Sophia Barteldt, 85, of Duluth, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Villa Marina in Superior.
Sophia was born in Superior on November 1, 1925 to Magnus and Signe (Skorstad) Bostad. She graduated from Superior Central High School and later in life earned an English degree from UMD. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alumni, Eastern Star-Zenith Chapter and the Auxillary at Benedictine Health Center. Sophia was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was always available to lend a hand and adored the time she spent with her family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband Harry in 1984; her parents; brother Magnus Jr. and significant other Jim Vanderport.
Sophia is survived by son Craig of Superior, WI; 3 daughters, Susan (James) Lee of FL, Deborah Barteldt of Berkeley Springs, WV and Nancy (Joseph) Kacer of Twig, MN; grandchildren, Jonathan Lee, Christopher, Geoffrey (Alison) and Dwayne (Alicia) Kacer, Jeffery (Tiffany) Barteldt, Mandy (Nathan)Muellner and Teri Barteldt; 6 great-granddaughters as well as many other family members and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Luke's Hospice and Villa Marina.
At Sophia's request a private family service will be held at Jarvi Dowd Funeral Home.
Arrangements under the direction of Bell Brothers Jarvi Dowd Funeral Home, Duluth, MN.