Sommer, Karin Ekvall (nee Johnson)
January 3, 1942 – February 8, 2019
Age 77 of Minneapolis. A proud graduate of Minneapolis Central High School and the University of Minnesota, Karin will always be remembered for her loving kindness and concern for others, including co-founding Students for Integration at the university in 1959, many years spent as a political and community volunteer, and her devoted care of family and friends. Preceded in death by her father, Chester Johnson, and her stepfather, Wilbur Costello. Survived by her mother, Mildred Solem; brothers, Daniel and Edward Johnson (Mary LeBlanc); daughters, Linnea and Lucia Sommer (Steve Kurtz); nephew, Erik Johnson; niece, Sarah LeBlanc; several great-nieces and nephews, and a host of other loving family and friends. A celebration of her life will be held this summer. For information: KarinSommerMemorial@gmail.com (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 3, 2019).