Sophie Schleicher

East Tawas, Michigan
August 15, 1921 - February 1, 2019


Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
Sunday, February 10, 2019
12 O'clock Noon until the time of service at 1:00 PM

Service Location

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 1745 US 23 East Tawas, Michigan


Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
Sunday, February 10, 2019
1:00 PM

Obituary Notice

Sophie Schleicher
Age 97, of East Tawas, Michigan died under the loving care of hospice and her caregiver and family at her home on Friday, February 1, 2019. She was born the daughter of Fred and Katherine (Boran) Ponace on August 15, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan. Sophie graduated from Pershing High School Class of 1939. She had the proud accomplishment of perfect attendance from kindergarten through her senior year! Sophie married Walter Hook on January 17, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan and together they raised three children and shared 19 years of marriage before his passing in 1961. Sophie loved to travel and enjoyed playing games on the computer and crocheting afghans and slippers that she would often gift to her family and friends. She was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1950 and as a Bible teacher she loved volunteering her time. It was during her time volunteering on a construction project where she met Donald Schleicher whom she married on May 14, 1994 in Washington, Michigan and together they shared 24 years of marriage. Sophie is survived by her children, Walter (Carol) Hook, Kathleen (David) Hinz and Daniel (Leticia) Hook; her half - brother Robert (Carol) Zoub; grandchildren, Kimberly (Butch) Repp, Kelly (Daryl) Kunde, Claire (Dale) Beever and great grandchildren, Belle Kunde, Connor Kunde, Ian Repp, Cameron Beever and Lilly Beaver. Sophie was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Walter Hook and Donald Schleicher and her half - sister and brother – in- law Josphine (Carl) Wilson. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in East Tawas, Michigan. The family will welcome friends at 12 o’clock Noon until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made in Sophie’s name to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 1745 N. US 23 East Tawas, Michigan 48730. Condolences may be shared at


Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses


Greenwood Cemetery


We join with you in your loss In saying “Good Night” to your dear mother at her death and “Good Morning!!” at her resurrection just around the corner!
— Larry and Peggy McKinnon
A real spiritual woman and so kind. Made the best pierogi we ever had! We look forward to welcoming her back in paradise.
— The Guses - Nick & Fran
Sophie joined our family as my Grandmother the same year I married my husband. She was a very strong spiritual woman who always did all she could to stand firm in her relationship with Jehovah. I hope to always follow that example. She was always hospitable encouraging us to stay with her and my Grandpa. We have many memories playing cards and even a trip to the Damns that are near where they lived. We loved her very much and can't wait to see her again!
— Stacy Heidt
No words just love ❤️ Mike and Lisa
— Mike and lisa
We're so sorry for your loss but grateful for our wonderful hope.
— Jack and Michelle Hubbard
Both Marj and myself have fond memories of aunt Sophie. Her spirituality was an excellent example to follow. Soon we'll see her again.
Our hope is secure.
— James Wilson
Sophie was a great example to me. She was so hardworking. She was always so active and did so much!! One of the last times I visited, even though her sight was failing and she was feeling unsteady, she was busy getting breakfast ready for the next morning, prepping the coffee, and preparing a medication list. She accomplished so many things and I truly was amazed by her and her accomplishments. We shared the hope of a future earthly paradise (Psalms 37:10&11) and I cannot imagine getting through these difficult times without being able to focus on that.
— Nicole Foley

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