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Published May 04, 2013, 12:00 AM

Veronica Sommerfeld

Veronica Sommerfeld, 72, passed away on April 16, 2013 at her home in California surrounded by her family and friends after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer for almost one year.

Veronica was born on January 5, 1941 in Alice, ND to Ferdinand and Selma Mikula. Veronica married the love of her life, Jerome Sommerfeld on February 14, 1956 in Alice at St. Henry's Church. They lived on the Sommerfeld farm, east of Alice, until moving to Riverside California in 1962.

Veronica Sommerfeld

Veronica Sommerfeld, 72, passed away on April 16, 2013 at her home in California surrounded by her family and friends after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer for almost one year.

Veronica was born on January 5, 1941 in Alice, ND to Ferdinand and Selma Mikula. Veronica married the love of her life, Jerome Sommerfeld on February 14, 1956 in Alice at St. Henry's Church. They lived on the Sommerfeld farm, east of Alice, until moving to Riverside California in 1962.

Veronica provided day care for over 30 years to many families. After ending her day care career, she became a health care provider.

She is survived by four daughters, Kim Killingbeck, Riverside CA, Kathy Sommerfeld, Kingman AZ, Susan Sommerfeld, Fargo ND and Tammy Pacheco (Manuel) Hesperia CA; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Douglas Sommerfeld and Leonard Olofson; many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends in North Dakota and California.

She was predeceased by her parents; her parents-in-law, Emil and Alice Sommerfeld; her husband, Jerome, to whom she was married to for 54 years; sister, Regina Case; brother, Norbert (Patricia) Mikula; sisters-in-law, Lois Olofson and Jan Sommerfeld.

Veronica had a kind heart and she will be truly missed.

Funeral: Monday, May 6, 2013 at 10:30 in Embden, ND at St. John Lutheran Church with visitation one hour prior and reception to follow.

Burial: Alice Community Cemetery.

Online: westfuneralhome.com

Arrangements with West Funeral Home, Casselton & West Fargo.

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