Thomas Sommerfeld, Shakopee, formerly of Sleepy Eye, died Feb. 27, 2012, at the age of 62. A Memorial Service was held March 2, at Cremation Society of Minnesota in Edina, with Rev. Diana Hunstad officiating. Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Thomas is a 1967 graduate of Sleepy Eye High School. Following graduation, Thomas served four years in the United States Navy. He graduated from welding school in Willmar in 1974. Thomas enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, camping and spending time with family and friends.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Maxine Sommerfeld. He is survived by his sons, Matthew and Russell Sommerfeld; sisters, Joyce Sommerfeld and Judy (Don) Brown, all of Sleepy Eye; niece, Darcie Brown of New Ulm; and Jared Brown of Courtland.