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Obituaries

Robert Sommer Sr.

DEPUE — Robert Wayne Sommer Sr., 68, of Lakeview Estates, DePue, died at 3:10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at his home.

Born Aug. 21, 1941, in Ottawa to George and Lennie Sommer, he married Geraldine Boehne March 17, 1967, at the First Congregational Church in DePue. She survives.

He was co-founder of G & B Disposal Inc., where he also worked until retiring.

Also surviving are one daughter, Annette Maynard of Malden; two sons, Robert (Jennifer) Sommer Jr. of Mendota and William (Amy) Sommer of Spring Valley; one brother, Harold (Donna) Sommer of Sheffield; his foster mother, Marie Lynch of Streator; and five grandchildren, Jeremy Maynard of Malden, Robert Sommer III and Veronica Sommer of Mendota, and Kharyn and Faith Sommer of Spring Valley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his foster father and one brother.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley. Cremation will follow. There will be no services.

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