James K. Sommers
James K. Sommers, age 79 of Hortonville, died at Appleton Medical Center, Saturday, July 12, 2014.
James was born in New London, Wisconsin, on September 1, 1934, the son of James and Alice (Sexton) Sommers. On May 25, 1957, James married Beverly Weyers in Hortonville, Wisconsin. He attended UW-Oshkosh and played on the Titans Football Team. Jim worked as a manufacturing representative for Maze Nails for 24 years, prior to that, as a sales representative for Wire Products Company for 30 years. He served as village clerk and trustee for the Village of Hortonville and was past president of the Hortonville Commercial Club. James was a lifelong member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Hortonville.
James is survived by his wife, Beverly; three daughters, Mary (Andrew) Gitter, Hortonville, Patricia (Douglas) Haas, Appleton, Lori (Steven) Siebers, Sun Prairie; two sons, Tim (Gail) Sommers, Hortonville, and Mike (Lori) Sommers, Hortonville; 15 grandchildren, Jessica (Michael) Wirkus , Elisabeth (Bobby) Pascaly, Abbey Gitter, Jill Sommers, Emily Sommers, Ryan Sommers, Carley Sommers, Meredith Haas, Meg Haas, Joey Sommers, Shanna Sommers, Jake Sommers, Greg (Jess) Siebers, Kate Siebers, and Allison Siebers; and three great-grandchildren, Reilly and Evelyn Wirkus, and Rowan Pascaly. He is further survived by his brother, Denny Sommers, Hortonville; two sisters, Dottie (Bob) Wittlin, Appleton, and Jeanne Sommers, Hortonville; brother and sister-in-laws, Mary Lou Murphy, Chuck (Sharon) Weyers, Arnie (Mary) Weyers, and Pat Weyers; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
James is preceded in death by his parents; brother Tommy; mother and father-in-law, Bill and Clara Weyers; three brother-in-laws, John Weyers, Don Weyers, Norb Weyers, and Mike Murphy.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Hortonville (105 N. Olk St.) with Msgr. Jim Feely and Parish Director Greg Layton officiating. Family and friends may call directly at church Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Dad we love you. You were the best Papa ever. Till we meet again.
Borchardt & Moder Funeral Home Inc
109 W Main St Hortonville, WI 54944
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on July 13, 2014