Sophia J. Leaf-Abrahamson, 11, of St. Michael, ND, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at Sanford Health Center in Fargo, ND, with loving family and friends at her side.
Sophia J. Leaf-Abrahamson, 11, of St. Michael, ND, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at Sanford Health Center in Fargo, ND, with loving family and friends at her side. The Wake for Sophia will be held on Friday, Feb. 23 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Tekakwitha Center with a Rosary, Prayer Service and Time of Remembrance at 7 p.m. The procession to St. Michael will leave at 5 p.m. from City Plaza in Devils Lake. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Paul Schuster celebrating the Mass. Sophia Jean, precious daughter of Angela Leaf and Thomas Abrahamson, was born on June 17, 2006, at Devils Lake. She spent her short life living in St. Michael, attended school at Sweetwater in Devils Lake and was now a 6th grade student at Central Middle School. She was a baptized member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Sophia’s favorite hobbies were drawing, painting, reading, playing outdoors, listening to music and spending time with the family. She loved when it came to holidays and summer because that meant that she would be spending time with family from out-of-town. During the summer months she would either be swimming, fishing, traveling, camping in the yard, climbing trees. Fall months was basically just being outdoors playing in the trees, fallen leaves or helping decorate for the holidays. Winter months were spent either indoors with reading, playing on the computer, video games and when outside, it was sledding, building snow forts, coloring the snow with different food color water, or practicing her snowboarding. Her favorite subject in school was Art, she loved learning the different ways to draw and paint. She loved showing family and friends her artwork or talking about what she learned in art. The music she listened to varied from rock and roll to kids’ songs. She would either be caught dancing or singing along and when going on road trips she was the one in charge picking the songs. She loved learning to play the piano and guitar. Sophia was such an independant and driven little girl. She was teaching herself how to speak in Dakota and Japanese. When it came to something she wanted to do, her mind was set and she was going to do things one way or another. She was in Tae Kwon Do during a period of time and was planning on joining gymnastics. Her big heart, smile, infectious laugh brought light to any room. She had a unique personality that made her stand out in an extraordinary way. She is loved forever and will be remembered for her sweet, loving and caring ways she imprinted onto anyone she came in contact with. Sophia leaves her loving family which includes her parents, Angela Leaf (David Bodnar) and Thomas Abrahamson (Sherri Abrahamson); sisters, Hannah Abrahamson and Phoenix Abrahamson; brothers, Riley Leaf and D’Artangon St. John; grandparents, Rita Leaf, Dawn Abrahamson and Victor ‘Sonny’ Abrahamson; great-grandparents, Betty Ditter and Ronald Anderson; aunts and uncles, Ryan and Angie Leaf, Michael and Nicole Leaf, Steven and Angel Leaf, Elizabeth Leaf, Chanda and Jason Klemisch, James Abrahamson, Cameron and Alyssa Abrahamson, John Bernard and Michael Abrahamson; many great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins. She is protected in the afterlife by her grandpa, Dean Leaf; great-grandparents, Angeline and Kenneth LaCroix, Rufus and Veronica Leaf, Cliff and Beatrice Abrahamson; great-uncles, Stanley LaCroix, Joseph LaCroix and Jimmy Leaf. A special thank you to the Spirit Lake Ambulance, St. Alexius Hospital, Devils Lake, Valley Flight and Sanford Pediatric Center for your dedicated service.