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Virgil and Irene Sommer

IHusband's Full Name:  Virgil Sommer

Husband's Place of Birth:  Harvey, ND

Husband's Father's Name:  Harry Sommer

Husband's Mother's Name: Alice Becker Sommer

Husband's Siblings' Names: John (Gladys Dockter) and Wayne

Wife's Full Name:  Irene Viola Edinger Sommer

Wife's Place of Birth:  Wells County, ND

Wife's Father's Name: Robert Edinger

Wife's Mother's Name:  Pauline Huber Edinger

Wife's Siblings' Names:  Leona, Alice, Bernice, Selma, Robert L. Ida, Donald, Kenneth, Paul

Children's Names: June (Ronald Friesen); Mark (Marcella Sprenger); Doris (David Hoffarth); James

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Irene worked for the First State Bank of Harvey as a bookkeeper after she graduated from high school in Harvey. 


Virgil and Irene were married February 14, 1944 in Hurdsfield. They lived in the rural Manfred area and farmed there. Irene worked alongside her husband hauling grain and milking cows.


Irene was a member of the Manfred Homemakers club and enjoyed gardening, raising flowers and sewing.


Virgil died in 2002, Irene died in 2009.


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