Mildred Sommerlad

Obituary of Mildred Melba Louise Sommerlad

          Funeral Services for Mildred Melba Louise Sommerlad of Foley, MO will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Winfield.  Rev. Eugene Rahmeier, pastor of Friedens United Church of Christ in Moscow Mills, MO, will officiate with burial in St. Paul United Church of Christ Cemetery near Old Monroe, MO.  Serving as pallbearers will be Tom Ellersieck, Jerry Ellersieck, William Schmidt, Allyn Sommerlad, Travis Sommerlad and Greg Frost.

            Mrs. Sommerlad, 94, passed away Saturday morning, October 12, 2019 at Lincoln County Nursing & Rehab in Troy, MO.  Born August 20, 1925 in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of Frank and Edna Ostermeier Schmidt.  Millie was a graduate of Jennings High School.  She was united in marriage on September 21, 1946 in Baden, MO to Russell Edward Sommerlad.  This union was blessed with one son, Russell.  She worked for many years as an insurance agent for Farmers Insurance Co., retiring in 1998.  Active in her community, Millie was a 55-year volunteer with the Lincoln County Hospital Auxiliary.  She was the first woman to be elected to the Winfield R-IV School Board.  She also served on the Lincoln County Senate Bill 40 “Sheltered Workshop” Board.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #39 in Elsberry, MO.  Millie was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ in Moscow Mills and served on the UCC Council.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Edna Schmidt; one sister and her husband, Lavern and Nick Ellersieck; one brother and his wife, Frank and Pat Schmidt; and her beloved husband of 39 years, Russell Sommerlad, who died September 28, 1985.

            Survivors include her son: Russell Sommerlad and his wife, Carolyn, of Foley, MO; and three grandchildren, Allyn, Travis and Jaclyn Sommerlad.  Millie also leaves one brother-in-law, Robert Sommerlad and his wife, Fran, of St. Charles, MO; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

            Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Winfield.  Memorials may be made to Friedens UCC in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 3838 East Highway 47, P.O. Box 253, Winfield, MO 63389. 

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Tuesday
15
October

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Carter Ricks Funeral Home
3838 East Highway 47
Winfield, Missouri, United States
636-668-8181
Wednesday
16
October

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Carter Ricks Funeral Home
3838 East Highway 47
Winfield, Missouri, United States
636-668-8181
Wednesday
16
October

Interment

11:15 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
St Paul UCC Cemetery
930 Meier Road, Meier and Brevator Roads
Old Monroe, Missouri, United States
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