Sondra J. (Brunow) VanCauwenbergh

May 5, 1939 ~ October 7, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Sondra VanCauwenbergh Obituary

Sondra J. VanCauwenbergh, age 84, of Castalia, passed away Saturday afternoon, October 7, 2023, at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, following a brief illness.

She was born May 5, 1939, in Sandusky, and graduated from Sandusky High School in 1957.  She was a devoted member of Grace Lutheran Church, Castalia, where she sang in the choir.  Sondra was a girl scout leader, sang for the Bayside Singers, and was co-chairman for the Cold Creek Festival Parade for over 20 years. 

She is survived by her sons Scott (Krystal) VanCauwenbergh, and Ray VanCauwenbergh; three grandchildren Erin (Chase) Dull, Brett (Madison) VanCauwenbergh, and Teresa VanCauwenberg; great grandchildren Paisley Todd, Cambree Dull, Colton Dull, and Emerson VanCauwenbergh; brother Douglas Brunow; and many nieces and nephews.

Sondra was preceded in death by her husband Frank VanCauwenbergh, in 2005; son Mark VanCauwenbergh; parents Raymond and Gertrude (Strecker) Brunow; and sister Phyllis Jarrett. 

Friends may call from 4-7 PM Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia, where services will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 1 PM.  Pastor Kathleen Suggitt will officiate.  Burial will be in Castalia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church 203 S. Washington St., Castalia, OH 44824.  Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting

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October 10, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service
610 S. Washington St.
Castalia, OHIO 44824

Funeral Service
October 11, 2023

1:00 PM
Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service
610 S. Washington St.
Castalia, OHIO 44824


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