No formal service is planned for Sonia Stofkooper, 83, Lawrence. Ms. Stofkooper died July 13, 2010 at her home after a battle with cancer.
She was born on June 18, 1927 in Brussels, Belgium the daughter of Isidore and Barbara (Swalens) Stofkooper. She later married and came to the United States after World War II ended. She was a longtime resident of Lawrence. She was an active volunteer at Wakarusa Valley Elementary School, reading to 1st graders. She was also a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church where she participated as a volunteer in the Family Promise program, and served meals at LINK in Lawrence.
Survivors include three daughters, Donna Passero, Ventura, CA, Kim Banning-Bohmann and husband, Glenn, and Karin Feltman, both of Lawrence; two sons, Wayne Feltman and wife, Janelle, and Jack Daniel and wife, Sherry, of TX; grandchildren, Kathleen Cheuvront, Adria Feltman-Montor, Nicolas Feltman, Brandon, Amy and Mia Daniel, Ryan and Morgan Banning, and Cameron Bohmann; great grandchildren, Bryan McCann, Canyon Toshavik, Lila Montor, and Chloe and Christopher Daniel; grandchildren by marriage include Emanuel and Alex Montor, Greg, Breanne, and Bentley Thomas, Melissa, Ramon, and Lauren Martinez, Alana and Matthew Franco, and Blake and Brett Bohmann. She is also survived by three of her five brothers, Alex, Martin, and Isidore Stofkooper who reside in Belgium.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Health Care Access Clinic, Family Promise of Lawrence, or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.