Mabel Sommerfeld

Mabel Sommerfeld, 94, of Wayne, died Monday, May 27, 2019 at Country View Care in Wayne.

Memorial services will be held Friday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. The Rev. Jeanne Madsen and Chaplain Deb Hammer will officiate. Memorial visitation will be held Thursday, May 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne with family present. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

Memorials may be directed to Mabel's family for later designation.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

Mabel Anna Sommerfeld was born May 25, 1925 to Albert and Louise (Wittler) Brader on her parents' farm near Wayne. She was baptized and confirmed at Theophilus Evangelical Lutheran Church near Winside. She attended rural school, received her high school diploma and her Masters in Custodial. Mabel married LeRoy Johnson on Jan. 23, 1942 at Theophilus Church near Winside. They farmed south of Winside. In 1951 the couple moved to a farm northwest of Wakefield, where they lived for nearly 39 years. LeRoy passed away in 1979.  Mabel married Roy Sommerfeld, on Aug. 28, 1981 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wayne. The couple lived in Wayne. Mabel was employed as a custodian at the Wayne State College Library from 1980 until 1995. She was later employed in custodial work at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Robert and Mary Y. Benthack Wayne City Library and the Pizza Hut in Wayne. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, past President of Lutheran Church Women at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, member of American Legion Auxiliary, and past President of Wayne County Lutheran Brotherhood for eight years.

Survivors include one son, Richard  (Janice) Johnson of Wakefield; one daughter, Betty Ann (Jerry) Wyatt of Pilger;  three stepchildren, Cynthia Jorgensen of Lincoln, Ed Sommerfeld of Seward, and Kirk (Ardie) Sommerfeld of Wayne; one step-daughter-in-law, Judy (Sommerfeld) Sloup of Seward; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul (Janice) Brader of  Norfolk and Herbert Brader of  Oakland;  sisters, Josephine Hogan of Sioux City, Iowa and Gladys (Brader) Dooley of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Adelia Brader of Norfolk;  nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, LeRoy Johnson in 1979 and Roy Sommerfeld in 2004; daughter, Mary Lynn, in 1968; stepson, Jim Sommerfeld;  two brothers, Marvin Brader and Kenneth Brader; sisters, Neva Lorenzen, Arline Hammer, Lenola Kramer and Viola Junck; sisters-in-law, Virginia Johnson, Violet Johnson and Dorothy Brader.    

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Wyatt, Richard Johnson, Todd Wyatt, Chris Benson, Rodney Hoops and Gary Lorenzen.

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