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Obituaries: Harrison; Sonnek; Yoksh

Angelina Marie Harrison

Angelina Marie Harrison: September 14, 2006 – January 9, 2023

Our sweet Angelina Marie Harrison passed away on January 9, 2023 after a senseless act.
Angelina was born to her parents, David and Amanda Harrison on on September 14, 2006.

She was known to all her friends, family, and teachers as an outgoing, loyal, smart, beautiful and caring young girl. Her favorite activities were being surrounded by her friends and family, car meets and shows, and had dreams of being an attorney or cosmetologist later in life.


Angelina was a leader. She was intelligent, fierce, funny, and kind to anyone she came into contact with. She was a true and loyal friend to anyone she respected. When she wasn’t with her close friends, Angelina could be found with her favorite buddy ( her dog Draco), doing her makeup, shopping, and hanging out with her mom and dad or her brother.

Angelina is survived by a very large family full of multiple aunts and uncles; numerous cousins; grandparents; her brother, Donivon; her parents, David and Amanda; and countless friends.

Services will be Monday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m., at First Congregational Church.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Angelina’s name at WYHY Federal Credit Union.


Matthew John Sonnek

Matthew John Sonnek: February 20, 1984 – January 1, 2023

Matthew John Sonnek, 38, of Cheyenne, died on January 1, 2023 in Cheyenne at this home.
He was born on February 20, 1984 in Wells, Minnesota.

Matt was in the Air force for 19 years of his life. He was an F16 Crew Chief at Shaw Aif Force Base before moving to F.E.Warren in August of 2009. He then worked as Vehicle Maintenance for the 90th LRS. He joined the Air National Guard in August of 2015 as Vehicle Maintenance. In 2018 he switched over and became an HVAC craftsman.


He volunteered for Cheyenne Frontier Days parade committee for the past 9 years. Helping wherever help was needed. He and his wife took over the cattle drive last year.

Matt enjoyed all things hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He especially loved to work on cars or anything that had a motor.

He was a family man and would lend a hand to anyone in need.


He is survived by his wife Heather Sonnek (39), 3 children Ariana Sapp (20), Alivia Sonnek (7), and Ayden Sonnek (5), A granddaughter Rozlie Morris (1). Mother Linda Sonnek. Brother Todd (Kim) Sonnek, Sister Michele (Jerry) Alphs, Karla (Erik) Bangert, numerous nieces and nephews.

Matt was preceded in death by his father Norbert Sonnek of Wells, MN.

Visitation will be Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., at the CFD Events Center.
Services with Military honors will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the CFD Events Center.


Flowers and condolences can be sent to, 1230 W 8th Ave Cheyenne, WY 82009. Fl9owers need to be delivered no later than Friday January 13th at 4 PM.

Daniel Patrick Yoksh

Daniel Patrick Yoksh: September 2, 1939 – January 10, 2023

Daniel Patrick Yoksh, 83, of Cheyenne, died on January 10, 2023 in Cheyenne.
He was born on September 2, 1939 in Lima, Peru.


Dan grew up for most of his childhood in Denver, Colorado. He left Denver after high school to proudly serve in the US Navy and see the world. He served aboard the USS Yorktown and in the South Pacific on Johnston’s Atoll. After serving in the Navy Dan moved To Kauai, Hawaii to work at a missile tracking station as a civilian where he met his wife Sherry. They both moved back to Denver, where he worked for Mountain Bell. He then moved to Cheyenne, WY to be co-owner of HyPlains Market with his brother Mike. Dan then worked until retirement at KGWN TV 5 in Cheyenne. He was a longtime member of the Cheyenne Frontier Days, Ticket Committee and a CFD Heels member from 1995.

Dan is survived by his wife of 52 years Sherry, and son Ryan (Erin). Brother John (Jeanetta) Yoksh, Mother-in-law Lillian (Fay) Myers and sister-in-law Tula (Ken) Roberge. He is also survived by two grandchildren: Dylan, and Alyssa Yoksh; Nephews: Matt (Julie) and Charles Yoksh; Nieces Karen (Brad) Vale, and Susie Yoksh.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Kari, parents Elvin and Ruth Yoksh, brother Michael, sister-in-law Judy Yoksh, and nephew Joseph Yoksh.


Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 17th, 10a.m, at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel
with burial and military honors to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. A luncheon will start at 11:30.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Volunteer Crisis Fund or the Alzheimer’s Association.