David A. Sommerfeld, 75, of Dell Rapids died Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 AM Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids. Burial with Military Rites will be in the Dell Rapids Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7:00 PM Friday at the Minnehaha Funeral Home, Dell Rapids. On-line condolences may be left at Minnehaha Funeral Home.
David Arthur Sommerfeld was born October 31, 1940 in Clarkfield, Minnesota, to Arthur and Adeline (Hartfiel) Sommerfeld. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He graduated from Boyd High School, Boyd, Minnesota in 1958. He worked as a part time teller & part time janitor at State Bank in Boyd, Minnesota, drafted into the US Army in 1963, honorably discharged in 1965. He then worked at Northwestern National Bank in Dawson before transferring to Northwestern National Bank in Sioux Falls in 1969, and to the Dell Rapids branch in 1974. He was Loan Officer, Assistant Manager & Manager before transferring to Credit Review in Sioux Falls in 1995, and worked there until his retirement in 2003. In 2005 he reentered the workforce at Metabank in Sioux Falls for 3 years.
He met Margo Sorensen while working at Northwestern National Bank in Sioux Falls in 1969, and they were married June 6, 1970. They lived in Sioux Falls for 4 years before making their permanent home in Dell Rapids.
David was a member of the Dell Rapids Ambulance Service for 20 years, served on the Dell Rapids City Council for 17 years, Optimist Club, Lions Club, Ducks Unlimited and Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and traveling with his family and friends. But his number one passion was anything to do with his grandchildren and tried to never miss one of their events.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 46 years, Margo, son, Nathan & wife Sarah, & Children Bryce & Leah, of Dell Rapids, son Mathew & wife Shelly & children Chase & Kayla, of Tea. A Sister, Opal & Husband Don Lynne of Bloomington, Minnesota, Mother-in-Law, Phyllis Sorensen of White Lake, Sister-in-law Kris Kieffer & husband John of White Lake, and many nieces & nephews and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Art & Adeline Sommerfeld, his niece, Michelle Lynne, Father-in-law, Anker Sorensen, His special friends, Margo’s Grandparents, Ted & Doris Scott.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls or Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids Chapel Fund.