Phyllis A. Sonsalla


Phyllis A. Sonsalla, 94, formerly of Arcadia, passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 13, 2023, under hospice care at Lake Winona Manor, where she had been a resident for six years.

Phyllis was born October 13, 1928, to Ervin and Florence (George) Duellman in the town of Cross, Buffalo County. She graduated from Fountain City High School. Phyllis married LaVern Sonsalla, May 22, 1951, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fountain City. He preceded her in death, July 22, 2012. Phyllis was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the PCCW and also helped out at the local food pantry for many years. She enjoyed going to the Winona YMCA, quilting and playing cards.

Phyllis is survived by her five sons: Larry (Lisa) of Trempealeau, Lon (Nancy) of Fairbanks, AK, Tom (Irene) of Stoughton, Don (Jodi) Grafton, Jeff of Galesville; two daughters: Deby (Terry) Revolinski of Brookfield, and Mary (Rich) Johnson of Arcadia; 15 grandchildren: Eric, Stefanie, Kelly, Dana, Patrick, Hannah, Jade, Alexia, Leah, Jacob, and Natalie Sonsalla, Brandon, Jared, and Collin Revolinski, and August Kersten; seven great-grandchildren: Chandler and Whitney Sonsalla, Alivia, Corbin, and Blakely Kostner, Addison and Gavin Brand; siblings: Gerald Duellman of Winona, Mary Elizondo of Pine City, MN and Wynell Pelowski of Kingman, AZ.

Preceding her in death was her husband, LaVern; parents; sister, Judy Berg; and brothers: Roger Duellman and brother Joseph in infancy. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Holy Family Parish with Father Kyle Laylan officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will follow at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, Arcadia.

Her family would like to thank the staff of Lake Winona Manor for the care given to mom during her stay.

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