With great sadness, we announce the passing of Ben Sonnenberg of Alberta Beach. (Jan. 20 1933 – Dec 17 2016 at the age of 83) Survived by one brother Art and two sisters, Ruth Nordli and Violet (Raymond) Hillman and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Ben was a lifelong farmer, until the last few months of his life, when cancer took hold. He was predeceased by his parents, Martha and Fred Sonnenberg, infant sister Doreen, brother-in-law John Nordli and infant nephews Kurtis and Blaine Nordli. As Ben requested, there will be no funeral. There will be a private family interment at a later date. Many thanks to Walter Berndt for all his help and to Alphonse Lavallee for his faithful friendship. A special heartfelt thank you to the Lynnwood Home for their exceptional kindness and care of Ben in his last months. He will be greatly missed. Charity donations gratefully accepted to the Alberta Beach Lutheran Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund.