Obituary Listings

Ruth O. Sommerfeld

November 25, 1943 January 2, 2019
Ruth O. Sommerfeld
There are condolences waiting approval on Ruth's Tribute wall
Obituary for Ruth O. Sommerfeld

Ruth O. Sommerfeld, age 75, a resident of Cedarlake Village in Plainfield, and a former resident of Joliet, IL, passed away on January 2, 2019. She was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1943 in Chicago, IL.

Ruth is survived by her loving children, Susan Sommerfeld of Plainfield, IL, Cindy Sommerfeld of Palatine, IL and Raymond (Stacey) Sommerfeld, Jr. of Virginia; her cherished grandchildren, Katie, Megan and Calden Sommerfeld; her dear siblings, Violet (the late Don) Klebert of West Chicago, IL, Liv (Carol) Newberg of Michigan and Peter (Terri) Newberg of Arizona; her precious pets, Felix and Abby; as well as her nieces and nephews, Donny Klebert (wife Cindy), Gail Hamm (husband Leigh), Dawn Dooley (husband Tim), Audra Frumin (husband Greg), Andy Newberg (wife Robin), Joel, Chloe,Levi, Alexie, Adely and Amelia Newberg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Sommerfeld, Sr.; her parents, Livingston and Lillian Newberg and her step-mother, Ann Newberg.

Ruth spent many years as a teacher, earning her Associate of Science degree in Computer Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science, Master of Arts in Special Education, and worked toward her Doctorate in Reading. She gave selflessly of her time as a tutor and volunteer with many organizations. In her free time she enjoyed sewing, gardening, and flower arranging. Ruth was a dedicated member of The Church of the Good Shepherd, Joliet. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Ruth’s life, memorials to the Will County Humane Society (willcountyhumane.com/donate) would be greatly appreciated.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 12, 2:00 until 4:00 PM at the Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, corner of Routes 30 & 59, Plainfield. A Celebration of Ruth’s life will follow at 4:00 PM in the funeral home. Interment will be private.


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Ruth O. Sommerfeld, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

12

Jan

2:00 PM 1/12/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 1/12/2019 4:00:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

12

Jan

4:00 PM 1/12/2019 4:00:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Will County Humane Society

24109 Seil Rd
Shorewood, Illinois 60404
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Ruth O. Sommerfeld

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Ruth

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.
Loading...