Patricia Rae Sonnenmeier

Patricia Rae Sonnenmeier

February 7, 1933 - April 11, 2017

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary Patricia Rae Sonnenmeier


Family and friends celebrate the life of Patricia Rae Sonnenmeier, age 84, who passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Predeceased by her husband and love of her life, Dennis Sonnenmeier (d. 1981), she was daughter of Raymond and Agnes (Hoerner) Kerl and sister to Kenneth Kerl.; sister-in-law of Patricia Kerl.

Patricia is survived by her six children, Rae Marie Sonnenmeier, Denise Darlene (Fred) Miller, Teri Ann Benson, James Richard (Lucille) Sonnenmeier, Paul Joseph (Shelly) Sonnenmeier, and Mark Louis (Rebecca) Sonnenmeier; five grandchildren, Nichole Marie, David Robert, Mark Louis Jr., Joshua Dennis, and Faith LeAnn; three step-grandchildren, Tim, Sam, and Jon; one great-grandchild, Winter; aunt of Gregory Kerl.

Calling hours will be held at Taylor and Reynolds Funeral Home at 70 Niagara Street, Lockport, NY, on Friday from 3:00-7:00 PM, where the funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM. Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery.  Condolences may be offered below, and flowers may be purchased through The Flower Barn.


  1. Jim & Linda Srock on April 13, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Prayers and sympathy to the Sonnenmeier familys. May God wrap His loving and comforting arms around each of you.

  2. Donna Cutshaw on April 13, 2017 at 2:32 am

    Your family is in my prayers. May God bless each of you.

  3. Brenda Eagle on April 13, 2017 at 3:45 am

    My heartfelt sympathy to your family.

  4. Cheryl D. on April 13, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the family find comfort in knowing that God promises that soon he will end all pain and suffering. He also promises that we will see our loved ones again by means of a resurrection here on earth. (Revelation 21:4; Acts 24:15) Until then, I hope the memories of your loved one and God’s promises, bring some measure of peace and comfort in the days ahead. My condolences to the family during this difficult time.

  5. Phillip and Teresa Lyons family on April 13, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    May the LORD and God of all comfort, hope, and peace give you His peace that passes understanding, His comfort that knows no end, and hope for all that He has for you in days ahead! We love you all and pray God’s grace for you during this difficult time!

  6. Sue Gursling on April 13, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Love and prayers to all your family! Our dear Lord will wrap his arms around each of you and give you peace!!

  7. Cindy Robinson (Stella Niagara) on April 13, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Teri, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  8. Christina and Fred Doherty, Eliot, Maine on April 13, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    To Rae and your family,
    Your loved one is with the Lord, in Heaven, looking down on you. Although I’m sure she will be missed, may you have many wonderful memories of your times together. Speaking from experience, it doesn’t get any easier but in time the good will come above the hard times. Blessings to you all.

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