Obit: Sommer, Vernon Gilbert Alvin #2 (1922 - 2009)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Baumgartner, Hardrath, Hunsicker, Johnson, Krebsbach, Schubert, Schutte, Sommer, Stecker, Wachsmuth, Wickham, Woik

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co. WI), Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sommer, Vernon Gilbert Alvin (August 14, 1922 - January 15, 2009)

Vernon Gilbert Alvin Sommer, 86, of the town of Green Grove in Clark County, died Thursday, January 15, 2009 at the Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in Abbotsford, Wis.

Vernon was born on August 14, 1922 in Green Grove to Theodore and Hertha (Woik) Sommer. He graduated from Owen High School in 1940 and at that time he took over the family farm and farmed there until 1986.

On December 28, 1946, Vernon married Jeanette Stecker at First United Church of Christ in Colby, Wis. In 1979 Vernon and Jeanette were honored with a century farm. Vernon was an active life-long member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he served as president and head of the cemetery association. He possessed a fun competitive nature which showed up when playing and watching sports and playing cards. He was one of the instrumental people in planning and organizing the softball diamond in Atwood. Vernon also loved deer hunting with his brothers, sons, grandsons, but of all of his accomplishments, Vernon was most proud of his family.

Vernon is survived by his wife Jeanette of Curtiss; and his two sons, Gary (Sandy) Sommer, Owen, David (Wanda) Sommer, Owen; his daughters, Shirley (Joe) Wickham, Madison, Sharon Sommer, Madison, Linda (Dale) Krebsbach, Mosinee, Lois (Larry) Schubert, Marshfield; Peg (Brian) Baumgartner, Arcadia and Nancy Johnson, Fall Creek. Vernon is further survived by 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; and a sister, Marilyn (Len) Wachsmuth, Gray’s Lake, Ill., and one sister-in-law Karen Sommer of LaCrosse.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Gail; two brothers, Donald and Marlyn; and two sisters, Ruth Schutte and Eileen Hardrath.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 19, 2009 at St. Paul Lutheran Church (North Green Grove Church) in rural Colby, Wis. The Rev. Dr. Paul C. Hunsicker will preside. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service all at the church on Monday. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is assisting Vernon’s family with funeral arrangements.

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