Sonja, age 71, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Skilled Nursing. She was born to Peter and Adella (Monroe) Nelson on September 8, 1941. Sonja married Donald Bordeau on August 8, 1959 in Standish. He preceded her in 1991. She was a homemaker who also loved to fish, play bingo and shoot pool.
Sonja is survived by her daughter Tina Bordeau , her sons Donald (special friend Mary) and Roger (special friend Chris), five grandchildren Patrick, David, Brittany, Eric and Josh, three great-grandchildren Zak, Wyatt and Lincoln, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband Donald, her parents Donald and Adella Nelson, her grandson Raymond Bordeau and her sister Joann Wray.
The funeral service will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM at R. O. Savage Funeral Chapel in Standish, with Devin Chisholm presiding. Family will greet friends at the chapel on Saturday from 11:00 AM until service time. Cremation will follow the service.