Sonja Mary Hilt, age 81, of Brandon, formerly of Rosendale, WI, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Anchor Communities II in Brandon, WI.

Sonja Hilt

Sonja Hilt

Sonja was born January 29, 1939, the daughter of Victor and Arvilla (Burgraff) Klapperich. She married Darwin Hilt in 1958 at St. John’s in Woodhull, WI and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage until his passing in 2019. Sonja worked for many years as a teacher’s aide at Rosendale Elementary School. She loved working with the children and often told stories of the wonderful memories from her time there. Sonja also really enjoyed reading, word searches, crocheting, bird watching, camping, and watching Hallmark movies.

Survivors include her daughter, Brenda (Jerry) Hopp of Brandon, WI; daughter-in-law, Anita Hilt, of Ripon, WI; three grandchildren, Julie, Melanie, and Brent Hopp all of Brandon, WI; and several nephews. Sonja was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Arvilla Klapperich; husband, Darwin Hilt; two sons; two brothers; and two sisters-in-law.

Per Sonja’s wishes, there will be no service. A memorial is being established in her name.

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