Carl D. Sommers
Carl Dean Sommers, 87, of Grass Creek, passed away unexpectedly at 5:54 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne.
Born on Feb. 25, 1932 in Grass Creek, he was the son of the late Adam and Nora (Tabler) Sommers. Carl was a Grass Creek High School graduate. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
On Sept. 11, 1954 he married Nancy G. Wallace. She preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 1997.
Carl married Eileen Busch on Jan. 16, 1999, she survives. Carl was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Grass Creek United Methodist Church and the Grass Creek Lions Club. He enjoyed working on the farm and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen Sommers of Grass Creek; daughter, Debra Smyth (Mark) of Austin, Texas; sons, Randall Sommers (Lisa) of Grass Creek; Kevin Sommers (Evie) of Nashville; Michael Busch of Leiters Ford; and Steven Busch (Tammy) of Brownsburg; grandchildren Kaitlin Peraino, Lauren Kneeley, Kyle Sommers, Taylor Smyth, Joshua Busch and Elisabeth Busch; and great-grandchildren Addison and Alex Peraino.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers Adam and Arnold Sommers; and great-granddaughter Alaina Peraino.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory in Kewanna with Pastor David Sommers officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Grass Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grass Creek United Methodist Church and/or the Grass Creek Lions Club. Please sign Carl's online guestbook or leave a condolence for the Sommers family at
Published on August 20, 2019


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