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March 28, 1924 – Sunday, January 14, 2018

Service Information
St. Joseph the Worker, Maple Grove, MN
Friday, January 19, 2018
10:00 AM

Visitation Information
St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, Maple Grove
Thursday, January 18, 2018
beginning at 4:00 PM

Jenkins, Sophie M., nee Morgan, age 93, of Minneapolis and the Leech Lake and White Earth Nations, passed away on January 14, 2018, surrounded by family. Her caring nature was exemplified in every aspect of her life, from helping raise her siblings after their mother’s untimely death to her work as a former nurse’s aide at St. Barnabas Hospital and the countless hours spent nurturing her grandchildren.

A fierce advocate for the marginalized, she was a foster parent to dozens of children and a witness to God’s love for the homeless, drug-addicted, and gang-affiliated across the Twin Cities.

Sophie is survived by her sister, Eliza “Cookie” Cloud, her daughters; Bertha Sanders, Bonnie (Jerry) Steele, and Belinda Lilienfeld, her grandchildren; Kevin Sanders, Nicole Steele, Jamie Steele, Ashley Steele, Sean-Michael Steele, Jason Jenkins, Joshua Jenkins, and Jeremy Jenkins, and many great-grandchildren as well as nieces; Lisa Morgan, Ronnie Gustafson, Traci Cloud, Dorothea Cloud, Coleen Gullickson, Wanda Anderson, and Pamela Scharmer, and nephews; Jerry Morgan, Eddy Morgan, and Merrill Cloud. She is reunited in heaven with her husband, Nick Jenkins, parents; John Morgan, Sr. and Nora Rock, brothers; James Morgan, John Morgan, Jr., Reuben Morgan, Larry Cloud Morgan, Elmer Morgan, and Edward Morgan, sister, Eliza Morgan, cousins; Rose Morgan Johnson, Agnes Morgan Kingbird, Tom Morgan, Lawrence “Buzzy” Morgan, Fern Morgan Haugen, Richard Sailor, and Edward Morgan, and nephews; Colin Cloud and Ronald “Chester” Morgan.

A traditional Ojibwe all night wake began at 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at St. Joseph the Worker, 7180 Hemlock Lane N, Maple Grove, MN 55368. Drum Group was Northern Lights.

Funeral service for Sophia Jenkins was held at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 19, 2018 at St. Joseph the Worker.

Honorary Casket Bearers: Eliza “Cookie” Cloud, Bertha Sanders, Bonnie Steele, Belinda Lilienfeld, Jason Jenkins, Joshua Jenkins, Jeremy Jenkins, Jordan Sanders, Jerry Morgan, Eddy Morgan, Traci Cloud, Ronnie Gustafson, Dorothea Cloud, Merrill Cloud, Coleen Gullickson, Lisa Morgan, Wanda Anderson, Pamela “Beebs” Scharmer.

Casket Bearers: Kevin Sanders, Ashley Steele, Jamie Steele, Jerry Steele, Nicole Steele, Sean-Michael Steele

Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN served the family.

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Shelly Foster

    To all of Sophie’s family, my thoughts and heart are with you. I met Sophie about 40 years ago and I have many memories of great conversations with her. I am reflecting back on her and will always remember her quiet wisdom and great smile. I can hear her laughing. It makes me smile. She will be missed. Sophie, I can see you in heaven eating ribs with Nick.
    Love, Shelly


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