Sonny Gehring

Jan 28, 1936 - Nov 28, 2022


Wilhelm Burdell Gehring was born on January 28, 1936 in Denison, Iowa, the son of Wilhelm and Leone (Jochims) Gehring. He was baptized on April 9, 1936 and later confirmed his faith on March 18, 1951 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. He received his education from Denison Community School. ...


Dec 2


Friday, December 2, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Zion Lutheran Church

1004 1st Avenue South
Denison, IA 51442

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Dec 2

Funeral Service

Friday, December 2, 2022
3:00 pm

Zion Lutheran Church

1004 1st Avenue South
Denison, IA 51442

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Place of Rest

Morgan Cemetery

Latitude: 42.1394, Longitude: -95.4403
Schleswig, IA 51461

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Sonny Gehring

January 28, 1936 - November 28, 2022


T The Sporleder Family December 3, 2022

Charlene you have our sincere sympathy and prayers. Sonny was always close to Scott and he considered Sonny a second father.

S Sandra Wulf and Bob December 2, 2022

Sunny was truly one of a kind. He was loved by very many people. I’ve had a chance to make a frame and had a picture of his son riding a motorcycle and we gave that to Charlene and Sonny. I’ll never forget the look that they both have of your face. That picture really meant a lot to them and they really mean a lot to so many people. Charlene you are in our thoughts and prayers and many hugs to you and your family. Bob and Sandy Wulf

A Al Olson December 1, 2022

Charlene, so sorry to hear of Sonny,s passing. You have my deepest sympathy. Al Olson

B Butch Miller November 30, 2022

Dear Charlene and family, we were so surprised to learn of Sonny's passing. One thing I'll never forget is the very first membership directory Zion did back in 1985. As the co-ordinator, I was working the night you guys, Bill & Leone and your son, Bill came in for your picture. The photographer thought three generations of "Bills" needed a special picture. After your son's tragic death, we were able to work with the photo company to get you copies of "The Three Bills." Also, in the current December issue of Zion's newsletter is the photo of Zion members assembled for the 150th anniversary photo. It was easy to find you and Sonny, Charlene! All of these memories are so special.

Our sympathies and prayers go out for you!
Renee & Butch Miller

J Jeanette Ferry November 30, 2022

You have my deepest! My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

M Mary Ann Neppl November 30, 2022

CandleCharlene and family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed visiting with you guys. Going to miss him
Mary Ann Neppl

S Susan Jensen November 29, 2022

Sonny was on of the best people in the world. When Sonny and Charlene moved from their house to the apartment my son Derek and I helped them move. We always had a great time. Sonny was one of a kind.
RIP Sonny
Sue, Mark and Derek Jensen

C Cecelia Thelen November 29, 2022

Charlene and family you are in my prayers. Always enjoyed our visits. Sonny had a strong will to live and stayed so active till the last few months. Stay strong dear friend!!!

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