Robert Fritz Sonnenfeld

July 29, 1920October 9, 2018

Robert F. (Bob) Sonnenfeld, 98, passed away October 9, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born on July 29, 1920 to Ernst and Mame Cummins Meyer Sonnenfeld in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Bob graduated from Central High School, attended OSU, OU and graduated from the University of Pittsburg. With 4 years of active duty (1942-1946), he then served 30 years in the 95th Reserve Division as Regimental Executive Officer until his promotion to Colonel. He was a member of AMBUCS for 25 years, Kiwanis for 42 years, and was active in the Campfire program. In 1946, he joined his father at Whittington Insurance Agency. It was formed in 1908 and was the oldest insurance agency in the state. The company later merged and today it is known as Insurica. Some of his former employees are still with that company. Since 1950, Bob has been an active member of Crown Heights Christian Church; serving and supporting in many ways. He was also recently honored as an Elder Emeritus.

Bob is survived by two daughters, Sheryl and Monroe Holford of OKC and Susan and Mark Pearson of Guthrie. Grandchildren, Brad Vogel and Vickie of Norman, Stacy Flaherty of Edmond, Justin Pearson and Robyn of Guthrie and Sarah McKee of Guthrie. He is also survived by 18 Great Grandchildren as well as Nieces, Nephews, family and friends. Also, a special thanks to Janna Winters for her many years of help and companionship.

Bob is preceded in death by his wife, Nell Sonnenfeld, his sister, Berta Gray, his brother, Richard J. Sonnenfeld, and his grandson, Jeff Vogel.

Bob and Nell loved to travel and work with Oklahoma County Mobile Meals. He will be greatly missed.

Services will be at Crown Heights Christian Church at 10 am, Monday, Oct 15. Graveside service to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.


  • Monroe Holford
  • Brad Vogel
  • Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Justin Pearson
  • Bob Eskridge
  • John Gray


  • Funeral Service Monday, October 15, 2018

Robert Fritz Sonnenfeld

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Gerry Mills

October 11, 2018

Dear Bob,
First of all we know you are in Heaven where there is no pain or suffering and joining Nell. You have always been a happy man never saying anything negative about anyone. We enjoyed your 98th birthday party at the church which was truly a celebration of life.
I have always looked forward seeing you every Sunday in church and at the men's breakfast on Thursdays. You are a giving man including your extra butter you wanted to share at the men's breakfast! LOL I had to share that act of kindness with everyone who reads this favorite memory.
All of us will see you someday.
Gerry Mills and Mary Ann Williams