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In Memory of Carol Sommers

Carol Ann Sommers, age 73 of Hudson, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on March 15, 2020 at Red Cedar Canyon Senior Living Facility in Hudson. Carol was born on September 9, 1946 in Guymon, Oklahoma, to Floyd and Ruby (Hansen) Newsom. She graduated from Marshfield High School, and earned an associate’s degree in teaching. Carol married the loved of her life, Paul Allen Sommers on June 10, 1967 in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Carol loved her family and truly appreciated the time she spent with them. She enjoyed every day she shared with her husband, and relished the time she spent with her grandchildren. Fishing with her husband at their cabin was a favorite hobby of Carol’s. During her sons’ football games, Carol was famous for her liberal use of a cowbell that she used to cheer on her sons and their teams. She also loved teaching, and taught pre-kindergarten classes for over 30 years.

Carol will remain in the hearts of her sons, Eric (Kym) and Marc (Sheila); grandchildren, Mya, Joe, Lucas, Riley, and Brenna; sister, Sharon Harrington; and all of her beloved family members. She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Sommers and her parents, Floyd and Ruby Newsom.

A Private Memorial Service for Carol will be held.

Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, Wisconsin.

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    • To the family of Paul & Carol: I recently learned of Carols passing. I am a classmate of Pauls, Marshfield Senior High, class of ’63. I remember when the Newsom family and others moved here to build a pipeline, we called them the “pipeliners” Carols beauty, charm. spirit, infectious personality and that Texas drawl/twang, endeared her to whomever she met, and lifted the spirits of the entire school. I still see that spirit in the picture you chose for her obituary! She and your dad must have been quite a pair in their journey through life, as short as it was. If you ever want to hear any more “stories”, feel free to find me as Gary Allan on facebook, or email me at: gmauritz@webtv.net. Saw recently that your uncle Bob Schrage passed away last week also.

    • Very lucky to have Carol as the score keeper for our youth baseball teams growing up. She was the ultimate fan and you definitely knew who she was rooting for. She always had an encouraging word, and we are fortunate to have those memories forever. Our sympathies to her family. She will always be remembered.

    • Carol was quite a lady. A lady who truly loved her family and the students she taught. I had the pleasure of teaching with her at Trinity and her laughter and many stories always made me smile. Sympathies to her family.

    • Such a beautiful person. Loved all those kids as if they were her own. Both my kids loved her as their teacher. And even after 30 years, I would run into her and she would remember their names and ask about them.
      My sympathy to you all.
      Wendy Stahnke

    • Both my children John and Samantha (Arguelles) Lischewski had Carol had Carol for a PreK teacher. She had a life changing effect on our family and I will be forever thankful to her! She was such a kind and caring person! She will be so missed! I loved working with Marc at the jail also. Mary Gregerson

    • Carol was our sons’ pre-k teacher at Trinity. We all loved Carol!

      Our condolences to Carols’ family at this difficult time.

      We will never forget her! She was a wonderful person…


      Jay, Karen and Eric Schmechel

    • Both my kids had Carol for pre-K at Trinity and loved her. She was such a talented and fun teacher! So many people will miss her.