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Eleanor Sondag

After a long and blessed life Eleanor Sondag, age 96, of Carrington, ND, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington.


Eleanor Nolz was born April 6, 1920, the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Pfann) Nolz. They lived on a farm near Sykeston, ND. She attended country school and graduated from Sykeston High School in 1938. Later she would graduate from Jamestown Business School.


Eleanor was united in marriage to Eugene Sondag on June 27, 1939, in Sykeston, ND. Together they ran the Sykeston Bar and Café. They moved to Carrington in 1947, where they operated the Carrington Hotel. They also owned the Fireside Inn until 1973. After retirement she enjoyed working at Lindrudes Dime Store and the Prairie Inn. Gene passed away in 1986. She later married Edward Sondag and enjoyed traveling the country to visit the children.


Eleanor is survived by one son, Dr. Glenn (Carol) Sondag, Elm Grove, WI; one daughter Elaine (Robert) Revak, Jeffersonville, IN; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one sisters Delores Schuman, Marysville, CA; one sister-in-law Betty Nolz; one brother-in-law Ron Nistler and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her first husband Eugene Sondag; her second husband Ed Sondag; her oldest daughter Yvonne (Thomas) Ewing, her parents, brothers: Paul Nolz and Frances Nolz, sisters: Gertrude (Ray) Wild, Irene Nistler.



Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, ND


Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:30AM


Carrington Cemetery

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Name: Bev Linafelter

Date: 5-12-16

Message: Eleanor's family. We were sorry to hear of Eleanor's passing , please accept our condolences . Both Gary and I have great memories of both of your parents. They were good people as friends and employers. I will think of them often.


Name: Jane Kallberg Cody

Date: 05/12/2016

Message: Elaine

My condolences at the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady


Name: R. Gaines

Date: May  10, 2016

Message: To: The Sondag Family.

I am sorry for your lost. May your love for Ms. Sondag and the loving memories she shared with you. May you have comfort and strength to endure the difficult days ahead.