Marvin “Marv” L. Sommer, 86, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at his home in Eudora, KS.
Marv was born in Lawrence, KS, the son of Albert F. and Charlotte I. (Hadl) Sommer.
He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War as an Aviation Electronics Technician 1. After completing his 4-year term in the Navy, he attended the University of Kansas and began his 30-year career as a Systems Engineer Analyst for IBM, retiring in June of 1991.
He married the love of his life, Carolyn Carver, on June 14, 1958, at St. Peter Cathedral in Jefferson City, MO. She survives at home.
Marv enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with family and friends, playing softball, golfing, bowling, and watching sports. He was a member of Knights of Columbus as well as the Lions Club.
Other survivors include his children; Diane (Bob) Carlson, Steve (DaLonna) Sommer, Stan (Brenda) Sommer, Doug Sommer, Shari (Gabriel Cobos) Sommer, Debbie (John) Hileman, brother, Joe Sommer, sister, Karen Kennedy, seventeen grandchildren, and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
Marv was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Art Sommer, and sister, Mary Ledom.
The family will gather from 6:00 ~ 8:00 p.m starting with a Rosary Recitation on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora with Fr. Mick Mulvany officiating. Entombment will be at Resurrection Catholic Mausoleum in Lenexa, KS.
Memorial contributions may be made in Marv’s name to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, Douglas County Visiting Nurses, or The Special Olympics and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.