OBITUARY: Glen Roland Sommerfeld

Glen Roland Sommerfeld, 68, passed away Jan. 18, 2024, in his home, surrounded by family.

He was born Dec. 14, 1955, in Newton to George and Amy Sommerfeld. He was a graduate of Hesston High School, class of 1973. On March 25, 1978, he married Marcella Oswald. She survives.

Glen was a farmer all his life, from growing up on a farm to most recently working at Janssen Farms. When Glen wasn’t farming, he could be found refinishing furniture, doing yard work, working on home-remodel projects or attending his grandson’s events. He also was an avid reader, enjoying a wide genre of topics. His 2-year-old granddaughter also seems to share his love of books!

Family was very important to Glen. He loved nothing more than being with family at holiday gatherings and birthday parties, especially because food was always involved! Any time with family was time well spent.

Glen was a man of faith. Growing up in a Christian home, he attended church his whole life and became a strong, godly, Christian man. He had a servant’s heart, and when help was needed, he never hesitated to lend a hand. Glen was a quiet man and lived his life by example. He was a man of few words, but when he spoke, you had better listen, because it was worth hearing.

He leaves behind his wife, Marcy, Kinsley, Kan.; two children, Justin (Melisa) Sommerfeld, Moundridge, and Jill (Brett) Wiens, McPherson; three grandchildren, Wyatt, Weston and Jaycee Sommerfeld; five siblings, Janice Dyck, Moundridge, Stan (Jan) Sommerfeld, Sharon Springs, Lyle (Marj) Sommerfeld, Wichita, Elva Sommerfeld, Hesston, and Jerry (Jeanne) Sommerfeld, Hesston; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mark and Connie Oswald, Hutchinson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and sister, Becky Sommerfeld.

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Greensburg Mennonite Church in Greensburg. The service will be live-streamed on Greensburg Mennonite Church’s Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Prairie & Prairie Home Health, 200 Fourth Circle, Dodge City, KS, 67801.


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