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Sophie Wutzke

May 3, 1937 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 83)


Sophie Wutzke, 83 of Stevensville passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland, St. Joseph.

Memorial contributions may be given to Your Story Hour, P.O. Box 15, Berrien Springs, MI 49103. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, Bridgman. Online condolences accepted at

Sophie was born May 3, 1937 in Cacinci, Yugoslavia (Croatia) the daughter of the late Peter and Sophia (Brauchler) Riess. On January 2, 1955 she married Willibald Wutzke and he preceded her in death on November 10, 2012.  Sophie and Willi were members of Pioneer Memorial Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Berrien Springs. Sophie enjoyed spending time with her loved ones, was an avid baker, and treasured her many years with her water aerobics friends.

Survivors include her son: David (Jenny Ford) Wutzke of Rogers, Arkansas; daughter: Esther Penn of Stevensville, Michigan; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.

 Sophie was preceded in death by a son: Alfred Wutzke in 2005, and brothers, Friedrich Riess in 1934, Jakob Riess in 1941 and Philipp Riess in 2014.

 Arrangements entrusted to Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, Boyd Chapel. 9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman.

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Graceland Cemetery
8350 Red Arrow Hwy
Bridgman, MI 49106


Your Story Hour
P.O. Box 15, Berrien Springs MI 49103

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