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Sophia "Sonia" Santus

August 11, 1921 ~ January 6, 2018 (age 96)

The Piano Brothers

Sophia “Sonia” Santus, age 96, of Defiance Ohio and formerly of Rossford, Ohio went to be with Jesus on Little Christmas, January 6, 2018 the same day we remember Three Kings who journeyed to see the baby Jesus bringing him precious gifts. She was born on August 11, 1921 in Toledo, Ohio. Sophia attended Libbey High School and went on to marry Albert Santus. She and her husband owned the Santus Café in Rossford for many years and she was also employed with the Value City Department Store until her retirement.

Sophia, Queen of Our Hearts, brought Jesus the gift of her beautiful life. She was Royal; a pillar of strength to her family, softened by a gorgeous sense of humor. She treated people like visiting dignitaries, always concerned about their happiness and well-being.

Surviving are her children, Beverly Stahl, Joyce (Jerry) Wilson and Albert (Renee) Santus. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Sophia was preceded in death by her parents, John and Catherine Szkutnik; husband, Albert Santus; step-mother, Jeanette Nagypaul; daughter, Judith Skergan; grandchildren, Amy Santus and Dean Roberts; and brother, Robert Szkutnik.

Mom, every night before you went to sleep, you prayed for all of us and told us you loved us. Our hearts are not empty, but filled with the love and light you shone on us.

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd., Rossford, Ohio 43460 on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 4-8 PM where funeral services will take place at 7:30 PM with Rev. Anthony Recker officiating. Interment will be private. Contributions in Sophia’s memory may be directed to All Saints Catholic Church, Rossford or St. Mary's Catholic Church Defiance.

Charitable donations may be made to:

All Saints Catholic Church
628 Lime City Rd., Rossford OH 43460

St. Mary's Catholic Church
715 Jefferson Ave., Defiance OH 43512

 Service Information

January 12, 2018

4:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford
830 Lime City Rd
Rossford, OH 43460

Funeral Service
January 12, 2018

7:30 PM
Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford
830 Lime City Rd
Rossford, OH 43460

Private Interment

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