|Trella I. Sundberg Sopher, age 91, died at 11:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, Illinois.
Trella was born on November 12, 1919, the daughter of Otto Gunhard and Lucy Webb Sundberg.
Surviving are sons, Charles D. (Sharon Washabaugh) Sopher of Chocowinity, North Carolina and Michael Joe Sopher of Knoxville, Illinois; and a daughter Karen Sopher Morris of Galesburg, Illinois. Trella was blessed with Twelve Grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Mildred Altana Sundberg, a daughter, Sharon Sopher Turner and a daughter-in-law, Dixie Anderson Sopher.
Her early life was lived in and around Dahinda, Illinois and Persifer Township. After working several years in Bloomington-Normal she returned to Knoxville and lived the remainder of her life at the Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, Illinois. Trella was a graduate of Williamsfield High School and followed the activities of the High School throughout her life. Although she attended other churches, her allegiance was to the Dahinda United Methodist Church.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. at the Westfall Cemetery, rural Victoria, Illinois. Visitation will be on held from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Monday, June 13, 2011 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Dahinda United Methodist Church in Dahinda, Illinois. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com