Sonia Stofkooper

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.

6 Condolences

  1. Lea Watson on July 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Sonia, You will be missed! Rest in Peace.

    Lea Watson

  2. Patti Winn on July 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I am saddened by Sonia’s passing. I live just a few doors down the street from her home. I enjoyed visiting with her about gardening and her grandson, Cameron. I was a teacher at Cameron’s preschool. My heart felt condolences to the family.
    Patti Winn

  3. Jessica Pedersen on July 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

    We are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing.
    We loved seeing her at church and talking to her at functions.
    You are in our prayers.
    The Pedersen’s

  4. Stofkooper Eric on July 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Just to say you that you have all our support and love in these difficult moments. We think about all our american family. Eric ( son of Alex) Christelle and Pablo

  5. Lei Anh (Phillips) Russell on July 20, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I was very sorry to hear about your mother. My mom sent me the news clipping, so I wanted to offer my deepest sympathy. I’ll never forget our childhood memories. What fun we use to have. Your mother was always sweet to me and my family. Take good care of yourself and your family.


    Lei Anh Russell

  6. DELANGHE ROGER on March 24, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Je viens d’apprendre le déces de SONIA,je présente mes condoléances à la famille.
    Je suis Belge j’ai bien connu Sonia nous habitons la même rue à Uccle (Rue du Roseau)Belgium et avons fait les études ensembles .
    Fin de la Guerre ,Sonia est partie pour les U S A .
    Par un hazard nous nous sommes retrouvés en Californie en 1964 ou j’ai renconté sa fille Donna.
    J’étais en logement à NORTHRIDGE.
    Nous avons le même age,né en 1927.
    Encore mes regrets sincères ,
    c’est tout un passé qui resurgit.

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