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➔ Catherine (Katie Fuhrman) Sommer - obituary


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Mitchell Daily Republic - Feb. 8, 1988

PARKSTON — Mrs. Andrew
(Catherine) Sommer, 71, Parkston
died Friday, Feb. 5, 1988. Funeral
services were held Monday at 10:30
a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church in Parkston with burial in
the church cemetery.

Catherine Fuhrman a born
March 13, 1916; near Parkston. She
married Andrew Sommer at
Parkston on April 24, 1934. They
farmed near Parkston and retired
into town in 1970. She had worked at
local cafes and the nursing home.

She was a member of the Catholic
Daughters of American, the Altar
Society, and the St. Mary’s Society.

She is survived by her husband,
one daughter, Sister Laverne
Sommer, Freeport, Ill.; three sons,
Francis, Delmont; Charles, Mit-
chell; and Al, St. Paul, Minn; 10
grandchildren, three sisters,
Theresa Weber. Dimock: Josephine
Tischler, Armour; Helen Sedgwick,
Mitchell; and one brother, Victor
Fuhrman, Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her
parents and one brother.

Sioux Falls Argus Leader - Feb. 11, 1988
Catherine Sommer

PARKSTON — Catherine
Sommer, 71, of Parkston died
Friday in St. Benedict Hospital in

Catherine Fuhrman was born
March 13, 1916, near Parkston.;
She married Andrew Sommer
April 24, 1934, in Parkston. They
farmed near Parkston and in 1970
retired to town, where she worked
in the local cafe and nursing
home. She was a member of the
Catholic Daughters of America,
St. Mary’s Society and the Altar
Society. '

Survivors include her husband,
Andrew; three sons: Francis, Del-
mont; Charles, Mitchell; and Al,
St. Paul, Minn; a daughter, Sister
Laverne Sommer, Freeport Ill.; a
brother, Victor Fuhrman, Alexan-
dria; three sisters: Theresa
Weber, Dimock; Josephine Tis-
chler, Armour; and Helen Sedg-
wick, Mitchell; and ten grandchil-

Funeral Mass will begin at 10
a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, Parkston. Burial
will be in the parish cemetery.

A wake will be from noon to 5
p.m. today in Hasson Funeral
Home and from 7 to 9 p.m. in the
church, with a wake service at
7:30 p.m.

Date published:
February 1988

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