Steven Dale Sommers passed from this life September 24, 2018 in Bakersfield, CA. Steve was born in the spring of 1949 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Wilbert and Fern Sommers. He was the 5th of 8 children. Steve grew up in Lincoln and attended the local schools. As a teenager Steve worked with his dad and brothers painting houses. In the late 1960's he joined the Navy and proudly served his country during the Vietnam conflict aboard the destroyer, the USS Guerke.
Steve met and married Cheryl Summers of Taft in 1970. They lived for awhile in San Diego during Steve's service. After leaving the Navy, Steve and Cheryl settled permanently in Taft and had 2 children, Scott and Jennifer. Steve went to work for Getty Oil in 1971 and then Texaco for 30 years before retiring.
Steve enjoyed fishing and working on cars with his father in law and he loved woodworking. Steve was preceded by his parents and one brother, Allen Sommers. He is survived by his loving wife Cheryl, children Scott and Heather and Jennifer, grandchildren JD, Jessica, Caitlin and Rebecca and 8 great grandchildren. Steve also leaves behind 3 sisters, 3 brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will not be a service. It was Steve's wish to be cremated and buried at sea by the Navy.