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Connie Sommer

February 24, 2023
Grand Rapids, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Cornelia L. Sommer, “Connie” Age 94, of Grand Rapids, MI, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 24, 2023. She was born in South Dakota in the Fall of 1928 to the late Albert and Marie DeVries. Along with her parents, Connie is preceded in death by her daughter Edith and her three brothers. Connie is survived by her husband of 70 years, Jules W. Sommer and their children Louise (Ray Van Velsen) Sommer, Mark (Mary Ann) Sommer, Nancy (John) Collins, as well as by her grandchildren Dustin Sommer and Jan Kosters. She had graduated from Aquinas College with a Masters Degree in Education and will be remembered for dedicated service to the Grand Rapids Public School District for her many years as a teacher. She enjoyed her arts and crafts, especially her Afghan knitting and her affection for bird watching. Funeral and interment services have taken place at Connie’s church and cemetery, The Cathedral of Saint Andrew and Mt. Calvary Cemetery respectively. To read more about Connie, to share a memory, or to sign her guestbook, visit www.heritagelifestory.com