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Sonja L. Cisna

October 30, 1924 January 26, 2016
Sonja L. Cisna
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Obituary for Sonja L. Cisna

PEORIA – Sonja L. Cisna, 91, of Peoria passed away at 9:29 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at UnityPoint Health – Proctor.

Sonja was born on Oct. 30, 1924, in Brest-Litowsk, Poland, to the late Peter and Olga (Sobel) Salamacha.

She was also preceded in death by one sister.

She is survived by three daughters, Sonja Waters of Calhoun, Ga., Mary (Andrew) Kern of Novi, Mich., and Charlotte Cisna-King of Germantown Hills; nine grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews.

Sonja graduated from Joseph Pilsudki University in Warsaw. She worked as a buyer for Bergner’s for 20 years, retiring in 1983.

She was a former member of the United Nations Relief-Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) during World War II. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Altrusa International, where she was a past president.

Sonja was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and attended Latin Mass at St. Philomena Catholic Church.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 am Monday February 012, 2016, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Fr. Alexander Millar will officiate. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to mass. Burial will be in Fon du Lac Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

1

Feb

10:00 AM 2/1/2016 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 2/1/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

1

Feb

10:30 AM 2/1/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fon Du Lac Cemetery Final Resting Place

266 S Washington
East Peoria, IL 61611

266 S Washington East Peoria 61611 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

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