Cecil L. Sommerfelt

Apr 17, 2019
Sommerfelt, Cecil Crop


Graveside Services: 1:00 PM Monday, April 22, 2019 at Garden of Memories Cemetery



Garden of Memories Cemetery



Cecil Leon Sommerfelt, 68, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

He was born August 19, 1950 in Waterloo, son of Lorenze J. and Marilyn A. Pettit Sommerfelt.

He graduated from Waterloo East High 1969. He worked for the Evansdale Public Works for 34 years in the street department since he was in high school.

He liked to repair cars, work on auto body and paint, and build trailers. He had a love for flea markets. As well as camping and fishing. He had a lot of friends since was well known and well-liked guy.

Cecil is survived by four sisters, Lori Ulrich of Clarksville‚ Candice (Marc) Heuchelin of Edgewood, Penny Doty, and Georgia Hovenga‚ both of Vinton; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; step-father; and two uncles, Dick and Danny Pettit.

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  1. Sherry Raitt5hl | Apr 21, 2019

    I will always remember our visits to Pronto when I worked there and all the help you gave me when I managed Deerwood beach. You were a wonderful giving man. You will be truly missed. RIP 

  2. jerry mcnamee | Apr 18, 2019
    cecil , you were a very giving person, so easy get to know and to talk with. you will be missed by many . good bye old friend.
  3. Rachel Weiner | Apr 18, 2019
    cecil always made me feel useful and wanted. He validated me as a person. I will miss you so much.
  4. Mindy Herink Deeds | Apr 18, 2019
    Dude (as we all called him) was a hell of a guy. Growing up i remember he was a quiet man and actually he kind of scared me. I was taught too ask permission to walk through his yard to go visit my cousin. We lived in a very small neighborhood, but walking through his yard was always so much faster. The first time i seen him outside andasked him frightened me, but he did not say no. In his warm and clam voice he said sure, no problem. After that,no more fear. It wasn’t until i moved out of the house i found out his real name wasn’t Dude, but it was Cecil. Cecil, it was a pleasure knowing you and the old neighborhood won’t be the same. May you RIP. 
  5. Duane | Apr 17, 2019
    Cecil was always helping someone. many times he would help out when someone couldn't afford to pay a garage for a tow or the repairs even when he wasn't  feeling the best I will miss visiting and working with him.
  6. Bridgette | Apr 17, 2019
    I will never forget our Sunday chats at Fred's Pronto, when you would make your weekly diet Dr. Pepper run. You will be missed my friend. Rest easy. 
  7. Chris | Apr 17, 2019
    Thanks for all your hard work at the Evansdale public works and for always being such a nice guy! You will be missed!
  8. Brian DeVore | Apr 17, 2019
    The flea market at Shirley’s won’t be the same without  you
  9. Kathy (Johnson) Christensen | Apr 17, 2019
    You will be missed. Rest in Paradise.
  10. Martie Stephens | Apr 17, 2019
     You will be miss my friend RIP
  11. Don Herzberg | Apr 17, 2019

    You will be missed old friend , fun times joking with you.


    My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends ..

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