Sophie Elle Egner was born on Saturday, April 18, 2020, to Joe and Brianne (Walgamuth) Egner. Small but strong, she fought valiantly for ten hours before passing away peacefully in her mother’s arms on Sunday, April 19, 2020. During that time
Sophie was baptized by her father, and her family finds peace in the knowledge they will someday hold their angel again.
With blonde hair and a nose to match that of her big sister, Sophie was deeply loved despite her short time on earth. Her family looked forward to her arrival with joyful anticipation, and her big sister often snuggled next to her in her mother’s tummy. Sophie will always remain her parents’ precious baby and Vivian’s little sister.
In addition to her parents, Sophie is survived by her sister, Vivian Kate; maternal grandparents, Patrick and LaVerta “Shelly” Walgamuth; paternal grandparents, Edward Egner and Daryl and Kelli Shoemaker; great-grandparents, Judy Walgamuth, Ethel (Ernie) McQueary, Carolyn (Kent) Harting and Jim (Lisa) Shoemaker; aunts and uncles, Katie (Corey) Kosins, Erin (Charlie Peters) Egner, Caitlin (Matt Kopchinski) Jackson and Sydney (Brad Higginson) Jordan; and cousins, Jaelyn, Charlotte and Chloe Peters and Cora and Kyler Kosins. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Terry Walgamuth, LaVerta Sundheimer, Lewis Moore, Donald Egner and Beth Shoemaker.
Private family services will be held on Friday, April 24, at 11 a.m. with Father Dennis DiBenedetto and Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Sophie Elle Egner, memorial contributions may be made to Manchester Early Learning Center, 705 North Market Street, North Manchester, IN 46962 or Daniel’s Place, 113 West Main Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.
The family has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.
Condolences may be emailed to mckeemortuary.com