Loretta M. Sommers, 70, of Norwalk died Monday morning, Feb. 25, 2008, in her home after a brief illness.
She was born July 13, 1937, in Norwalk, the daughter of the late Carl and Mable (Miller) Kramer and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from Norwalk Schools in 1955. She was a volunteer for Fisher-Titus Medical Center for many years before she went to work full time. She retired from Fisher-Titus in 2003. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and the Bronson Norwalk Conservation League. She was a former 4-H Advisor for the Hot Diggitty Dogs 4-H Club. She was a devoted wife of 50 years, mother and grandmother and was well known for being a seamstress. She made anything from wedding dresses to mending and quilting. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and playing cards and games with her friends until she became ill.
She is survived by her husband, Norman A. Sommers, whom she married June 1, 1957; by her children, Michael A. (Tammy) Sommers, Sharon R. Sommers, and Rodney C. (Becky) Sommers, all of Norwalk and Dennis E. (Tina) Sommers of Sandusky; six grandchildren, Tiffany, Brandon, Ryan, Catie, Nicki and Adam; four stepgrandchildren; her brother and sisters, Rosemary (Robert) Frederick of Bellevue, Irene Kerr of Moline, Ill., Melvin (Barb) Kramer of Collins, Ohio, Audrey (Ronald) Beaudry of Noel, Mo., and Albert (Mary Lou) Kramer of Norwalk; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy, and grandson, Mathew.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St. Norwalk, where rosary services will be at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St. Norwalk. The Rev. Frank Kehres will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or to St. Paul Catholic Church.
Condolences may be made at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.