Barry Sonsthagen, 65, beloved husband, brother and friend, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Aurora, Colorado after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Sharon, of 39 years, his brothers, David, Jeff, Brian (Theresa), and sister Wendy (Kevin) Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Todd. Barry was born in Fargo, North Dakota to Bernie and Marilyn (Barko) Sonsthagen, and graduated from high school there. In his early 20s, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Barry was fortunate to be stationed in Germany, and it was an experience he really enjoyed. Upon his return to Fargo, he attended college at NDSU. Then he began working with his father in the family's RV business, which was the start of his life long career in recreational vehicle sales in ND and CO. He met his wife Sharon in 1976 when he forgot his keys and locked himself out of his apartment. Neighbor Sharon happened to walk by, and offered her kitchen chair to help him crawl into his window. Those of you that know Barry well, realize this type of thing happened occasionally……not meeting women this way, but forgetting his keys! They were married January 13, 1978 in Dickinson, ND. In 1986, Barry and Sharon moved to Colorado, one of their favorite places to hike. For hobbies, Barry especially enjoyed tinkering with anything mechanical, especially sports cars. He also loved biking, skiing, wine, and having friends evaluate his latest ale find. Besides Germany, Barry traveled with Sharon to Ireland, Spain, New Zealand, through-out the U.S., and had a special love for Hawaii. Barry will be so greatly missed by his wife, family, and friends. Please share memories and condolences of Barry on the guest book below.
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