Irene Mary Sondgeroth

Irene Mary Sondgeroth

Apr 11, 1914 - May 23, 2008
Irene Mary Sondgeroth of Riverton died Friday afternoon, May 23, 2008, at Wind River Health Care in Riverton. She was 94.

There will be no local services. Mrs. Sondgeroth’s body will be returned to O’Neill, Neb., for graveside services at the nearby Scottsville Cemetery, through Biglins Mortuary.

She was a 13 year resident of Riverton.

Irene Mary Williams was born in Bonesteel, S.D., on April 11, 1914, the daughter of James H. Williams and Mary (Haver) William, the youngest of eight siblings. She grew up in Bonesteel where she was graduated from high school.

She married Chester G. Carsten on May 13, 1931. He was killed in a farm accident on Nov. 20, 1951.

On Nov. 5, 1963, she married Walter Sondgeroth. He preceded her in death on May 8, 1979.

Mrs. Sondgeroth moved to Riverton in 1989 after the death of her husband in Pinedale.

She had lived in Holt County, Neb., where the family farmed.

Mrs. Sondgeroth belonged to card clubs, enjoyed spending time at the Senior Citizens Center where she played cards.

A homemaker, Mrs. Sondgeroth worked for the R.E.A. in Bonesteel, S.D. She did the bookkeeping and secretarial work for the plumbing business run by her husband, Walt’s Plumbing in Pinedale.

Survivors include two sons, Gerald Carsten and his wife Peggy of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Robert Carstens and his wife Peggy of Missouri Valley, Iowa; a daughter, Alyce M. Mills and husband Eldon of Riverton; 12 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren; 24 step children, including Don and Ladella Sondgeroth of River and Joe and Annie Sondgeroth of Pinedale; step-daughter in law, Gerry Sondgeroth of Waterloo, New York.; step son-in-law, Mike O’Melia of Cheyenne.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husband, Chester Carsten and Walter Sondgeroth; two brothers and five sisters; two step-children, Harold Sondgeroth; step-daughter Nita O’Melia.