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Ellen (Huber) Sommerfeld

Ellen (Huber) Sommerfeld
  • October 10, 1922 - March 29, 2018
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • American Heart Association
    3816 Paysphere Circle
    Chicago, IL 60674

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“Friends and FamilyI am sorry to hear your loss. Ellen was always a mainstay in the BC Kellogg plant when I was there. Never a hair out of place...Read More »
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“Enjoyed working with you in the Kellogg Power Plant. You had such a sweet smile which made it a happier place to work. Was not the same after you...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Frederick & Sharlene (Clawson) Moore

“We met Ellen at Bob Evans. My husband had on his Ohio State sweatshirt and she came over and let him know what she thought of that. We have been...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Helen & Dave Nofz - Fulton, MI


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Ellen (Huber) Sommerfeld, 95, of Battle Creek left this world at The Oaks on Thursday, March 29, 2018; to join her Lord & Savior.

She was born in Battle Creek on October 10, 1922 and raised by her grandmother Clara A. Huber.

Ellen graduated from Lakeview High School in 1941 and went to work at Kellogg's. She married Loren J. Sommerfeld, June 21, 1947 in the First Presbyterian Church. In 1948 she left Kellogg's and returned in 1965. She worked in several different offices and retired in 1985 from the Power Plant Office. Ellen was a honoree life member of the Bronson Battle Creek Hospital Auxiliary with 26,000 volunteer hours knitting baby garments, a life member of the Kellogg's 25-Year Club, Kellogg's Retirees Association, a member of the First Presbyterian Church since 1948 and a member of the Deborah Circle.

Ellen was preceded in death by Loren J. "Shorty" Sommerfeld, her husband of 64 years on March 4, 2012; her grandmother; her brother Hilton Huber; and her oldest son, William H. (Bill) Sommerfeld. Surviving are a son Michael J. (Janet) Sommerfeld of Ann Arbor; and a grandson, Zachary.

Graveside services will be officiated by Rev. Patricia Weatherwax at Du Bois Cemetery 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.