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Sofietje Gerung

September 14, 1939 — July 3, 2024

Sofietje Gerung

September 14, 1939 — July 3, 2024

In Loving Memory of Sofietje Gerung


Sofietje Gerung, a devoted soul who embraced her Savior, the Lord Jesus, wholeheartedly has peacefully passed away on July 3, 2024. Her presence illuminated the lives of those around her, and profound love for God's Word echoed in her every action.


Sofietje's journey began on September 14, 1939, in Indonesia, where she was born into a world that would soon be touched by her unwavering faith and kindness. Her light continued to shine until her final moments in Victorville, CA, where she transitioned into eternal peace.


Though known for her humility and gentleness, Sofietje possessed a remarkable strength as a prayer warrior. Her ceaseless prayers have undoubtedly woven an everlasting tapestry of blessings over her family, friends, and beyond. She exemplified the essence of a Godly woman—a beacon of grace and love to all who knew her.


Family who cherish Sofietje's memory include her beloved daughter Sylvie Tenda, son-in-law Welly Rey, son Marnes Tenda, daughter-in-law Fonny Lumintang, daughter Meike Tenda, granddaughter Marilyn Palar, grandson-in-law Harry Palar, grandson David Tenda, granddaughter Anastasia Tenda, grandson-in-law Natanael Tulangou, grandson Matthew Tenda, great grandsons Brandon Palar and Andrew Palar, great granddaughter Michelle Tapan, great grandson Timothy Tapan.  Sofietje was predeceased by her husband Johannes Tenda and grandson Edmond Tapan.


Services to honor and celebrate the life of Sofietje Gerung will be held at Claremont Presbyterian Church located at 1111 North Mountain Avenue in Claremont, CA. A viewing will take place on August 3, 2024, starting at 9:00 AM followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Burial graveside service will take place at Forest Lawn in West Covina at 1:30 PM. May we come together to pay our respects to a remarkable soul who has left an indelible mark on our hearts.


As we bid farewell to Sofietje Gerung, let us carry forward her legacy of love and devotion in Christ. May her spirit continue to guide us through life's journey until we meet again in eternity.  May her memory be a blessing and may her soul rest in eternal peace.


II Timothy 4:7-8

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that loved His appearing."

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Saturday, August 3, 2024

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Saturday, August 3, 2024

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