Leroy H. Sommers

March 6, 1938 - May 26, 2009

Leroy H. Sommers of Waukesha died peacefully surrounded by family Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at age 71. Leroy was born in Milwaukee on March 6, 1938.

He was married to the love of his life, Betty Schoenwalder, on June 8, 1996. Leroy was employed for the state of Wisconsin as a civil engineer for 35 years. He also worked at the Milwaukee Police Department for a short time. Leroy was a member at the First Congregational Church, Waukesha. He was an avid hunter and had a passion for collecting guns and antiques. Leroy will be remembered as a gentle man, who loved his family dearly, putting them first and foremost.

Leroy will be dearly missed by his wife, Betty; daughter, Roxanne (Chris) Moreau and her children, Christopher and Elissa Derksen; daughter, Vickie Hollenbeck and her children, Casey, Kelly and Cody; daughter, Debbie (Mark) Egloff and her children, Benjamin and Kaylin; and sister, Sandy (Richard) Schultz and family. Leroy is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Leroy is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service Saturday, May 30, at First Congregational Church, 100 E. Broadway, Waukesha. The Rev. Matthew Noffke will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609 or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.