Mary L. Sommer

Mary L. Sommer, 62, of the Town of Fredonia died Friday, Oct. 5, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

Mrs. Sommer was born on Aug. 5, 1956, in Milwaukee to John J. and Audrey Oelke Blake. She graduated from Juneau High School, afterwards workng at Sears in the office and then in the office at Pfister-Vogel Tannery, where her father worked. It was there she met Ronald Sommer from Mequon. They married on Sept. 18, 1976, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Thiensville.

They lived in Mequon and Cedarburg, during which time she worked at Lasata Care Center as a certified nursing assistant.

In 1992, they moved to Fredonia.

Mrs. Sommer worked at Guy and O’Neil  and the Village Market in Fredonia, where she was a fixture in the community, her son James Sommer said.

She also helped organize funeral luncheons at St. Rose of Lima Catholic church in Fredonia.

Mrs. Sommer was a proud mother and grandmother.

“She was selfless, caring and loving; she always put others first,” James Sommer said. “Her house was always open, especially to  any of her kids and grandkids. If anybody needed antyhing, she was there.

“She was the sun for our family. Everything revolved around her,” he said.

Mrs. Sommer is survived by her husband, children James of Fredonia, Jason (Amanda) of Allenton, Sara Nelson of Fredonia and Ashley (Foster) Braddy of Saukville; grandchildren Hannah, Blake, Lili, Emily and Eliza; siblings John (Kathy) Blake of Dousman and Arthur (Susan) Blake of Holland, Mich., Joyce (Ken) Schmitz of Manitowoc and Lois (Robert) Ross of Magnolia, Ark. She was preceded in death by her parents.  

At her request no funeral services will be held.  Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or charity of givers choice are appreciated.

Poole Funeral Home in Port Washington assisted the family.



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