Lake Forest resident Carl Thomas Sommers, who served as CEO of Ruprecht Company for 50 years before retiring, died on August 21.
He was 79.
Born to Thomas and Irene (nee Dyzinski) Sommers in Chicago, Carl was a husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his four grandsons.
Carl is survived by his wife, Julianne; children Walter (Julie) Sommers and Stephen (Kelene) Johnson; and grandchildren Jackson, Andrew and Charlie Sommers and Everhett Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, 17th floor, Chicago, IL, 60601 or to www.alz.org/illinois.
Information provided by Wenban Funeral Home.