Mathilda “Tillie” Sonne was born November 11, 1918 near Lane, SD to John and Pearl (Piper) Regynski. She grew up and attended school at Lane. On May 1, 1943 she married Cecil Sonne at Hartington, NE. They resided in Mount Vernon until moving to Mitchell in 1995. She was employed at Mitchell Produce and Mitchell Cleaners for several years and retired from the Methodist Hospital Laundry Department. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was an avid gardener and enjoyed canning.
She is survived by three children: Junior (Vicki) Sonne, Darrell (Karen) Sonne and Diane Cain all of Mitchell; four grandchildren: Kristi Sonne, Brenda Cain, Tonya Cain and friend, Fred Hantke, Kari Schroeder; five great- grandchildren and a half-sister, Josephine Christenson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil, her son, Calvin and son-in-law, David Cain.