March 8, 1931 – February 10, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 14, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Sylvester John Hommerding, age 83, who died Tuesday at his home in Prior Lake. Inurnment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Mausoleum.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service Saturday morning in St. Boniface Church Narthex.

Sylvester was born on the family farm in Cold Spring to Michael and Maragret (Keil) Hommerding. He married Marion Hilsgen on April 20 , 1955 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN. Sylvester worked as a farmer, truck driver, and a realtor. He enjoyed putzing around on his hobby farm, studying the family genealogy, telling stories about his youth, telling jokes, traveling, and spending time with friends. He was a member of Catholic United Financial, Knights of Columbus, and Cold Spring Lions.

Survivors include his wife, Marion; son, Michael (Sarah Olson); sister, Irene Schlangen; grandchildren, Nicole (Ty) Zenk, Aaron (Bridget) Hommerding, and Jacob (Autumn) Hommerding; great-grandchildren, Joey, Eddie, Sydney, Evan, Luke, Paul, Claire, Philip, and Nicholas.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Isabelle Schlangen, Viola Hommerding, Delores Mueller, Ervin Hommerding, Louise Lind, and Evelyn Schmitz.