Loretta L. Sommers

Nov. 7, 1926 – Dec. 24, 2013

Loretta L. Sommers of Waukesha died on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Lake Country Health & Rehabilitation in Oconomowoc at the age of 87 years.

She was born in Milwaukee on Nov. 7, 1926, the daughter of Charles and Marcella (nee Schlicht) Albert. On Sept. 8, 1951, she married Richard Sommers; he preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2005.

Loretta worked as a telephone operator prior to becoming a mother and homemaker. After raising her six children she worked for Allis-Chalmers and then the Godfrey Co. in Waukesha until her retirement in 1989. She was a charter member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Paul (Carmen) Sommers of Watertown, Barbara (Thomas) Schmit of Genesee, Mark (Lorre) Sommers of the Town of Waukesha, Donna (Thomas) McLeod of Big Bend, David Sommers of Garden Grove, Calif., and Ronald Sommers of the Town of Waukesha. She was the dear grandmother of Stephanie (David) Beischer, Michael (Tammy) Sommers, Timothy (Jennifer) Sommers, Melissa (Thomas) Berg, Olivia Schmit, Shawn (Andrea) Sommers, Dustan and Jessica Sommers, Ryan, Jeremy and Natalie McLeod, Quinton, Cameron and Gavin Brudos-Sommers and Larissa Sommers and great-grandmother of Logan and Annabelle Berg, Ella and Kennedy Beischer, Sophia Sommers and Julia Busshardt, Chase O’Connell, and Kaden and Nolan Sommers. She is further survived by her brother, Charles (Joyce) Albert of North Prairie; her sisters Claire Frami of Oconomowoc and Lorene Boncher of Wauwatosa along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass at St. John Neumann Parish, 2400 W. Highway 59, Waukesha, WI 53189. The Rev. Curt J. Frederick will preside. Interment will immediately follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to St. John Neumann Parish.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family.

For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.