Sonja J. Sterling, 78, of Andover, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2022, at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 27th, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services. Memorial may be made to the Sonja Sterling Memorial Fund.
Sonja June Wislander was born March 21, 1943 in Geneseo, the daughter of Luther P. and Edith L. Strandberg Wislander. She was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1961. Her marriage to Robert Sterling took place on October 13, 1963 in Moline. Sonja attended the Moline Institute of Commerce for nine month and then began her employment with John Deere in 1962. She worked as a secretary in various departments until retiring in 2003.
Her memberships included a quilting club and the New England MGT Register Club. She and Bob enjoyed traveling to many parts of the country and foreign countries with the automobile club, and Sonja made quilts for many years as part of the quilting group.
Those surviving are her husband, Robert, a brother, Gordon Wislander, Cambridge, a sister-in-law, Louella, and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Her parents and a brother, Ed Wislander, preceded her in death.