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In loving memory of Sonja Carmen Cardani who passed away on Wednesday, March 31st in Des Moines, Iowa. Sonja was born January 26, 1963 to Don and K. Anne Christensen in West Bend, Iowa. She attended West Bend Community Schools until fifth grade, when she moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and lived there with her sister and her sister’s husband until her junior year in high school, when she moved back to West Bend.

On September 25, 1987, she was united in marriage to Chris Cardani in Iowa City. They were blessed with a daughter, Logan on August 27, 1993, and a second daughter, Madison on September 11, 1995.

Rather than fancy clothes and jewels, family was the most important thing in her life. She loved big family dinners on holidays and made the best baked beans for those dinners.

She is survived by her best friend and loving husband, Chris, and daughters Logan and Madison. She is also survived by her sister Betty Henely, brother Don Christensen Jr. (Eileen), sister Sharon Naughton (Mark), father-in-law Jack Cardani (Jo), sisters-in-law Diane Carson (Chance), Cheryl Feldman (Mike) and Karen Dage, nephews Jared Hix (Becky), Tyler Hix (Eliza), Craig Henley (Kathy) and Sean Christensen, as well as nieces Tricia Carson (Mike), Melanie Christensen, Lauren Carson, Kim and Jennifer Dage, grand nieces Madelyn Hix, Anna Carson and Lauren Henely, and grand nephews Edmund Hix, Jacob Hix, Matt Henely and Trent Henely.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, mother-in-law Shirley Cardani, brothers-in-law Harlan E. Henley and Ron Dage and nephew Todd Henely.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Hamilton Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street in Des Moines on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 2:00-5:00.

She was loved by all who met her and will be imprinted with love in our memories. Memorials may be made to her family for burial expenses.



Service Details

Service:
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Celebration of Life
2:00 to 5:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines
Disposition:
Cremation prior to service
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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