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Vernon and Elizabeth Sommer
Husband's Full Name: Vernon A. Sommer
Husband's Place of Birth: Courtland, Nicollet, Minnesota
Husband's Father's Name: Frank Albert Sommer
Husband's Mother's Name: Emma Louise Schroeder
Husband's Siblings' Names: Sylvia, Eldon, Edwin, Marvin
Wife's Full Name: Elizabeth Lillian Fuhrman
Wife's Place of Birth: Minnesota
Wife's Father's Name: John Fuhrman
Wife's Mother's Name: Caroline Dietrich
Wife's Siblings' Names: Johanna, Julius, Edward, Louis, Pauline, Ida, August, Benjamin, Emily, Walter, Peter, Margaret, Robert
Children's Names: Jane Ellen Sommer (Faul)
Vernon was the son of Frank and Emma Louise (Schroeder) Sommer. They lived for a time at Courtland, MN before moving to a farm in the Manfred area in 1917. He grew up and attended rural school in the Manfred area.
He married Elizabeth Fuhrman on March 15, 1939 in the Methodist Church in Harvey. They lived and farmed east of Harvey. He retired in 1972. They moved to Harvey in 1987. Vernon attended the Bethel Baptist Church in Harvey.
Sharing in Vernon's life were Elizabeth, his wife of 57 years; one daughter and one son-in-law, Jane and Ron Faul of rural Hurdsfield, ND; three grandchildren Brenda Neufeld, DeeAnn Wichter and Don Faul, 6 great-grandchildren, Carissa and Caleb Neufeld, Erica and Neil Wichert, Adam and Jessica Faul. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sylvia Kuske; brothers Eldon, Edwin and Marvin,