Edmund “Ed” Reinhold Somerfeld, born on January 18, 1937 in Great Falls, passed away on February 29, 2020. Ed was the eldest son of Alfred and Adelgunda (Neumann) Somerfeld. He attended school in Power, MT and graduated in 1955. After graduation he joined the Montana Air National Guard and received an honorable discharge.
Ed was a farmer in the Power area all his life. An ever-faithful son, he stayed at the home place taking care of his mother after his father died in 1962. He was an innovator and enjoyed experimenting with all aspects of the farming operation. He worked with many varieties of wheat and would clean and bag it for sale to individuals wanting to grind their own flour.
Ed had a very sharp mind for all things mechanical and could figure out how to fix just about anything, even if it wasn’t broken. He was a very friendly, sociable and outgoing individual whom always looked forward to engaging in conversation. He was an active participant in the county wide farming community.
Ed had a life-long commitment monitoring the weather and reporting daily readings to the National Weather Service. He was recognized on numerous occasions during his years of service.
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