Visitation: Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Canton Lutheran Church.
Sonja C. Knorr, age 75, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Canton Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Canton Lutheran Church.
Sonja was born on April 23, 1940 in Lincoln County, SD to Elvin and Anna (Josal) Lovaas. She grew up and attended school in Canton. She moved to Sioux Falls in 1958. She moved back to Canton in 1978. She married Albert “Curly” Knorr on January 3, 1987 at Canton Lutheran Church.
Sonja worked at Central Plains Clinic for 6-7 years, the Lincoln County Register of Deeds for 8 years, and, until her health began to fail, sold Avon and ran a cleaning business. She was a member of Canton Lutheran Church and WELCA. She enjoyed reading, walking, baking, family history, cross stitching, and talking on the phone.
She is survived by her husband, Curly; children, Julie (Steve) Dobbe, Fairview, SD, Jeffrey Ness, Hudson, SD, Jeaneen Hutson, Grants, NM; Jackie Green, Fairview, SD; Carol (Greg) Rutherford, Aberdeen, SD; and John Reiners, Sioux Falls, SD; step-children, Al (Gloria) Knorr, Beresford, SD, Steve Knorr, Canton, SD, Cheryl (Kevin) McCann, Canton, SD, Cindy Roberts, Canton, SD and Sandra (Bob) Lems, Canton, SD; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, 15 step-grandchildren, 18 step-great-grandchildren, and 1 step-great-great grandchild; sister, Alice E. Leimbach, Sioux Falls, SD; brothers, Donald L. Lovaas, Sioux City, IA, and David (Marge) Lovaas, Faribault, MN; along with numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Nila Hamburg and Lillian Jervik; and granddaughter, Shonna Lambert.
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So sorry Jackie, hugs to you and the family!😔
So sorry to hear of Sonja’s passing. She was a wonderful and supportive friend. She will be missed.
I send my deepest sympathy at the loss of your wife, mother and sister. Sonja was a special friend to me all of the 12 years I lived in Canton. Curly, you and Sonja were wonderful neighbors. I loved Sonja’s sense of humor. I remember one time when we were working on the Lovaas and Josal family book (she was so proud of this accomplishment) something tickled us and we laughed until our sides hurt. This happened often during our visits. I loved listening to her stories of growing up on the farm. Family was so important to her and I loved her for her easy way to talk with each of you, We shared our love of Jesus Christ as our Savior and friend and I picture her walking with Jesus and making him laugh with her great stories. I will miss you dear friend.
My prayers are with all of you in the loss of a beautiful mother, grandmother, wife and friend. I just know mom and Sonja are chatting on Heaven’s phone. My memories of Sonja go way back to my childhood with mom and Sonja always smiling & chatting ! A very special, beautiful lady always remembered in my life . Heaven has another angel with a smile that lights up a room right next to her best friend, Myrna, my mom! Love to all you! Pam
You are my world mom i love u with all my heart. I miss u with every second of the day. Love jackie