Reyers North Valley Chapel

2815 Fuller Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI


Camilla Anne Sonefeld

June 17, 1955June 22, 2020

Camilla Anne Sonefeld, 65, of Grand Rapids, Michigan was welcomed into the arms of Jesus, Monday, June 22nd 2020 after losing her courageous battle with depression.

Camilla was born in Holland, Michigan June 17th, 1955 to Frank and Anne Walenga. She is preceded in death by her husband Marc Sonefeld. She is survived by daughters Hilary and Gayle Sonefeld, and sisters Mechele (Mike) Duba and Burnetta (Dan) Robinson.

Camilla was very involved in the Church community. She was professed into the Our Mother of Sorrows Fraternity on October 30, 2002. Her ministries included praying, cooking and sharing meals with friends, sharing baked goods with others, and extra-ordinary minister of the Eucharist. She had a heart for serving her community in Christ. She will be remembered as an avid baker, loving mother and selfless giver.

A Memorial Mass for Camilla will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2275 Diamond Ave NE Grand Rapids MI 49505, on Friday, July 3rd at 11am. The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary will be prayed at 9:30am prior to visitation by family and friends and those who wish to join. Family will greet visitors an hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to https://www.benice.org, a West Michigan mental health and suicide awareness organization.


  • Memorial Visitation

    Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, July 3, 2020


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Gladys Waranica

June 27, 2020

My dears, I am one of Camilla's church friends, now living at Pilgrim Manor. Camilla had visited me for Mass & lunch here & we had such lovely times. Her lack of joy in life was truly sad for all her friends but we tried to keep her feeling loved. Because we're a senior living facility in quarantine, I'm unable to attend her final farewell but I'll be keeping her, Gayle & Hilary & all her loved ones in my thoughts & prayers. Believing in God' great mercy & love, we know she now rests in eternal peace. We shall forever miss her hugs at Mass. Peace & God's blessing upon everyone. Gladys

Bobby Brown

June 26, 2020

It's a rare occasion when someone you have met only once , leaves an imprint on ur heart forever. Aunty Camilla was one such angel . She was like a mother to me. I remember when Uncle Marc and Aunty Cammy drove nearly 500 miles just so they could meet me when I first went to USA. We wrote letters to each other for nearly 20 years and they are now my most cherished memories. She was so loving and kind ❤️ Epitome of generosity. Gayle and Hilary make ur mom proud . U both are beautiful girls and u must carry ahead the legacy of ur Parents. God Bless You 🙏 Camilla will be missed forever. ♥️🌹🙏

Carrie Bazzett

June 26, 2020

Once upon a time Camilla was a member of the Curves fitness facility for women and I was the manager. Every visit from Camilla brought a huge smile, a big hug, some words of wisdom as she proceeded with her 30 minute workout and many times she even brought me a baked goodie! We’ve been Facebook friends over the years and have met a couple times for conversation after Curves closed. I will miss her but I know her spirit will live on. ❤️

Danny Bell

June 26, 2020

Dearest Camilla , the kindest and most lovely woman we met on our travels. From the moment we all met in Hawaii, we knew you were a special person. We stepped off the plane having no idea where we would be staying. Fate brought us all together. We’ll never forget our drinks being stolen from the communal fridge and the passion and indignation you felt on our behalf, it still makes us chuckle and smile but it showed what a loyal and thoughtful person you were. We still talk about that today! Both you and Gayle were so friendly, kind and helpful to us on that trip we will never forget your generosity and kindness, both of you. That trip was the start of a wonderful and cherished friendship between us all. You always have and always will be a part of our family, albeit from afar. We will miss your Facebook posts, liking and commenting on all (Literally every single one) of our pictures and updates. Your private messages, your generous gifts for the children and your genuine kind nature and loving personality. It breaks our hearts that you are not here and we will not see you again. Sleep tight, we will miss you always lovely Camilla. All our love Danny, Laura, Gracie, George and Bo xxx

Jody DeGraw

June 24, 2020

I am sorry Gayle. Your mom was loved by many people. Her love was so tender. I am praying happy memories help you through this very difficult time. Peace be with you... Jody DeGraw.