Gary D. Sommerland August 16, 1942 - November 2, 2021

Gary D. Sommerland, age 79, of Sunfish Lake, MN passed away on November 2, 2021. Gary was born on August 16, 1942 in Jackson, MN, son of Gordon and Mabel Sommerland. Gary is preceded in death by the love of his life, Judy, April 2017, and sister, Sandy Sommerland.  Gary is survived by son, Bryan (w:Kristin) Sommerland; grandchildren, Evan and Maddy Sommerland, and Jake and Alex Glazer who also referred to Gary as ‘Papa’;  sisters, Karen Bush and Janet Sabes; and many beloved sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and neighbors. He was a friend to all who knew him. Gary worked over 40 years for Aero Systems Engineering, Inc, an Aerospace Engineering Company in St. Paul, MN, where he started as a Purchasing Agent and rose to Executive Management Positions before retiring in 2008. Gary loved and was loved by so many people, leaving an indelible impression on all who knew him. He was kind and generous, funny, and always available to lend a hand to those in need. Visitation and a Tribute to Gary will take place at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, 651-228-1006 on Thursday November 18, from 5-8 PM. Funeral service 11AM Friday, November 19 at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 7160 S. Robert Trail, Inver Grove Heights. Burial to follow immediately at Acadia Park Cemetery.

Visitation and a Tribute to Gary will take place at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, 651-228-1006 on Thursday November 18, from 5-8 PM. Funeral service 11AM Friday, November 19 at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 7160 S. Robert Trail, Inver Grove Heights. Burial to follow immediately at Acadia Park Cemetery.

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    Sheila Otte says

    So sad to hear of this. He was a good man and I will always remember his humor and infectious laugh. Sending prayers for peace and comfort to all.

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    Eric Skramstad says

    Thanks for everything you have done for me Gary.
    Gary never had a bad word to say in all the years I worked with him.

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    Ronda Robbins says

    Gary continues to be missed at Aero Systems Engineering. He was a joy to work with and dealt with difficult situations in a professional way. Also shared his personal spine issues to ensure that I was able to understand mine, after a car accident. My condolences to the Sommerland family.

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