Robert "Bob" Sommer
Robert David Sommer (Bob), 92, formerly of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 in Concord, NC.
A service of celebration of his life will be held Saturday, June 16, at Saint Joseph United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, IN. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery, Ossian, IN.
Robert was born on April 9, 1926 in Fort Wayne, to the late Barbara Marie Stauffer Sommer and Rev. Lester Ira Sommer. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Alice Rogers Sommer; and brothers, Jim Sommer and Paul Sommer.
Robert was a WWII Veteran of the US Navy and a graduate of Purdue University. He worked as a Patent Agent for Essex Wire and United Technologies in Fort Wayne.
Robert was dedicated to community service and to Saint Joseph United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne where he was a life-long member. For the past ten years, Robert lived in Concord and was surrounded in love by the Forest Hill United Methodist Church in Concord, NC where he attended regularly.
He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Murphy (Greg) of Concord, NC, Trish Coyle (Ed) of Atlanta, GA; sons, David Sommer (Barb) of Bloomington, IL, John Sommer of Villa Park, CA; and 9 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Unions Street N., Concord, NC 28025.
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