George Sonnenberg

george sonnenberg

July 28, 1959 ~ August 3, 2021

Born in: Waco, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Our family and community sadly lost someone dear to us on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, when George Sonnenberg passed away from cancer. The memory of this remarkable man will forever remain in our hearts.

George was a keen gardener who held a patience and care to nurture any flower, vegetable, or tree, prizing roses above all. He was also an ardent outdoorsman, whose hunting and fishing adventures began in the Hill Country of Central Texas and expanded south into Mexico and the most northern reaches of the United States and Canada. Mr. Sonnenberg was a professor, equally loving toward and beloved by his many students. George was also a son who, though sometimes an ornery middle child, was loved and cared for by his father and mother. He was a brother, whose bright personality and silliness brought amusement to his siblings. George was also a husband, who adored his wife. And, George was a father, who said in his closing days to his sons; “I enjoyed every moment I had with my boys.”

George Sonnenberg is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Sarah Sonnenberg, and their two sons, Joshua Sonnenberg and Timothy Sonnenberg. He is also survived by his older brother, John Sonnenberg and younger sister, Lisa Sonnenberg. He also cherished his many nieces and nephews and their children. George is preceded in passing by his parents, Mr. Milton Sonnenberg and Mrs. Shirley Sonnenberg. His legacy began from those before him, and his memory will remain with those after him.

His life will be celebrated on Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 1-3 PM, with a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas.

“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” _ Exodus 33:14


Graveside Service: August 7, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Oakwood Cemetery
2124 S 5th St
Waco, TX 76706

(254) 754-1631

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  1. George – My best friends brother that I
    grew up with and one of THE FUNNIEST people I’ve ever known . I am so sad to see a person that brought so much laughter to this world leave it too soon . With that sadness I have hope and a faith that assures me that he is with God, he is healed for eternity and with others who loved the Lord as he did , with loved ones we miss every day . Rest well George and remember those who will look forward to seeing you again. PS Yes George , my hair is back to brown . ♥️ Love you always ♥️ Lori – (Fisher )- to you , as you always said

  2. No words can ever offer the comfort you need. But to my dear sweet cousin, just know I am saying prayers for you. Lean on your family. Remember all the good times and memories that you made. There is no good time to lose your soul mate. I love you and I’m here for you if you need me.
    Love you bunches.

  3. Praying for you and your family, Josh. May the Lord continue to bring you strength and peace.
    xx Kiesha

  4. Words can not describe what a great husband and father George was. He always treated me like a son and the memories I have of hunting, fishing, going to church, spending the nights at his house with my best friend Josh. I loved him so much and his family. He will be greatly missed, but I will see him again when we are at our saviors side.

  5. Thanks old friend for all you taught me when we were young, I hope you know what a positive influence you were on my life. And thanks for so many great memories, mostly outdoors where I know you wanted to be. I am honored to have had you for a friend.

  6. Even though you were taken from your family, friends and loved ones, far too soon, your memory will have an everlasting impact, on the lives you have touched! May you rest in peace, with your parents.

  7. My condolences to the Sonnenberg family. Even though we weren’t able to visit with George often, we always looked forward to the times we could. His personality was so uplifting and he was just a joy to be around; a man who loved life and it rubbed off on those around him. We’re so sorry we will be unable to attend the service, but know we are there with you in our thoughts and will be holding you up in prayer. Until we meet again, George.
    Love, Nancy and Bo Henry

  8. God Bless you my friend. You had such a positive and meaningful impact on me. I will always cherish our fun times together.

  9. No words can describe the sadness and shock of George’s passing. He was such a funny guy! We still laugh at the memories we had with George and Sarah (my dearest friend). He was so fun to be around, my boys always had a blast staying at their house or when they were with us. He will be forever loved and we look forward to when we will all meet again with the Lord. Many condolences from our family, Dan, Sharon, Danny, Ethan, Austin (Aussie) 😉

  10. I learned today with great sadness that George has passed away. I teach at Blinn College part time, and always looked forward to seeing George. Since I am to start teaching again in the fall, I was looking forward to visiting with my friend again, whom i had not seen since March 2020. I will miss him. He is the only prof I knew who knew ALL of his students’ names. He cared very much for his students, my son was one of them. I will drink a gin and tonic to his memory (one of our favorite drinks), and regret we were never able to have one together.

  11. So much laughter you shared. Especially s’mores and campfires. You will be missed. Rest in His arms. God bless you Sa red ah and boys.

  12. Mr. Sonnenberg,

    You truly are a great role model on how to spread joy and laughter, even in the face of something scary like accounting. You stood out as a professor, connecting with your students as if they all were your closest friend.

    God bless you and your family George Sonnenberg. You truly have left an impact on so many and will long be remembered by me. As a man who figured out that life was all about spreading joy and positivity, thank you for teaching us all that in your time!

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