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Jeffrey David Sommerfeld

July 25, 1959 ~ September 9, 2018 (age 59)

Jeffrey “Shorty” David Sommerfeld, 59, of Alpena passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

Jeffrey was born July 25, 1959 in Alpena to Myles and Jane (Reed) Sommerfeld. Jeff served in the United States Navy from 1977 until his honorable discharge in 1983.  He worked as a millwright. He enjoyed riding his Harley, Nascar, golfing, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving are his mother, Jane; special friend, Wendy Weinkauf; son, Draz Weinkauf; grandson, Tristan; three siblings, Ted (Mary) Sommerfeld, Sue (Greg) Rouleau, Val (Skeeter) Urban; many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and good friends.

Jeffrey was preceded in death by his son, Zachary; and father, Myles Sommerfeld.

Memorial visitation will take place on Friday at Bannan Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until the memorial service at 4 p.m. with Laraine Sundin officiating followed by military honors accorded him by Alpena V.F.W. Post 2496. Jeff’s family ask you to come wearing your Harley Davidson, Nascar, or U of M attire.

Memorials:  Make a Wish and Hospice of Michigan


Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Michigan
145 N. State Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-358-4280

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan
230 Huron View Boulevard, Ann Arbor MI 48103