Obituary: Leopold “Leo” Carl Somerfeld

He was born April 6th, 1944 in Great Falls to Alfred and Adelgunda Somerfeld
Leopold “Leo” Carl Somerfeld
Posted at 3:14 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 17:15:21-04

Leopold “Leo” Carl Somerfeld, 75, passed away from a farming accident on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The farm was his retirement, and he was doing his job.

He was born April 6th, 1944 in Great Falls, MT to Alfred and Adelgunda (Neumann) Somerfeld. He attended school in Power, MT and graduated in 1962. In 1964, he graduated from the Northern Montana College with a certificate in Electrical Technology.

On October 12, 1968 Leo married Edna May Lalum, who was a medical technologist working at Deaconess Hospital in Great Falls, at Peace Lutheran in Great Falls, MT. They were married for 50 years.

Leo was a farmer in the Power, MT area all his life. He farmed with his mother and brother, Edmund Somerfeld, and continued farming with his eldest son, Erik Somerfeld. Leo liked to say “Farmers never retire, they just get tired.”

Leo and Edna made a great team and were very proud of their sons Erik, a graduate of Montana Tech in mechanical engineering and current farmer; Todd, a graduate of Montana State University in mechanical engineering, currently working for Boeing; and Lance, a graduate of Montana State University in nursing, currently working for St. Patrick Hospital.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Falls, MT.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, click here to visit the Croxford Funeral Home website.