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Sophia Margaret Deutz

Sophia Margaret Deutz was born on March 23, 2007, in Sioux Falls, SD. She had medical problems that manifested at an early age. Despite these difficulties, she made a lasting impact on her family, friends, many caregivers and all who knew her. She communicated with her sparkling and dazzling smile. Sophia enjoyed kids and chaos, whether with her energetic siblings or schoolmates. She was drawn to water and enjoyed her baths and time at the swimming pool. She also enjoyed swinging and the trampoline. Sophia was a fan of Disney Movies, especially Moana. Her time with us was short, but her impact was large. Sophia filled our hearts with love and will never be forgotten. Sophia died on Monday, July 24, 2017, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She had been fighting congestive heart failure for the past nine months. Sophia is survived by her parents Craig Deutz (Lynn Zurn) and Michelle Portner (Dave Coudert) brother Logan, twin sister Belle, two year old brother Nash, grandparents Bill and Becky Deutz of Marshall, Margaret Portner of New Ulm, several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and extended family. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Gary Portner and special family friend Lois Sellner. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester or Children’s Heart Association.

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Michelle....my deepest condolences to you and your family. Looking at her picture made me smile so she had a lot of spirit. Know that my arms are around you with a hug. Paula

Paula Petersen-Giles Jul 27 2017 4:25 PM

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your beautiful Sophia. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. She will forever be your beautiful angel watching over you. Hugs to you Michele and the rest of the family.

Jodi (Schmidt) Hilbert & Russ Jul 27 2017 2:51 PM

Dear Logan and Family, I am very sorry for your loss of Sophia. I will be thinking of and praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

Holland Netzley (logan's classmate) Jul 27 2017 12:12 PM

Thoughts and payers to the family of Sophia. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Laurie Schultz Jul 27 2017 9:56 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sophia Deutz

betty caldwell Jul 27 2017 9:53 AM

My deepest sympathy to Sophia's family. you will be missed on the school bus

betty caldwell Jul 27 2017 9:53 AM

Craig, I am so sorry to hear this! May strong people who have walked this road come alongside you to bring you encouragement and hope.

Michelle Maxwell Jul 27 2017 7:21 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. It is heart-wrenching to lose our young ones. Please accept my sincere condolences. After my daughter died I found comfort in the Bible, in particular Revelation 21:4 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. This beautiful promise tells of a future time when we will be reunited with those we have lost. May thoughts and scriptures like this be of comfort to you during this most difficult time.

Sharon Jul 27 2017 4:11 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family of Sophia Margaret. You are all in my prayers.

Heidi Hacker Jul 26 2017 12:13 PM

Thinking of each of you during this difficult time. Hugs for each! May you hold onto sweet memories of our happy Sophie. Praying you find peace in the days to come. Love, Condezo crew

Condezo family Jul 26 2017 7:30 AM

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