Stacey Ann Sommers, 43, of Eau Claire and formerly of Augusta, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday morning, Sept. 23, 2023. She was in hospice care and surrounded by her deeply devoted family.
Stacey was born with severe cerebral palsy on August 23, 1980, in Stanley. As an infant she was taken into foster care by George and Betty Sommers of New Auburn and at the age of 8 she was adopted into the Sommers family.
Stacey couldn’t verbally communicate with individuals, but made up for it perfectly through her infectious smile and her big beautiful eyes. She laughed to funny noises, was stimulated by bright colors and balloons and soothed by music day and night. She loved being hugged and the softness of her stuffed animals.
Stacey moved with her parents to Augusta in 1995 and this allowed her the opportunity to be transported to Fall Creek each day for the special needs program provided through the Fall Creek School District. She took part in this program until the age of 23. In 1987 she was honored as being the featured child for the local United Cerebral Palsy Telethon.
Stacey was loved deeply will be missed by those who dearly loved her; mother Elizabeth “Betty” Sommers of Eau Claire and birth mother, Jane (Headrick) Kerry Langiewicz of Stanley; twin sister Sara (Mack) Schunk of Stanley; brothers, Shawn Sommers of Fall Creek, Michael (Kristin) Horbinski, Mark (Wendy) Horbinski all of Necedah; sister Diane Sommers of Jump River; and foster sister, Cindy (Cory) Hanson of Abbottsford. She is further survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other extended family.
Stacey is now healthy, happy, reunited, and in the loving arms of her dad George; maternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Ward Lane, Ray and Bette Headrick; and step brother Michael Sommers.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept 27, 2023, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com