Obituary for Carol Sommerfeld

Carol Sommerfeld photo

Carol was a longtime member of MLLC.  Carol died on May 1, 2018 after a very brief illness.  Her funeral was held at MLLC on May 5 at MLLC.  The obituary, as printed in the service bulletin that day, is available below.

Her family requested that memorial gifts be given to MLLC.  Here are ways to make to make those gifts:

Memorial Gifts to Martin Luther Lutheran Church

By mail:  P O BOX 362; Carmine, TX 78932-0362

Make note of this being a memorial for Carol Sommerfeld

By web site: go to the MLLC secure online giving site:  click this link.

When using the giving site, remember to note your gift amount in the box next to “Memorial Gifts”, and to use the memo box to the right of the amount to note “Carol Sommerfeld”

Questions for MLLC about this gift:  call the office at 979-278-3388



Carol Ann Rosenbaum Sommerfeld was born October 28, 1954 in Brenham to parents Irvin & Virgine (Baron) Rosenbaum.  She was baptized November 28, 1954 and confirmed April 7, 1968 by Pastor Richard J. Weber, both at Zion Lutheran Church, Zionsville, near Brenham.  Her confirmation verse was Psalm 111:10, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever.”  Carol and Roger Dale Sommerfeld were united in marriage on June 4, 1977 in Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville by Pastor James Witschorke.

Carol was a graduate of Burton High School.  She loved working as a hairdresser at Carol Ann’s Hair Fashions shop in Carmine along with working at Round Top Farm & Ranch.  She was a loving grandmother to her four grandchildren.

Carol loved being outdoors, watching her grandkids’ events, trips to Edna, cooking, and keeping everyone on their toes.  She and Roger were members of Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine.

Carol passed away unexpectedly in Austin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the age of 63.

She is survived by her loving family:  husband Roger Sommerfeld; son Justin and wife Elizabeth, daughter Melissa and husband Jason Smith; grandchildren Olivia and Austin Sommerfeld, Makayla and Jake Smith; twin brothers Lary and wife Dixie Rosenbaum, Gary and wife Diana Rosenbaum; sisters-in-law Carolyn and husband Gilbert Goeke, Kathy and husband Daryl Gummelt; nieces and nephews Sean and Jill Rosenbaum, Jeffory and Rachael Goeke, Tracy and Ken Meier, Leigh Ann and Adam Seilheimer along with numerous great nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents Irvin and Virgine Rosenbaum, parents-in-law Emmanuel and Mildred Sommerfeld, brother-in-law Charles Otto Sommerfeld, and niece Brittany Ridley.

Pallbearers will be Sean Rosenbaum, Jeffory Goeke, Glenn Rosenbaum, Randy Hodde, Cole Dismukes and Preston Davis.  Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren Olivia, Makayla, Austin and Jake.


Memorials may be directed to Martin Luther Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 362, Carmine, TX 78932 or a charity of choice.

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