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David Lee Sommers

June 18, 1941 ~ November 13, 2017 (age 76)

David Lee Sommers of Warsaw, Indiana passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, Indiana at the age of 76. 

He was born June 18, 1941 in Portland, Indiana to David W. Sommers and Mattie Marie (Henry) Sommers.  On June 15, 1962 he was married to Linda Lou (Updike) Sommers, who survives in Warsaw. 

David graduated from Dunkirk High School in Dunkirk, Indiana in 1960.  He worked at Armstrong Glass Factory in Dunkirk, and at Westinghouse in Muncie, Indiana.  David was a resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana for the past 35 years moving to Warsaw, Indiana in 1982.  He worked at DePuy in Warsaw until his retirement in 2009.  He enjoyed fishing, coaching little league, was car racing enthusiast, even horse racing.  At Christmas he loved to play Santa Clause…he will be missed by family and friends.   

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Linda Lou Sommers (Warsaw, Indiana); three sons:  Anthony (wife Amy) Sommers (Warsaw, Indiana); Dirk (wife Kristine) Sommers (Warsaw, Indiana); John Sommers (Claypool, Indiana); and his daughter:  Danielle Sommers (Niagra Falls, New York).  David also leaves behind fifteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Margaret.           

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.

His funeral mass will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 408 W. Catholic Street, Pierceton Indiana  46562  and celebrated by Reverend Father Chuck Herman.  Burial will follow with a graveside service at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Pierceton, Indiana. 

Memorial donations in David’s name may be directed to Joe’s Kids, 902 Provident Drive - Suite C, Warsaw, Indiana   46580 and would be appreciated by the family. 

 Service Information

November 16, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home
225 Argonne Road
Warsaw, IN 46580

Funeral Mass
November 17, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
408 W. Catholic Street
Pierceton, Indiana

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