Erna E. Sommer, 81

Erna E. Sommer of Mequon, was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at the age of 81.

She was the beloved wife of the late Walter G. Sommer; and the  dearest mother of Walter B. (Debra) Sommer, Wendy (Daniel) Eastman, Donald (Joan) Sommer, Debra (Timothy) Lamers, and Kristine (James) Anderson. She was also the loving and proud grandma of Emily, Grant (Laura), and Philip Sommer; Sarah, Benjamin, and Jonathan Eastman; Elizabeth and Melissa Sommer; Matthew, Andrew, Michael, Tommy, and Jessica Lamers; and Natalie and Scott Anderson.

Erna was born on Feb. 23, 1929, in Sheboygan to George and Anna (nee Seybold) Schuessel. She married Walter G. Sommer on June 11, 1955, at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, in Milwaukee. Their marriage was blessed with five children. In addition to being a loving and devoted mother, Erna, played an instrumental role in operating the family business, Sommerís Automotive.  She was also a longtime member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church West Mequon, Mequon Womenís Club, T-M Postscripts and Northshore Country Club.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church West Mequon, 11450 N. Wauwatosa Road, followed by a Christian funeral service at noon. The Rev. Kenneth Kolberg will officiate the funeral service.  Interment will take place at the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church West Mequon or the charity of your choice are appreciated.

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Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.