Sonja Housker Lien, 81, of Spring Grove

Sonja Diane Housker Lien, age 81 of Spring Grove, died on Dec. 25, 2018, at her home.

She was born a triplet to Walter and Julia (Glasrud) Lien on March 8, 1937, in Spring Grove, her brothers Walter and Darrel died at birth, and Sonja was left with lifelong disabilities, but a memory that surprised everyone. 

Sonja’s father Walter died when Sonja was extremely young. Her mother later married Jerry Housker, who loved Sonja and was an excellent stepfather to her.

Sonja touched many people during her life. Special thanks are given to her caretakers, who gave Sonja many hugs and I love you’s, which enriched her life. 

Also thank you to Vivien Mathsen for her peach coffee cakes, which Sonja enjoyed very much.

Sonja looked forward to her Wednesday chicken dinners with Melissa and Ellie.

She will be sorely missed by her housemate and friend Jenny.

She is survived by many who loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Julia, her stepfather Jerry, and her brothers Walter and Darrel, and many other relatives.

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spring Grove with the Rev. Lane Zaffke officiating.

Friends called Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Roble Funeral Home of Spring Grove is assisting the family with arrangements.