Kayla Renee (Dolan) Sonnenburg Obituary
BELLEVILLE — Kayla Renee (Dolan) Sonnenburg, age 28, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at home with family at her side, after an eight year fight against cancer.
She was born on July 7, 1989, in Dodgeville, to her parents Paul and Mary (Anderson) Dolan. Kayla graduated from Dodgeville High School in 2007, and then continued her education at UW-Platteville where she graduated with a degree in Animal Science, in 2011.
Agriculture always played an important role in Kayla’s life, she showed cattle, was a 4-H and FFA member and served as the president for both organizations. At Platteville she was the president of the Dairy Club. Through the Dairy Club she met her future husband, Ryan Sonnenburg. Kayla and Ryan were united in marriage on Sept. 13, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dodgeville. Kayla was able to channel her passion for agriculture through her dream job as the sponsorship manager of the World Dairy Expo. Her happy place was working alongside her husband Ryan with the cattle on the farm and traveling.
Kayla is survived by her husband, Ryan; parents, Paul and Mary Dolan; brother, Ryan (Krista) Dolan; sister, Andrea (Kory) Stalsberg; nephews, Kaleb and Gage Dolan, and Reid Stalsberg; niece, Bree Stalsberg; grandparents, Clifford and Evalena Anderson; and grandmother, Betty Dolan. She is further survived by her father-in-law, and mother-in-law Tom and Amy Sonnenburg; brother-in-law, Adam Sonnenburg; and sister-in-law, Leah Sonnenburg. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Thomas Dolan.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 305 E. Walnut St., Dodgeville, with Monsignor Daniel Ganshert officiating. A gathering of relatives and friends will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018, at the BECKER-BEAL FUNERAL HOME, 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the Mass.