Obituary for Sonia Cahn
Sonia “Sunny” (Welper) Cahn, 79, of The Villages, FL, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017. She was born in Joliet, IL to Esther (Hallgren), Massey and Nils Hallgren, moving to Leesburg, FL in 1950 where she attended Leesburg High School. Initially, she worked for the City of Leesburg Utilities Department, but made her career as a dental receptionist. She worked for 20 years for Dr. Lindsey Burbank in Leesburg, FL, and ended her career with Dr. Ralph Toombs, Country Village Dental in Fruitland Park, Fl. She loved music, dancing and travel, but she especially loved just spending time with her family and friends. Sonia was survived by her daughter, Susie (Welper) Aicher, Lady Lake, FL; sisters, Karen (Kay) Hallgren, Leesburg, FL and Mona Lisa Goeken, Plainfield, IL; nieces, Lisa Coker, Fruitland Park, FL; Sandra Goeken Miles, Oswego, IL; nephew, John Goeken, Shorewood, IL. She was predeceased by her son, Stanley Welper, daughter, Carrie Welper, her mother, Esther “Gram” Massey, and her father, Nils Hallgren.
Visitation and Service A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. at the Lady Lake Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service, officiated by Rev. Chet Coker, will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lady Lake Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Leesburg, FL.
Memorial Donations In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to: The Humane Society of Marion County, P.O. Box 1542, Ocala, FL 34478, (352) 873-7387 or Villages Honor Flight, P.O. Box 490, Lady Lake, FL 32158.