Russell Sommer

Russell Sommer, 61, went home to be the Lord on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

Funeral Service: 4:30 p.m., Saturday, December 7, at Lake Shore Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Russell was born in Bryan, Texas to J.D. and Josephine (Schindler) Sommer on February 9, 1958. He graduated from the University of Texas and was a pharmacist for over 30 years. He was devoted to his family and loved them very much. Russell was very proud to attend his daughter’s soccer games and his grandson’s baseball games. He never met a stranger and was always there to lend a hand to anyone. All those he met, he treated as a friend. Russell was a most selfless person and always put the care of others before his own.
His hobbies were gardening, fishing and cooking. He loved doing all of them and was a wonderful fisherman, gardener, and chef. He also loved the community of Mount Calm and enjoyed drinking coffee in the mornings with the coffee drinkers every opportunity he had.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and son; none came any better.
Russell was preceded in death by his father, J.D. Sommer; step-father, Louis Helm, Jr.; father-in-law, Marvin McDaniel and aunt, Lois “Dinky” Schindler.
Survivors include his wife, Nicolette Sommer; children, Rhegan Sommer, AJ Sommer and wife, Rhonda, and Brett Sommer and wife, Julie; mother, Josephine Helm; step-mother, Shirley Sommer; mother-in-law, Gloria McDaniel; brother, Jeff Sommer and wife, Katharine; two grandchildren, Ryder and Jenna; beloved basset hound, Quigley and several other relatives and friends.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. I’m so very sorry for your loss, My heart goes out to y’all. God bless you and your families.. Prayers ???? you.

  2. Russell, will be missed by so many loved ones. I have know him since he was a beautiful baby boy as his mother has been my life long friend. Russell was always the gentleman his mom raised him to be. Another bright star shines in God’s heavenly home. Rest In Peace, Russell

  3. Gene and Becky Caddell

    Very sorry for your loss!

  4. Will be praying for you and your family sorry for your loss, Kesha

  5. Russell was one of the nicest guys ever to come out of Brenham, Texas. I’m sorry I didn’t stay connected with him over the years. I’m very sad to hear of his passing.

  6. Cindy Becker Reimer

    My condolences to the family. My husband and I knew Russell from high school. He was a really nice guy. Prayers for his family.

  7. Donna Kobs Hammons

    My condolences and prayers to Russell’s family. He was a 1976 classmate at Brenham High School, who was always very kind, a quality I know he got from his mother, Josephine. He helped my dad on our dairy farm and dated my sister, Connie, in High School. He was a really sweet guy! I know he will be missed! God’s Blessings to his family.

  8. My deepest and most sincere sympathy – my friend, teammate, and Demolay brother. The kindest guy I ever knew.

  9. I am so saddened to hear of Russell’s passing. What a good person he was. He was a good friend of mine in high school. My condolences to his family. God give you peace in the weeks ahead.

  10. What seems like forever ago, I worked with Russell at Behrens Inc. for several years. Always found him to be one of the nicest kindest guys I knew. Russell was always polite and could tell some funny stories. But anyone could tell he loved his family. I know he will be missed. God Bless you all.

  11. Prayers for the Sommer family. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  12. I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Russell’s passing. Russell was one of the nicest guys I ever knew. My sympathies for your loss.

  13. Debbie Schindler Sager

    Oh Josephine I am so very sorry. He knows how his family loved him and carries that with him. I pray for peace and strength, tender mercies and grace to cover you and Jeff and Nicholette and family . I’m not sure I can make it to the service but I will most certainly be there in spirit. Sending much love.

  14. Wallace and Vickie Johnson

    Our condolences to the Sommer family.
    Russell truly was one of a kind.
    Vickie and I knew Russell from school.
    Jeff, my friend May God comfort you and your

  15. My deepest sympathy. I spent many days in the library doing time for getting In trouble. During this down time I met Russell in the library. He was always doing homework. Russell introduced me to some the best literary writers in the library.
    Thank you for believing in me.
    Sef Romo

  16. My heart is saddened by this news yet we know he is now enjoy a beautiful never ending life with Jesus.. May your family be surrounded by the Grace and peace of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Great Memories from high school!

  17. I loved him and respected him so much! He was always so good to me…He was one of the best persons I have ever met. I can honestly say…I have been in situations where I was confused..or angry..and I would ask myself…what would Russell do? I just respected him so much and loved the way he treated everyone. The biggest heart. I will miss him so much!

  18. Ruby & Joe Estes

    Russell was like a brother to me and I’m gonna miss him. I’m so sorry for his loss. Prayers for his family and loved ones who cared so much for him. Yes he was the most giving and kind person that I’ve ever known. RIP Russell, thanks for being a part of our life

  19. Bev Tiaden Klingsporn

    I am so sorry. Russell was a classmate of mine. He was truly one of the nicest guys I knew. My prayers are with you.

  20. So sorry for you the family’s loss. Russell was a good man and friend. He will be greatly missed.

    Tom Silva

  21. May his family and friends find comfort during this time and hold his memories close to their hearts. Russell and I began our careers together at GSK and I had the privilege of working along side him for many years. He was well respected by his customers and a good friend. May the Lord shine his light upon him and grant him eternal peace.

    Erica Brumleve
    Austin, TX

  22. I just found out about your loss and I am so sorry I am praying for you and your family. He was such a sweet man.

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