Clifford R. Sommerfeld 91, died Friday, March 17, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
He was born Feb. 12, 1926, in rural Canton to John and Elsie (Auernheimer) Sommerfeld.
On Aug. 8, 1970, he married Irene M. Talbott at Halstead; she preceded him in death on March 6, 2017.
Clifford was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Newton,
Burrton American Legion and he retired from the former Hesston Corp.
Clifford served in the US Army in Germany where he was with the team that liberated Dachow prison and was a Bronze Star recipient. He earned the rank of Tech Sergeant.
He is survived by his son Dennis (Alice) Sommerfeld of Kansas City, Missouri; daughter Sandra (Allen) Wilson of Lenexa; step daughters: Linda (James) Bew of Tyler, Texas and Trudee (Lance) Thornhill of Halstead; brothers Arnold (Judy) and Verlon (Lillie) Sommerfeld both of Durham, Ernest (Mary) Sommerfeld of Marquette; sister Ethel Kaiser of Wichita and sister-in-law Evelyn Sommerfeld of Newton. He is also survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister Elda Sommerfeld and brother Milford Sommerfeld.
A funeral service was held March 21 at Zion Lutheran Church in Newton with Rev. Aaron Filipek, Presiding. A visitation was held March 20. Burial took place at Halstead City Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.