Obituary of Sondra Brooks (1944 – 2021) – Oregon, WI


Brooks, Sondra A. “Sonnie”

OREGON – Sondra A. “Sonnie” Brooks, 77, of Oregon, Wisconsin, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021, after a long and prolonged illness.

Sonnie was born on August 22, 1944 in Carthage, Illinois to Cloyd and Bonnie Mustain. She married Christopher H. Brooks on September 1, 1967. They moved to Oregon in 1968, where they raised two children, Chris and Jessica. She loved being a part of the Oregon community, whether it was volunteering at the library, singing with the Holy Mother of Consolation choir, or playing cards and sharing jokes with her friends.

In her baby book, Sonnie’s mother noted, “They say Sonnie is very stubborn. I prefer to call her persistent.” This was as true at 77 as it was at 2. Sonnie was persistent, funny, sarcastic, loyal and dedicated. She was quick with a joke and quick to lend a hand. She loved being the hostess – her kitchen was always open to anyone who wanted to drop by for a snack or a drink.

Sonnie would often say “Growing old is not for sissies”. Sonnie certainly wasn’t a sissy.

Sonnie is survived by his brother, Bill Mustain; his daughter, Jessica Reed; son-in-law, Dave Reed, son Chris; daughter-in-law, Holly Severson; grandson, Cassidy; and many cousins, step-cousins, family members, friends and kittens. She was predeceased by her 50-year-old husband Chris; and his brother, Steve.

A Christian Burial Mass will be held at the HOLY MOTHER OF CONSOLATION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 651 N. Main St., Ore., At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, under the presidency of Father Gary Wankerl. There will be a visit to the church from 10 a.m. until mass on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at MCKAY Cemetery, East County Road 1950, Carthage, Ill., At 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dane County NAMI in her honor. Online condolences can be presented at

Gunderson Oregon

Funeral care and cremation

1150, rue du Parc

(608) 835-3515

Posted by on October 12, 2021.


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