Stanley M. “Stan” Sonnenfelt

Stanley M. “Stan” Sonnenfelt

August 7, 1926 – December 5, 2020


Stan proudly served in the Navy during World War II.  He was a loyal employee for over 35 years at Union Pacific Railroad.  Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth “Bee” and Paul Sonnenfelt; and brother, Francis Sonnenfelt.  He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Lou; and four children: Sue (Dan) Polito, Scott (Amy), Chris (Beth) and Janet (Bob) Recek; sister, Mary Glass; grandchildren: Mike, Matt, and Mark Polito, Maggie Phelps, Kayleen Recek, Keil and Collin Sonnenfelt; great-grandchildren: Riley, Brody, Juni, and Christian Polito, Rowan Recek, Abe, Marlon and Frankie Phelps; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Keil and many nieces and nephews.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Thursday, December 10th from 5pm to 7pm at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Drive, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, December 11th at 10:30am at St. John Vianney Church.  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery with military honors.

To view a live broadcast of the Vigil, Mass and Graveside Services, go to and click the “View Live Service” button on the homepage.




  • Dell Fischer Posted December 8, 2020 7:55 pm

    Dear Mary Lou and Family: While not a shock was still so Very Sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. He lived a long and productive life and I will always consider him to be at the top of my list of former Union Pacific Co-Workers as well as being a long time very special friend. Stan will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him….of which there are many. Losing our loved ones is never easy and you have our Deepest Sympathy during this difficult time. God Bless and May He Rest in Peace. Our Very Best & Love, Dell and Marlene Fischer

  • Mary Glass Posted December 10, 2020 2:03 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  • Ron Glowen Posted December 4, 2023 1:09 pm

    My Dad (Don) and Stan were good Friends. I always enjoyed visiting with Stan anytime we got together. I’m sorry I missed this. At the time we were dealing with a loss of our own. My condolences.

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