Vic Sonquist of Caro, age 79, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at his home, following a brief illness. Vic’s healing came in a Heavenly healing instead of an earthly healing. He is now celebrating in the Heavenly Paradise. Vic was born July 1, 1939, in Garner, Iowa, the son of the late Ray and Edith (Casperson) Sonquist. He graduated from Garner High School in 1957 and went on to join the U.S. Navy. After serving his country, Vic moved to Michigan to be with his sister and her family where he had often visited as a child. Vic attended and graduated from Ferris State College. He was united in marriage with the former Karen Noble on May 14, 1966, in Fairgrove, and the couple recently celebrated 53 years of marriage. While visiting Michigan during the summer months, he started his working career at Raddamaker-Lyons Ford in Caro, and later at Bob Kettle’s Ford, Burton-Moore Ford, and retiring from Moore Motors as the parts manager in 2001. Vic was an active member of the Colwood United Brethren Church and its Bible study groups, and also served on the Juniata Township Planning Commission Board. He enjoyed his family, Bible study, various church activities, cutting wood, gardening, yard work, and working around his property. He also enjoyed watching and attending sporting events.
Vic is survived by his loving wife, Karen; sister, June King and her husband, Don; sisters-in-law, Sandra and Dale Pike and Mary Jane Noble; many nieces and nephews, naming a few are Mike and Marcia Partlo, Mark and Cindy Partlo, Dean and Marcia Sonquist, Cindy Sonquist, Bob and Tammy King, Joan and Kevin Salwen, Marcia and Gary Harrington, Dr. Marsha and Dr. Greg Roth, Jodi Haubenstricker, Brian and Shannon Guettler, Roni and Ed Ervin; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents, Vic was preceded in death by his siblings: Charlene and Rick Partlo, Marcele and Verlon Grant, Duane Sonquist, Bernie Sonquist; nephews: Scott Sonquist and Tom King; his in-laws: James and Lucille Noble, Robert Noble, Jerry Noble, Maralyn Noble Penberthy and Mike Noble.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019, at noon at the Colwood United Brethren Church in Caro with Pastor Randy Carpenter officiating. The family will be present to receive friends at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Colwood United Brethren Church, Tuscola County Medical Care Community, Mike Noble Memorial Scholarship Fund, or the donor’s favorite charity. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives, all fear is gone. And then one day, I’ll cross the river, I’ll fight life’s final war with pain. And then, as death gives way to victory, I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He lives.