Helen Sommers

Helen Sommers

  • Funeral Date: 1/17/15
  • Funeral Time: 10:30 a.m.
  • Date of Birth: 2/06/43
  • Date of Death: 1/06/15
  • Funeral Location: Bierman Funeral Home, Northfield

Helen Sommers, age 71, of Mitchell, SD and a former resident of the Dundas area passed away on Tuesday, January 6th at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, January 17th from 10:30 am until 12 at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield. Helen G. Beardshear, the daughter of Floyd and Katherine (Ross) Beardshear was born on February 6, 1943 in Mora, MN. After high school, Helen moved to Northfield and started work at Sheldahl’s. It was there where she met David Sommers. They were married in 1962 at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Dundas. They were later divorced. Helen was a homemaker and did a lot of sewing, which she enjoyed greatly.

Helen is survived by her 4 children, Janice (Wilson) Saunders of Gulfport Mississippi, Nancy Sommers of Dundas, Daniel (Alicia) Sommers of Farmington and Melinda Franks of Texas; 4 grandchildren, Alex, Blake and Curt Haan and Clayton Sommers, brother; George (Bev) Beardshear of Leavenworth, Kansas, sisters; Margaret LeBauof Burnsville and Dorothy (Laverne) Creech of Eolia, Missouri, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law; Bobby Franks, 2 brothers; Frederick and Charles Beardshear and one sister; Elizabeth Beardshear, a niece and nephew.

Funeral arrangements are by the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield.

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