Sommers, Robert M.
Robert Sommers, age 84 of Appleton was taken to Heaven to be with Jesus, on March 14, 2014 at Heartwood Homes in Appleton. He was born on April 8, 1929 in Appleton, son of the late Alvina (Gitter) and Simon Sommers.
Robert served his country in the U.S. Army from 1949-1952 during the Korean conflict. On March 8, 1952, Robert was united in marriage to Betty Bogart. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2011. He worked for Hamm's Beer route and Omar's Bakery. Robert owned his own business, Bob's City Service for five years, he later worked for Miller Electric, retiring November 30, 1993.
Robert enjoyed traveling out west and going up north on the weekends. He enjoyed his Sunday drives after church and taking his family on trips. He also enjoyed welding, and he had a gift for fixing and making things. He was always there when someone needed something fixed. Robert was a member of St. Pius X Parish, Appleton.
Survivors include his children, a daughter, Catherine (Jim) Mory, Shawano; a daughter, Gloria Sommers, Appleton; a son, Duane Sommers, Shawano; a son, Michael Sommers, Appleton; a daughter, Patricia (Tim) Bloy, Appleton; six grandchildren, Jenny Vissars (Sommers), Alicia Sommers, Mark Kurrach, Jacob Sommers, Delanie Sommers, and Jeffrey Bloy; six great-grandchildren, Austin, Tatum, Desiree, Abbey, Sierra, and Sidney; sister-in-law, Nan Sommers; brother-in-law, John Bogart; and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was further preceded in death by five siblings, Bernice, Lyle, Fran, Mary Ann, and Verona.
The Mass of Christian burial will be 11:30 AM on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH, 500 W Marquette Street, Appleton, with Fr. Thomas J. Farrell officiating. Robert's family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Robert's name.
Robert's family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff at Heartwood Homes, Theda Care at Home Hospice, and Jane Shaw, for all their care and support for Dad.
"Dad, you will be remembered and in our hearts always. You will be missed and we love you. May you rest in peace."
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Mar. 16, 2014
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