Ronald ‘Ron’ Sommer

Mr. Sommer

Ronald “Ron” Sommer, 82, of Woodville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital, Oregon.

He was born Nov. 19, 1934, in Oregon, Missouri, to Milton and Frances (Fuhrman) Sommer. He married Brenda Kay Potts Nov. 4, 1961, in Woodville, and she survives.

For more than 34 years, Ron worked at Sun Oil Company, Oregon, in the accounting and audit departments as a manager and retired in 1991. He was a member of Solomon Lutheran Church, Woodville. In his spare time, he enjoyed working in his yard and flower gardens. Above all else, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, was the most important to him. Ron served his country proudly while enlisted in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1963.

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Brenda; daughter, Julie (Rick) Shaffer of Woodville; son, Mark (JoDel) Sommer of Magnolia, Texas; five grandchildren, Eric (Courtney) Sidle, Rachel (Everett Manson) Sidle, Sarah Sommer, Stephanie Sommer and Marci Sommer; two great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Emmerson Sidle; a brother, Jerry (Helen) Sommer of Niceville, Florida; and a sister, Janet (Shali) Shalikashvili of Martinez, Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Family and friends will be received 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at Marsh Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Woodville.

His funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Solomon Lutheran Church, Woodville, with additional visitation from 10 a.m. until time of his funeral. Interment will be in Westwood Cemetery, Woodville. A bereavement luncheon will be served at the church immediately following the cemetery committal services.

Memorial contributions may be given to Woodville Fire Department or Ohio Living (Senior Advantage).

Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at www.marshfuneralhomes.com/.