In Memory Of

William A. "Bill" Sonderegger, Sr.

November 8, 1940 - June 10, 2024

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cuddie Funeral Home
103 N. Main Street
Greenwood, WI 54437

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 - 1:00 p.m.
Cuddie Funeral Home
103 N. Main Street
Greenwood, WI 54437

Full Obituary

     WILLIAM A. SONDEREGGER SR., age 83, of Greenwood, WI, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2024 at home.  Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood.  Rev. Nancy Amacher will officiate, and burial will follow in the Greenwood City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12pm until time of service.
     William Allen Sonderegger was born on the family farm, in the Town of Beaver, rural Greenwood, on November 8, 1940 to Clarence Elmer and Laura Jane (Brown) Sonderegger.  He was raised and received his education in the Greenwood area, and attended Greenwood High School.  After completing his education, Bill went into the U.S. Army in January 1959, and had basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.  He was then sent to Fort Gordon, GA and from there was shipped out to Germany, where he served from June 1959 until June 1961 in the 585th Signal Company.  He was then transferred to White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, where he served in the 585th Signal Company.  Bill was united in marriage to Betty Gregory in 1961 and they had three children.  After his honorable discharge in 1962, which he served 2 months and 13 days over his enlistment due to the Cuban Missile Crisis, Bill came back to Wisconsin and then moved to Winchester, NH.  He and his wife later divorced.
     While in Winchester, Bill was on the Fire Department for 18 years and was elected to equip the new Rescue truck with all tools, started the Ambulance service with 3 other people which he served on for 6 years, served on the committee for building the new Municipal Building which housed the Police, Fire and Ambulance, helped put in the sewer system for the Town of Winchester, was the sewer commissioner for 6 years, and worked in the Safety Department for 8 years.  He was also a carpenter for 35 years, operated heavy equipment, bulldozer and gravel truck, and drove semi-truck for 12 years with no accidents.  Bill was united in marriage to Nancy K. Young in August 1992.  He retired in 2004 and they moved back to his family’s home farm in Greenwood.
     Bill had many interests, but especially enjoyed helping people doing small carpentry jobs.
     He was a member of the Greenwood American Legion for 33 years, and a volunteer at The Highground in Neillsville.
     Bill is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Greenwood; his children: Princess Blodgett, Arthur (Bonnie) Sonderegger, and William Sonderegger, Jr., all of Winchester, NH; his step-son: Mark A. Young of San Angelo, TX; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; his siblings: Tom (Kathy) Sonderegger of East Troy, WI, Gordon (Barbara) Sonderegger of Winston, SC, Paul (Theresa) Sonderegger of Newport News, VA; Shirley (Gerald) Budzinski of Wausau, WI, and Beatrice Kurth of Rothschild, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his brother: Duane Sonderegger in 1996; his sister: Judy Stark in 2023; and his step-daughter: Bobbi Jo Cempe in September 2009.