Sonja Maria Reschly

December 8, 1939 ~ November 23, 2019 (age 79)


Sonja M. Reschly, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, November 23, 2019 at her residence.
A memorial funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 27 in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Pastor Luann Benge will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in the Riverside Cemetery, Marshalltown, IA. The family will greet friends at a luncheon in the church fellowship hall immediately following the memorial service.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the city of Mt. Pleasant for the care of the trees in Central Park.
The Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to
Sonja Maria (Mullin) Reschly was born December 8, 1939 in Washington, DC. She was the daughter of Clyde Edward and Jorgine (Ausdal) Mullin. She moved to Iowa during WW II and graduated from Washington High School in 1957. While her children were young, she worked in the kitchen of WACO high school. For 30 years, Sonja was employed by the former Metromail Corp. She also worked a second job at the Sunrise Terrace Care Center in Winfield. She retired from Metromail after 30 years of employment. After retirement, Sonja worked as a Dietary Aide for Arbor Court where she was employed at the time of her death.
Sonja was a member of First United Methodist Church where she attended the Becomers Sunday School Class. She also volunteered for Kids Club, the Wednesday afterschool program of the church. She volunteered at the Fellowship Cup and was very active in the Summer Sacks lunch program. She loved flowers and gardening in tubs and pots. She held a special place in her heart for her cat Midnight as well as the neighborhood cats she fed.
Those thankful for sharing in Sonja's life include a son, Robert Jon Reschly, Jr. of Bell Aire, MD; a daughter, Heather E. Akintola of Cedar Rapids; 3 grandchildren - Michelle A. Reschly of Springfield, VA, Mary L. Reschly of Burlington and Robert J. Reschley III and his wife Cortney of Peoria, IL and 2 great grandsons - Robert F. Reschly and Hank J. Reschly.
Her parents and a sister, Marita Voorhies, precede Sonja in death.


NOV 27. 11:00 AM (CST)

First United Methodist Church
309 North Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA, 52641


NOV 27. 11:45 AM (CST)

First United Methodist Church
309 North Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA, 52641

Family Present to Greet Friends

NOV 27. 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)

First United Methodist Church
309 North Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA, 52641

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