Obituary: Sophie E. Muter

Sophie E. Muter                            Sept. 1, 1921 to April 14, 2020

Sophie E. Muter (Fonk), aged 98, of Stockbridge, MI, formerly of Warren and Hamtramck, MI, passed away at her home on April 14, 2020. She was born in Hamtramck, MI on September 1, 1921 the daughter of the late Stanley and Eleanore (Koziatek) Fonk. On March 2, 1946, she married the late Joseph Muter. She is survived by her two daughters, Marci (Robert) Grattan/Traube and Luci (Tom) Rogers. Also surviving are her four grandchildren, Eric (Lisa) Grattan, Mark (Kate) Grattan, Laura (Fiona) Grattan, and Sarah (Tim) Salow; great-grandchildren Matthew, Luna, and Sophiana.

An accomplished pianist and opera singer, Sophie and her husband met on stage in high school and thoroughly enjoyed music throughout their lives. Sophie was a gentle soul who cared for her husband, children, and grandchildren, while working outside the home in tax preparation and throughout her retirement. She was deeply devoted to her Catholic faith and continued praying nightly throughout her time in hospice. Sophie was intelligent and witty and kept her daughters and family laughing as she aged.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date at St. Mary Catholic Parish Pinckney. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Parish Pinckney  or to the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph.


Arrangements by Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Stockbridge.

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