Myron (Mike) D. Sommerfeld, 60, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 27, 2010) in San Diego after a battle with mesothelioma cancer.

He was born Oct. 1, 1949, in Hesston and graduated from high school in 1967 in Cassoday. He worked for UBS Stockbrockers for 26 years.

He leaves behind wonderful and loving wife Margo; mother, Justina Sommerfeld; daughter, Trish; son, Michael; brothers and wives, Winston and Jan of Newton, Gary and Carol of Longmont, Colo., and Melandlynn of Fordland, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by father, Edwin Sommerfeld; and sister, Alice Thiessen.

He was baptized on the confession of faith June 6, 1965, at the Burns Mennonite Church by the Rev. Ted Roth.

A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Swiss Church in Whitewater.

Donations may be made to Pacific Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, P.O. Box 24572, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (for the purpose of mesothelioma research).