SFC Michael Sonen, 57

Michael Sonen, 57, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Bobby Hall and Mark Cromer will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Born on September 19, 1961 in San Antonio, TX he was the son of Maria Adamé Salas. SFC Sonen was an Active Duty member of the Army National Guard currently serving as a Readiness Non-Commissioned Officer at the University of North Georgia. He has served in the military for 34 years. Mr. Sonen was a member of the church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his father, N.J. Salas and grandmother, Lola Adamé.

Mr. Sonen is survived by his wife of 32 years, Bettina Rogers Sonen; daughter, Sierra Lin Sonen of Dahlonega; son, Michael Alexander Sonen (Caroline) of Gardendale, AL; son, James Keith Rogers of Dahlonega; mother, Maria Adamé Salas of Dahlonega; sister, Ida Salas Brown (Chris) of Dahlonega, sister, Diane Salas Hayes (Russ) of Dallas; brother, David Salas (Sage) of Dallas; 3 nieces, 2 nephews, 1 great-niece and 3 great nephews and a number of other relatives.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com

Condolences 16
Steve Skinner, SFC (Retired) 2019-06-05 13:12:03
Gone too soon, RIP Mike, Tina and family you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
Wayne Brown MSG(Ret) 2019-06-05 14:28:16
I want to send my sincere condolences to the Sonen family and I pray that God comfort you all.
CSM (R) Edward Andrews 2019-06-05 16:20:11
You will always be remembered as my "BROTHER and FRIEND" that many never experience! My heart goes out to the family, and I pray for comfort in this time of sorrow... GOD BLESS!
Jeremy Greer 2019-06-05 18:17:47
My prayers are with you the family. He is man I can never forget and one that I still inspire to be! No words can truly express the things that I wish I could say to you the family, just know you are in my prayers and my heart.
Brian and Wendy McNair 2019-06-05 18:18:29
A finer man one will rarely meet. He will be missed by so many. Praying for the family.
Lisa Isaacs 2019-06-06 08:19:57
Tina and family, we are so sorry for the loss of Mike. We are in continual prayer for all of you. Love, Lisa and Jimmy
Gordon Dinkel 2019-06-06 11:36:14
I thank him for his service. Hard to imagine losing a spouse, no words to express the hurt. Take comfort that his suffering is done.
John abd Debbie Roush 2019-06-06 11:39:01
Tina and family....So sorry for your loss.....Prayers and Love being sent your way....
SFC Beth Roberts 2019-06-06 13:01:30
With love and condolences, my prayers are with your family. May God's peace be with you.
Erin Odom 2019-06-06 13:32:38
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. I am sorry for your loss.
Pat Braswell 2019-06-06 16:00:27
I'm so sorry for your loss. Mike is a wonderful man and the best father and husband. He has taken care of so many of the kids as they were growing up. He was always there to give them guidance even though he spent so much time serving his country. We think the family and Mike for all that is done here on Earth. Much love and prayers!
Tom Palmer 2019-06-06 17:11:51
Mike Sonen will be missed by hundreds of cadets at UNG! He was a superb NCO who treated everyone with total respect and dignity. May God bless his entire family in this time of grief. Farewell, my long time friend! Tom Palmer / UNG Commandant’s Office
Spc. James Emory 2019-06-06 17:12:30
SFC sonen you will be missed. You were a great leader. It was always great to serve with you. My deepest condolences to the family
MSG (R) Jack Bartlett 2019-06-07 18:55:52
A True Soldier. A true friend. Well never forget you Michael. You been assigned a new duty station by the highest rank it is and it is for s reason. Love you brother.
Steven Diaz 2019-06-08 11:19:56
Our sincere condolences to the Sonen family. He will be missed, TJCGSC
Doug Gerdes, Dahlonega church of Christ 2019-06-13 12:09:00
Our thoughts and prayers go out for the Sonen family over the loss of Michael.
All condolences must be reviewed by the staff of Memorial Park Funeral Home before it is published. Any condolence that contains negative comments or serve to promote an agenda will be rejected.