W8NFQ - January 26, 2011

Edgar Sonnanstine Jr.
West Carrollton, OH
QCWA # 20117

SONNANSTINE, Edgar age 93 of West Carrollton passed away. He was born in Dayton, OH, but spent his teenage and early adult years in Detroit, MI, moving back to West Carrollton in 1952 to take a job at NCR as an electrical engineer. He was a graduate of Cass Tech High School in Detroit and a WWII veteran, serving in the OSS in Egypt as a radio operator.

He was a ham radio operator (W8NFQ) for over 75 years and a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association.

He was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in West Carrollton for over 55 years.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Amy E. Sonnanstine, his daughter Judy Coleman (Blaine), his son Alan Sonnanstine (Kathy), grandsons Erik Riker-Coleman (Kristin), Todd Coleman (Rellen Hardtke), Adam Sonnanstine, granddaughter Amy K. Sonnanstine, and three great-granddaughters Erin, Anika, and Leah.

Funeral services will be Saturday January 29, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, 410 East Pease Ave, West Carrollton, OH 45449, Pastor Dean Haferman officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, West Carrollton. Visitation will be at the church Saturday 2 hours prior to services (1-3 p.m.).
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the church, at the address above, in Ed's memory.