Sophia B. Barteldt

November 1, 1925October 20, 2011

Sophia Barteldt, 85, of Duluth, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Villa Marina in Superior.

Sophia was born in Superior on November 1, 1925 to Magnus and Signe (Skorstad) Bostad. She graduated from Superior Central High School and later in life earned an English degree from UMD. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alumni, Eastern Star-Zenith Chapter and the Auxillary at Benedictine Health Center. Sophia was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was always available to lend a hand and adored the time she spent with her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Harry in 1984; her parents; brother Magnus Jr. and significant other Jim Vanderport.

Sophia is survived by son Craig of Superior, WI; 3 daughters, Susan (James) Lee of FL, Deborah Barteldt of Berkeley Springs, WV and Nancy (Joseph) Kacer of Twig, MN; grandchildren, Jonathan Lee, Christopher, Geoffrey (Alison) and Dwayne (Alicia) Kacer, Jeffery (Tiffany) Barteldt, Mandy (Nathan)Muellner and Teri Barteldt; 6 great-granddaughters as well as many other family members and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Luke’s Hospice and Villa Marina.

At Sophia’s request a private family service will be held at Jarvi Dowd Funeral Home.

Arrangements under the direction of Bell Brothers Jarvi Dowd Funeral Home, Duluth, MN.


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October 31, 2011

Sophie was a dear friend to my mother June Lindberg. Mom feels really bad about Sophies passing. She has lots of good memories to share about her and Sophie.

October 28, 2011

Hi, I wanted to express my sympathy to Sophies family. She was a dear lady and she filled a void for me when I went to UMD. I lived in the same aptmt on Kenwood as she did while I was getting my Masters Degree and my family was 8 hours away in South Dakota. Sophie was such an inspiration to me and I loved walking to campus with her and listening to her words of wisdom. My fiance would come and visit and we would go to supper with Jim and Sophie. We loved spending time with them. Keep the great memories alive in your hearts. May God Bless all of you. Brian & Melanie (Martin) Lundquist, Aberdeen SD

October 26, 2011

i am so very sorry to hear about your mom's passing. i will always remember all the fun i had in my "growing up" years at your house. i also always checked in at the solon springs gift shop every spring to see what she was up to. whenever i hear "susie sing" i will remember sophie. keeping you all in my thoughts and prayer. sue

October 24, 2011

This is Carol Haig. Sophie and I worked together at Wahls about 60 years ago. I remember how one morning I had stayed over at Sophie's and we were both expecting (Deborah and Terry) at the time. We were walking to work from her house and there was a man stuck in the ditch on the avenue due to a early spring snowstorm. We stopped and helped push him out. Imagine two very pregnant women helping push his car out of the ditch! I also remember going bowling together with my husband, Bill and Sophie and Harry. There was also the time that Sophie and Harry and the three girls came up to Grand Rapids to visit us. I also remember the time that Sophie and Jim came up to go cross country skiing with Bill and I. Sophie was a dear friend of mine.

jan Montgomery

October 23, 2011

So sorry to read of Sophies passing. we had many good times beginning years ago through our love of bowling..The friendship continued long after we no longer bowled together however the get togethers diminished as time went on. We would meet for breakfast and catch up every so often (Embers). She would fill me in on her kids & grandkids always with a smile on her face...It has been quite a few months since our last phone contact and I will miss our talks..I will miss her friendship.....Memories are forever......

October 23, 2011

We called her "Sophie". We had great times. We will always remember the last time we lunched at Culvers...Jim was with us then. We will miss you, Sophie. Your friends from "skating" days: Dorothy Aubut, Georgia Nord, Jane Hienke and Laroyia Lee