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In Memory of

Anne Marie Sommer

July 17, 1921 - November 1, 2013

Obituary


Anne M. Sommer, age 92, of Stone Lake, WI passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013 at Spooner Health System in Spooner, WI.

Anne Marie was born July 17, 1921 in Black River Falls, WI the daughter of Frank and Mary (Vopat) Simak. She was raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from Farragut High School there. On October 4, 1947, Anne was joined in marriage to Elmer Sommer and moved to Stone Lake, WI. Together they operated Sommer's Resort on Sand Lake, Sommer Homes Real Estate and other businesses. They traveled to Guadalcanal, where...

Anne M. Sommer, age 92, of Stone Lake, WI passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013 at Spooner Health System in Spooner, WI.

Anne Marie was born July 17, 1921 in Black River Falls, WI the daughter of Frank and Mary (Vopat) Simak. She was raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from Farragut High School there. On October 4, 1947, Anne was joined in marriage to Elmer Sommer and moved to Stone Lake, WI. Together they operated Sommer's Resort on Sand Lake, Sommer Homes Real Estate and other businesses. They traveled to Guadalcanal, where Elmer served during WWII, New Zealand, China, and the states in their recreational vehicle. Anne enjoyed her flowers, watching the eagles, bluebirds and hummingbirds, baking Czech pastries and visiting with resort guests.

Anne is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Ann (Jon) Hecox of Madison, WI, Cathy Jeanne (Lauren) Holz of Stone Lake & Rhinelander, WI; two grandchildren, Shawn Hecox and Corey Anne Hecox; nieces; nephews; family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Lt William R. Kinzie who was missing in action and presumed dead over Papua, New Guinea during WWII; her husband of 58 years, Elmer Sommer; sister, Sylvia Bombick and brother-in-law Frank, brother, Frank Simak and sister-in-law, Evelyn; and one infant sister

A memorial service celebrating Anne's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4th, at Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel Funeral Home in Hayward. Pastor Gary Hilgendorf will officiate. A time of gathering with the family will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Stone Lake at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.