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Herbert Julius Sommerfeld

April 14, 1940 ~ January 23, 2022 (age 81)


Herbert J. Sommerfeld of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Herbert was born April 14, 1940 in Berlin, Germany.

Herbert grew up in Germany and eventually immigrated with his family to North Padre Island, Texas. He came for the sunshine, warm weather and to start his general contracting company, HJS Construction. 

Herbert will be remembered for his contagious smile, witty sense of humor, “Herbertisms”, making bread and cooking, his loving heart and amazing stories. He also loved to travel all over the world mostly via his RV, The Queen Mary, his second love. He left a lasting impression on everyone he met.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Robbie Haas Sommerfeld, his two sisters Helga Sommerfeld Stoch and Ursula Sommerfeld, his children, Ulrich Sommerfeld (Lulu) and Sonja Sommerfeld, his step-children, Billy McBroom (Michelle), Becky Cason (Matt), Tommy McBroom (Sandy), John Haas (Madelyn), and Janna Lau (Vincent), his grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins and numerous friends both in Germany and Texas.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated at Seaside Memorial Park & Funeral Home on Friday, January 28th at 2pm. The family has requested for guests to please wear masks. The service will also be available to view online. Please leave fond memories and expressions of sympathy here.

Click here to view a webcast of the service on 1/28/2022 at 01:55 PM, Central Standard Time.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Herbert Julius Sommerfeld, please visit our floral store.


Memorial Service
January 28, 2022

2:00 PM
4357 OCEAN DR.

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