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Laverne Sommer

d. April 28, 2021


Laverne K. Sommer, 95, was called to his Heavenly home on April 28, 2021 at Wedgewood Manor Nursing Home, Cavalier, ND.  Funeral services will be held Monday, May 3, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Our Savior Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 2, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery.

Laverne was born December 8, 1925 to John and Lillian (Kuschel) Sommer on a farm near Cavalier.  Laverne married Lenora Heuchert on October 9, 1948 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, rural St. Thomas, ND.  They operated a sugar beet and small grains farm southeast of Cavalier.   

Laverne and Lenora had great faith in Jesus as their Savior and were active members of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Cavalier. Laverne also served on the Pembina County Memorial Hospital Board and during his tenure the Wedgewood Manor Nursing Home was built to serve the residents of the county.  He was also on the board for the Northern Valley Homes.   Laverne enjoyed sports and was an accomplished carpenter and woodworker.  

Laverne is survived by his sons Curtis (Pam) Sommer, Fargo, and Kevin (Connie) Sommer, Cavalier.  He has four grandchildren and four great grandchildren:  Amy (Nick) Rosevear, Englewood, CO; Greg (Shelby) Sommer and Clara, Maddie, and Alaina, Maple Grove, MN; Evan (April) Sommer and Kameren, Cavalier; and Jeanna Sommer, Minneapolis, MN.  Also, brothers and sisters in law:  Richard Timian, Edwin (Dolores) Heuchert, Cavalier, and Larry (Ida) Heuchert, Grand Forks.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lenora, infant daughter, and sister Arlys Timian.


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