She was born October 17, 1938, in Grand Haven to Frederick and Lillian (Lange) Frovog. Sonja married William Earl Chittenden on June 21, 1958, in Spring Lake.
Sonja graduated from Spring Lake High School. After her marriage to William, they lived in Japan during his service in the Navy, with their first son, Bill. Sonja loved cooking and baking, reading, wintering in Florida, and most of all spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William, on June 1, 2016; her parents; her son, Steven Mark Chittenden; granddaughter, Angela Chittenden; and three sisters: Sally Bell-Molenkamp, Aleta “Penny” Dornbos and Maxine Palen.
She is lovingly remembered by her son, William Chittenden of Grand Haven; her daughter, Kelly (Dave) Devoe of Southlake, Texas; her granddaughters: Stefanie (Dustin) Brown of Spring Lake, and Brooke and Devaney Devoe of Southlake, Texas; her grandson, Jordan Wetterman; her three great-grandchildren: Breslin, Clara and Lennon; her sister, Beverly (Robert) Stevenson; her brothers-in-law, Rodney Chittenden and Robert Dornbos; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life for family and friends will be held within the the next several weeks; time and location to be confirmed. Interment will be in Spring Lake Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Ronald McDonald House or Hospice of North Ottawa Community are appreciated. Share memories with the family at their online guest book at www.sytsemafh.com.