Sofia Jeanine Haken
November 7, 1995 - August 1, 2018
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All Saints Episcopal Church
100 N. Drew Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Saturday 8/25, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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All Saints Episcopal Church
100 N. Drew Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Saturday 8/25, 4:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Sofia Jeanine Haken, age 22, of Appleton, WI, formerly of Champaign, IL, passed away on August 1, 2018 in Appleton, WI. Sofia was born in Morgantown, WV to Rudolf Haken and Leila Ramagopal (Pertl) on November 7, 1995. She attended school at Dr. Howard, Next Generation, and Central High School in Champaign, IL, and the…

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Nick Kyser left a message on January 11, 2019:
I had worked with your Family today. Amazing people, and was very clear you are loved. God bless ❤️
Jean-Christophe and Laurence Berlot left a message on August 27, 2018:
Dear Leila and Dear Family, You may not remember us, as we last met at Armin and Shantha's wedding. We live in France, close to Paris.
We didn't know how to connect with you and tell you all the prayers and love we send you ever since we heard that tragedy had hurt you. Losing a child is certainly the biggest one any human can experience. We are with you, in grievance and compassion.
Life is strange. We think of our friends now and then - with gratefulness and an inner smile. And all of a sudden, when tragedy hits, we realize how dear they are to us, to the compassion that overwhelms us.
My wife Laurence is a pastor. She prays for you also. We know that Sofia is at peace where she is. But it's so harsh on those who remain on earth. Reading what I have read this morning, I am so grateful of all the life and joy she inspired around her.
May God bless you and be with you, step after step, through the long taming of absence. Sofia will be so present in the months and years to come.
As Tracy nicely wrote, "many care for you". We will keep praying for you. We're far through distance, we're far through time, but we feel so close through thoughts and love. Take care of yourselves, please. Life is so precious.
Cathy Kautsky left a message on August 26, 2018:
Hello Leila and Brian-- I have thought of you all day today; I'm so sad not to have been at the service for Sofia. You wrote the most wonderful tribute to her. I've rarely read something that captures someone so beautifully; all her grace and kindness and energy shine through. She must have been a radiant person, and you have caught that with so much love. I'm grateful just to have read what you've written, and all my thoughts and wishes go to you, Cathy Kautsky
Robert Pope left a message on August 24, 2018:
❤️❤️❤️
Shelly left a message on August 24, 2018:
I'm so sorry for your loss! She was a beautiful person. My heart goes out to you and hugs for your family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Sean Williams left a message on August 23, 2018:
This is one of the most beautiful, courageous, and glorious obituaries I have ever read. The instinctive connection with the natural world, with her own body, and with several different languages points to someone whose persona extended beyond her body and out into the world. May Sofia's fabulous and brilliant light shine with a fierce fire of power and joy!
Susan and Stephen McCardell left a message on August 22, 2018:
Dear Leila, Brian, and family,
Stephen and I are thinking of you all and sending love and strength during this unimaginably sad time. Leila, your vivid descriptions of Sofia and her various ways of being immersed in life -- including her ability to ride a mountain unicycle! -- are a wonderful gift to those of us who never had the opportunity to get to know her. Love and prayers for comfort, somehow, as you all miss Sofia,
Susan and Stephen
Ken Korber left a message on August 20, 2018:
As a parent, too, words cannot express...
Perhaps, actions will be better.
Allison Liska left a message on August 19, 2018:
Although I did not know Sofia, her obituary shows that she lead an incredible life, full of talent and passion, but also how much she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I wish you all comfort and support in this time of grievance.
Karen Massey left a message on August 18, 2018:
I am so sorry for your loss. My girls and I are thinking and praying for all of you. Love and hugs!
Karen
Jackie and Tony Gonzalez left a message on August 18, 2018:
Leila, Brian, Nick and Oliver, we are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Sofia. Our hearts hurt with you over the loss of such a beautiful soul. Your words describe her so beautifully. Our prayers are with you all. Treasure those wonderful memories you have.
Take Care, Gonzalez

Siobhain Dobrovolny left a message on August 14, 2018:
Leila my love, I am SO SO sorry to read of your dear sweet Sofia's passing. What a sweet dear soul she was indeed I remember her well. I am sending all of my love and support to you. Please, please, please call me if you need any additional love or support during this time. I will message you me phone number on Facebook. All my love, Siobhain Dobrovolny
Arthi and Ramesh left a message on August 14, 2018:
I am so shocked at the news. And to think that I found out about it just today is such a shame. Our thoughts are with you Leila, and we sincerely hope you will have the strength to cope with your loss.
Richard Nardi left a message on August 13, 2018:
Dear Leila, We are sending you our deepest condolences for the passing of your beautiful and talented daughter. You and your family are in our hearts. Love, Richard and Cristina
Richard Nardi left a message on August 13, 2018:
Dear Leila, We are sending you our deepest condolences for the passing of your beautiful and talented daughter. You and your family are in our hearts. Love, Richard and Cristina
Tracy Ostwald Kowald left a message on August 12, 2018:
Leila, wishing you strength in this unimaginable tragedy. Take care, and know that many care for you always.
M. Valeria Sapiain left a message on August 12, 2018:
My heartfelt condolences to her mother, father, brothers and family in this terrible time of grief. She is in my heart forever. Her time with us was so brief! May peace come to us all soon.
Mya Brown left a message on August 12, 2018:
A beautiful devotion for a beautiful soul. My condolences to the entire family. May God bless and keep you.
Paul Ristau left a message on August 12, 2018:
So sorry for your loss, our hearts and prayers are with you and your family
Jan Chandler left a message on August 12, 2018:
Words cannot begin to express my sorrow. Sofia was a beautiful young woman and she will be missed. I am very sorry that I cannot attend either of the celebrations to honor her memory. I will be out of the country, but will keep you all my heart, and thoughts, and prayers. Much love.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Alex Goodlad left a message on August 12, 2018:
Sofia was such a great person! I'm at a loss for words. My condolences and wishing the family well!
claudine left a message on August 12, 2018:
Sofia will always be with me...
April Grant left a message on August 12, 2018:
"For a brief while, an angel rested here."
Robin Fiedler Wheeler left a message on August 11, 2018:
Sending you all lots of love right now. She sounds like an amazing and intense woman. I’m sorry I didn’t have an opportunity to meet her. ❤️
Gordon Skene left a message on August 11, 2018:
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. There are never any words to adequately express those feelings at such a time. Only comfort, support and prayers - those are given freely - the sorrow and loss go without saying.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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