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Sonia J. Francis

February 18, 1946 ~ September 2, 2019 (age 73)


Sonia J. Francis, age 73, of Trufant, passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.  The daughter of Sherwood & Josephine (Johnson) Schaaf, she was born on February 18, 1946 in Fresno, California. 

Sonia was a gifted cook and was fortunate to make her passion a career, spending many years in restaurant and food service management.  She also was a talented artist and enjoyed gardening.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sherwood Schaaf;  a step-father, Frederick Sears;  her mother, Josephine Sears;  and a son, Robert Fuller.  Surviving are a daughter, Kacie Toffoli of Cooper City, Florida;  two grandchildren, Samantha Toffoli of Phoenix, Arizona, and Louis Toffoli of Fort Myers, Florida;  two aunts, Arlene Blaesing and Geraldine & Darwin Smith;  an uncle, Walter & Janet Johnson;  and many dearly loved cousins and friends too numerous to name.

Honoring her wishes, private committal services will be held at Trufant Cemetery.  Instead of flowers, Sonia would have appreciated contributions in her memory to Barrie's House, 1031 Johnson Road, Gowen, Michigan 49326 .

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Sonia's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

To send flowers to Sonia's family, please visit our floral section.


Private Services

Trufant Cemetery
Trufant, MI 49347


Barrie's House
1031 Johnson Road, Gowen MI 49326

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