Paul P. Sommers Jr.
Paul P. Sommers Jr., 88, of Winamac, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Pines Village in Valparaiso.
He was born on Jan. 25, 1929, in East Chicago, to the late Paul P. Sommers Sr. and Mary Modric Sommers. On Jan. 19, 1963, Paul married Leona A. Kuhn in Winamac. Leona died April 5, 2017.
Paul was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1728 and the American Legion Post 71 in Winamac, and the Indiana Flying Farmers and the International Flying Farmers. Paul became a pilot when he was 16 years old. Paul served as a member of the Pulaski County Aviation Board of Commissioners for 10 years. He was a former Pulaski County Councilman in the 1990s and served on the Jefferson Township Advisory Board. Paul was a retired farmer. He had also worked as a clerk at the American State Bank in North Judson from 1948-1950. Paul also worked as a substitute rural mail carrier for many years. Paul served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 until 1954.
He is survived by his daughters: Nancy Sommers of Indianapolis, Marie [Tom] Hunt of Indianapolis, and Tina [Dave] Bengs of Valparaiso; son Steven [Danna] Sommers of Winamac; grandsons: Nathan Sommers, Adam Sommers, Samuel Bengs and Joseph Bengs; granddaughters: Kathryn Sommers, Gabriele Bengs and Cassandra Bengs; and sisters: Ann Hall of Fowlersville, Michigan, and Esther Corbat of Fort Wayne.
He was preceded in death by his parents Paul P. Sr. and Mary (Modric) Sommers; wife Leona A. (Kuhn) Sommers; sisters: Barbara Caldwell, Elizabeth Kistler and Dorothy Stalbaum; and brother Emil Sommers.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. A scriptural wake service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac, with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac. The VFW and American Legion will conduct military graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice of Valparaiso or the Friends of the Tippecanoe State Park.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — Sept. 13, 2017)