Sonia Etl

Sonia l Etl

Monday, January 3rd, 1938 - Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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Sonia “Soni” L. (Anderson) Etl, of Merino, Colorado passed away January 30, 2019, in Fort Collins after a long battle with cancer.

She was born January 3, 1938, in Haxtun to John & Cora (Josh) Anderson.

Soni graduated from Haxtun High School in 1955. She married Herman “Dick” Etl in October of 1955. They lived in Fleming, Sterling, Goodland Kan., and Greeley before buying a home in Windsor in 1966 with their two young boys, Rick and Rob. They enjoyed weekends boating and water skiing on Windsor Lake. She attended AIMS Community College before a career in accounting and partnerships in several business ventures. After the passing of Dick in 2007, she married Ed Lechman in 2010. Throughout the years she has enjoyed many years of boating, sewing, puzzles, being outdoors, dinner theater, and travel as well as spending time with family and friends. She was an active member at Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church in Sterling. Soni volunteered for the care program for abused children, the Catholic Church, and multiple other organizations throughout the years.

Soni is survived by her husband, Ed Lechman; children Richard J. Etl and Robert W. (Tammie) Etl, siblings Anna Mae (Walt) Quick, Lillian Anderson, Patricia Gibbs, Ella Coston; three Grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, first husband Herman “Dick” Etl; siblings Alvin Anderson, Elwin Anderson, Edward Anderson, Nathan Anderson, Orton Anderson, and Nada Anderson

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Sterling on February 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pathways Hospice, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

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    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Anthony's Catholic Church
    326 S 3rd St
    STERLING, CO 80751
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Posted at 08:36pm
And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4


Posted at 05:41pm
Dear Etl Family, I am so sorry for your loss. When we lose a love one in death it is never easy. During this difficult time may your family find comfort in Gods word the Bible that soon we will see our love ones again. -John 5:28,29

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