Michael Anthony “Mike” Sommer, 57, of Middletown, passed away unexpectedly at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at his home.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15 at the Myers Funeral Home in Middletown.
A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Warrenton. Rev. Bill Thess will officiate. Visitation will also be held from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass on Saturday, at the church.
Burial will be in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Warrenton. Serving as pallbearers will be David Baugh, Tim Bruns, Steve Davis, Cameron Flowers, JR Hartwig, David Kleinsorge and Mike McCurdy.
Mr. Sommer was born June 25, 1955, in St. Charles, a son of Andrew Wilbert and Barbara Marie Vogelgesang Sommer.
Mike grew up in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and had attended first-eighth grade at Holy Rosary Catholic School.
He was a graduate of Warren County R-3 High School. Mike had also attended the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Mike had lived at his present address for 15 years but in the Middletown and Wellsville area for over 30 years. He was a member of the Middletown Lions Club.
He had been a truck driver as well as farm hand for several farmers and businesses in the area. There was very little Mike was unable or wasn’t willing to do. He was a hard worker and always got the job done.
Mike loved barbequing and being with his friends. He was an all-around good guy and would do anything for anyone.
Mike is survived by his father, Andrew Wilbert Sommer, of New Florence, eight brothers and sisters and their spouses, Leo Eugene and Cyrilla Sommer, of Warrenton, Ronald Joseph and Sonja Sommer, of Auxvasse, Allen David and Diana Sommer, of Wellsville, Mary Jane and Bob Noellsch, of Bowling Green, Brenda Geralyn and Jim Boss, of Oak Grove, John Gerard and Jackie Sommer, of Independence, Philip Mark and Kathleen Sommer, of Mason, Ohio and Rita Ann and Dan Gangloff, of Wellsville; thirty nieces and nephews and fifteen great nieces and great nephews; in addition to several cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Marie Sommer and several aunts and uncles.
Memorials are suggested to the Middletown Lions Club c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.myersfuneralhome.biz