Sydonia Adelle Zander Sommerfeld

Sydonia Adele Zander Sommerfeld, 93, went to be with her Lord on Oct. 7, 2018, at Goodall Witcher Hospital surrounded by family. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Oct. 10, at the Clifton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Clifton Cemetery. Visitation was Oct. 9, at Clifton Funeral Home.

Sydonia was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Valley Mills to Alex and Louise Zander. In 1946, she married Lawrence Gus Sommerfeld “Bebop” on Oct. 12, and in this union, they had four children.

On Nov. 12, 1983, she married Fritz Sommerfeld in Brenham.

“Memaw” enjoyed spending time with all of her family and friends. She also loved cruising in the Caribbean with her family.  

She was preceded in death by Lawrence Sommerfeld, Fritz Sommerfeld, Cynthia Finstad, Ann Newhaus, Alton Zander, Roland Zander, Michael Church, Bill Sheilds, Dana Jorgenson and Martin Jorgenson.  

She is survived by her son Howard Sommerfeld and wife Betty; daughter Ellen Shields; son Jimmy Sommerfeld; stepchildren Peggy Bosse and husband Milton; Judy Griffin and husband Mike; sister Glenda Bowlin; son John Ramsey and wife Susan; son-in-law John Finstad; 10 grandkids, 27 great-grandkids, two great-great-grandkids and special nephew James Zander.

Pallbearers were Chris Sommerfeld, Jeffery Michaud, Chad Church, Nathan Ringo, Hunter Ringo and John Ramsey, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Emil Schwartz, Milton Zellmer, James Zander, and Richard Ringo.

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