Daniel Sommers


POWELL — Daniel L. Sommers, Powell, Ohio, is now present with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dan passed away peacefully at his home on May 19, 2014.

Dan was born October 22, 1954 to Dean and Darlyn (Garmatter) Sommers in Bluffton, Ohio, where they still reside. Dan married Debra L. (Anderson) Sommers, also from Bluffton, in 1983. Deb will honor his memory while awaiting their reunion. Dan also is survived by brothers Bill, three nephews, Andrew (Ali), Eric (Amanda), and Ryan; and Tom (Cindy) Sommers, two nieces Jene and Adele, all from the Bluffton area. Survivors also include his father-in-law, Ronald B. Anderson, Pandora, Ohio, brother-in-law, Dr. David L. Anderson, Seattle, Washington, and many other family members and friends. Dan is now reunited with his brother Roger who died in 1972.

Dan graduated from Bluffton High School in 1973. For two years, he served in short-term missions in the Dominican Republic. This experience led Dan into his profession; he received a Bachelor of Science degree in prosthetics and orthotics from New York University, New York. For 25 years, he worked as a certified prosthetist/orthotist, first with Columbus Orthopaedic and later with Hangar Orthopedic.

Dan was blessed with gifts of music and drama. Being involved in numerous school and church dramas, choirs, and musical groups gave him much joy. Dan attended Fellowship Bible Chapel, 151 East Orange Road, Delaware, Ohio.

The funeral service will be held May 22, 2014 at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 West William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio at 10:00 A.M. Pastor Mike Clapham will officiate the service. The family will greet visitors following the service.

A private family graveside service, led by Pastor Charles Warren, will be held at the Ebenezer Mennonite Church in Bluffton, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fellowship Bible Chapel in Dan's memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Published in The Lima News from May 21 to May 22, 2014