(June 16, 1945 – January 3, 2014)
Larry E. Sommer, age 68, of Midland died on Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Henry R. Ford Hospital, Detroit. Larry was born June 16, 1945 in Grosse Pointe, MI to the late Ernest and Doris (Eckel) Sommer. He married Teresa (Moran) on November 14, 1964 in Lake Orion, MI. Larry was a member of Assumption BVM Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing, but to Larry family time was the most important. Larry is survived by his wife, Teresa, daughters; Pat (Mark) Johnson, Penny (Stan) McCreight, and Sandy Sommer, sons; David (Amy) Sommer and Larry (Jessicca) Sommer, grandchildren; Bradley, Brendan, Stephen, Scott, Kim, Brittany, Amber, Grayson and Jamison. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Margaret Moran, brother Robert (Judy) Sommer and sister Sharon Sommer. Larry was predeceased by his parents. A funeral liturgy will be held Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:00 am at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church with Fr. Kevin Maksym officiating. Visitation for Larry will be Monday, January 6, 2014 from 4-7pm at the Smith-Miner Funeral Home and at the church from 10 am until the time of the service. A Knights of Columbus service will be held Monday evening at 6:30pm. Burial will take place at New Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Autism Speaks or the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.