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Beams Funeral Home

200 W Toledo St Box 5, Fremont, IN

OBITUARY

Gladys L Sommers

May 5, 1933April 25, 2020
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Gladys Lee Sommers, age 86, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at The Laurels of DeKalb, Butler, Indiana.

She was born on May 5, 1933 in Fremont, Indiana to Russell and Mary (Norton) Walter, they preceded her in death.

Gladys graduated from Quincy High School in 1951.

She married Jerrie L. Sommers on June 5, 1951. He preceded her in death on December 11, 2000.

Gladys previously worked for Gay’s and Shop Rite grocery stores, and did house cleaning. She was a longtime member of the Sweet Adelines, and the Fremont United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, canning, fishing, traveling, and loved her family, especially her grand babies, and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Sommers of Fremont, Indiana, sons, Tom (Shirley) Sommers of Fremont, Indiana, Robert Sommers of Montpelier, Ohio, Gary Sommers of Fremont, Indiana, Mark Sommers of Fremont, Indiana, Jeff Sommers (Melissa Barel) of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Steve Sommers of Central Lake, Michigan, 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, sisters, Shirley (Gerald) Smith of Zephyrhills, Florida, and Susie (Andy) Miller of Petoskey, Michigan, and brothers, Jim (Sharon) Walter of Petoskey, Michigan, and Jack Walter of Gaylord, Michigan.

She was also preceded in death by a son, David Sommers, a grand-daughter, Cissy, and daughter-in-laws, Virginia Sommers, Mary Sommers, and Janice “Tootie” Sommers.

Private family graveside services will be held at Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana at this time. Pastor Tracey Zimmerman will officiate. A Public Celebration of her life will be held at a later time when the mandate for social gatherings has been lifted.

Memorial donations in her memory may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Steuben County Cancer Association.

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  • Steuben County Cancer Association

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Carolyn VanRiper

April 29, 2020

Sorry to hear that Gladys passed . In the picture with all the girls my 2 sisters are in the picture. Gladys was my cousin on my mothers side.

Brenda Sommers

April 28, 2020

My friend and classmate sent me a picture, 3 days before Mom passed, of our mothers and my Aunt Wanda Norton working together at Gay's Coffee Shop.

Brandy Sommers

April 28, 2020

I remember going with grandma to the big church across from the college in Angola. I use to watch her an the other ladies from the Sweet Adelines practice. I had so much fun with her... Love you grandma. You will be missed.

Deborah Grandin

April 27, 2020

Gary and family, So sorry for your loss. She was a sweetheart of a lady. She had such a kind soul.

Martha Walters

April 27, 2020

Dear Brenda my heart hurts for you so sorry...I always enjoyed talking to your Mom when she worked at the grocery store..She was always very kind to me...May God embrace you with his love..

Barbara PARRISH -BYRNE-CARLSON

April 27, 2020

I remember Gladys as so kind and hard working. So sorry for your loss.

Cheryl Beer

April 26, 2020

Brenda I am so sorry for your loss!! Such a sweet lady!!

Serena Sommers

April 26, 2020

Savannah & Great-Grandma Gladys sharing snacks and stories ❤❤❤

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