Sophie Helen (Szudzik) Baweja

February 20, 1925 ~ June 26, 2019 (age 94)

Sophie Baweja, age 94, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Valentine “Bill” Baweja; son, Valentine J. “Bill” Baweja; daughter-in-law, Eileen Baweja; special friends, Ruth Belka and Marie Hall.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Rose (Cal) Brower, Hank Baweja, Tony (Mary) Baweja, Ray Baweja, Ed (Cathy) Baweja, Ruth Baweja; daughter-in-law Linda Baweja; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Sophie was a member of St. Therese Church and the VFW Auxilliary where she volunteered her time for many years. Sophie retired from Bradford White Corporation after 19 years. The family would like to thank the staff at Byron Center Manor for their years of loving and compassionate care. The family would also like to thank Ray and Martha Szudzik for their many acts of kindness and support to Sophie.

Visitation with the family will be held from 2 – 4PM and 6 – 8PM, Sunday, June 30, 2019 with a rosary beginning at 7:30PM at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home, 312 N Main St., Wayland. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM Monday, July 1, 2019 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 128 Cedar St., Wayland with Father Alphonse Savarimuth presiding.   

Interment will be at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. 

In honor of Sophie, contributions may be made to St. Therese Catholic Church and Wayland VFW Woman’s Auxiliary.  The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at

Donations may be made to:

St. Therese Catholic Church
128 Cedar St., Wayland MI 49348
Tel: 1-269-792-2138

VFW of Wayland - Women's Auxillary
735 S. Main St, Wayland MI 49348
Tel: 1-269-792-2975

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