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Claude E. Sonday, III

August 16, 1947 — November 25, 2022

Davenport Lake Zurich

Claude passed away November 25, 2022 in Greenwood.  He was born August 16, 1947 in Chicago to Claude and Lorraine Sonday, where they lived on a house boat for the first few years of his life.

Claude was a motorcycle and airplane enthusiast.  Claude and Diane were business partners for over 50 years and owned and operated Galt Airport in Wonder Lake and previously owned Woodstock Harley, Dekalb Harley, Des Plaines Honda, and On Any Sunday Kawasaki.  Claude and Diane travelled extensively throughout the world on motorcycle trips sponsored by many motorcycle manufacturers, including trips to Africa, Europe, Asia, Tahiti, as well as many other places also traveling by Harley to Sturgis in South Dakota. While riding on a Pacific Coast Honda Motorcycle, Claude and Diane traveled across highway 101.

Claude is survived by his wife of 51 years, Diane; siblings, Sonnie (Daniel) Penkava, Mark (Joyce) Sonday, John (Kim) Sonday, and Terry Sonday; and many nieces, nephews, and good friends.

He was preceded in death by his four brother-in-laws.

Visitation will be 10am until the funeral service at 1pm, Friday December 9th at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 941 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich.  Burial will follow at Lake Zurich Cemetery.

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