Sophia “Sophie” V. Van Hook, 104, passed away peacefully May 28, 2018 at Rosewood on Broadway Nursing Home, Fargo.
Sophie was born March 7, 1914 in Perham, Minnesota to John and Margaret (Feidler) Guck.
After her schooling, Sophie moved to Fargo, ND. She was employed at the Fargo Sanitarium for 2-3 years as a nurse. She then did home nursing care until she was married. Sophie married Fyrrol Van Hook on June 10, 1943 in the sacristy of the Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, MN. Fyrrol was home on leave and immediately returned to his post at Fort Dix. A few months later she joined him Trenton, NJ. They lived there for close to one year. After he was sent overseas, she came back home to Fargo to live. In 1960 she began working for the ND State Seed Department as a Seed Analyst. She was employed there for 20 years. Sophie has been an active volunteer in St. Mary’s Cathedral in many areas including a year as an officer in the guild and PTA leader for the school. She has been a member of the Catholic Daughters for over 65 years. Sophie spent so much time at the Newman Center at NDSU that it was a second home. She helped to cook many meals in addition to other volunteer work. She began bowling after she lost her eyesight and continued enjoying the sport until she was 90 years old.
Sophie is survived by her children, John (Mary) Van Hook of Golden Valley, MN, Tom (Patty Lavin) Van Hook of Chandler, AZ; and grandchildren Jennifer (Doug) White of Falls Church, VA, Richard (Beth) Van Hook, Charlottesville, VA.
Sophie is preceded by her husband and brothers and sisters.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Cardinal Muench Endowment Fund or Catholic Development Foundation.