelyn (LaPorte) Sowinski.
Sonny is survived by his five children, Greg (Mary Jo) Sowinski of Sugar Camp, Theresa (Gary) Hamilton of Sugar Camp, Sue Oestreich of Rhinelander, Eve (Jay) Wagler of Rhinelander and John (Brenda) Sowinski of Sugar Camp; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Alvin (Shirley) Sowinski and Henry “Butch” (Diane) Sowinski both of Sugar Camp; his sister, Mary Ann Roberts of Rhinelander; nieces, nephews and many in-laws. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty; a sister, Dorothy (Fred) Cirilli; brother, Henry John Sowinski; brother-in-law, Donald Roberts; nephew, Vincent Sowinski; his fishing friend, Tom Hansen; a good friend who could always put a smile on his face, Denny Dart; and many great in-laws.
Visitation for Sonny will be held 4-7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, with a prayer service at 6:45 p.m., at the Carlson Funeral Home in Rhinelander. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10 a.m., until just prior to the services, Monday, Feb. 10, at the St. Kunegunda Catholic Church in Sugar Camp. Father Bala Reddy Allam will officiate. Interment will follow in the St. Kunegunda Catholic Cemetery. (Carlson Funeral Home)