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.