Sophie I. Hasse, age 92, of Mayer, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the Garden House of St. Mary’s in Winsted.
She was born May 18, 1921, in Bergen Township, McLeod County, the daughter of Max and Anna (Buechner) Ristow. Sophie was baptized June 19, 1921, at the Evangelical Church of Lester Prairie, by the Rev. H.B. Witzke; and confirmed at the same church March 25, 1934, by the Rev. E. J. Becker.
She attended school through the eighth grade at country school (District 5 of McLeod County) and graduated June 30, 1936.
Sophie was united in marriage to Wilford Hasse June 25, 1943, by the Rev. H. R. Burkett at the Evangelical Church of Lester Prairie. God blessed their marriage with three daughters: identical twins Kathleen and Kathryn, and Cherryl Lynn.
Sophie was a housewife, as well as a factory worker at Tonka Toys in Mound for 28 years, until she retired. She also helped her husband on his dairy farm.
She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, and doing word puzzles; and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sophie was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 66 years, Wilford Hasse; parents Max and Anna; brothers Paul, Ernest, Henry, Edwin, Otto, and August; sisters Ruth, Elsie, Lillian, and Esther; sisters-in-law Helma Ristow, Iris Ristow, and Erna Ristow; and brothers-in-law John Hoof, Steven Schmidt, and August Zabel.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Earl Stuedemann of Plato, Kathryn and Willard Stender of Norwood Young America, and Cherryl Lynn and Daryl Krienke of Lester Prairie; grandchildren Pamela (Steve) Warren of Wausau, WI, David (Heidi) Stuedemann of Shakopee, Marie (Jesus) Torres of Austin, TX, Dale Krienke of Lester Prairie, and Paul Krienke and fiancée Justine Murphy of Lakeville; great-grandchildren Brock Warren and Grant Warren of Wausau, WI, and Nolan Stuedemann of Shakopee; step-great-grandchildren Alexis Peterson and Jordan Peterson of Shakopee; sister-in-law Luella Ristow of Norwood Young America; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services took place Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer, with the Rev. Adam Gless officiating, followed by interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.; and continued Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Casket bearers were Sophie’s children and grandchildren, Kathleen Stuedemann, Kathryn Stender, Cherryl Lynn Krienke, Pamela Warren, David Stuedemann, Marie Torres, Dale Krienke, and Paul Krienke.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.