Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 10, 2020
(Ned) Neldon R Sommers

Obit Neldon R Sommers(Ned) Neldon R Sommers, age 86, passed away Sept. 6, 2020, in Grantsville, Utah. He was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Bingham Canyon, Utah, to Joseph and Belle Sommer. He married Joyce Chapman on Nov. 29, 1952.

Ned was an accomplished welder and steel fabricator which led him to open his company All Steel Fabricators, Inc. in 1973 which he successfully built and managed until he retired in 1999 to become a farmer. He farmed the land that he loved right up until August 2020.

Dad loved his family and friends. Wendover was his happy place. His ’51 Chevy became his favorite vehicle right next to his tractor and farm equipment. Dad hunted, fished waterskied and rode horses in his leisure time. 

We love you and miss you and until we meet again, “Happy Trails.”

Ned is survived by his wife Joyce; his children Deborah (Joe) Sudbury, Juliana Sommers, Pete (Sheila) Sommers, and Denny (Nancy) Sommers; sister Merla Kelsch; brother Scott Sommers; eight grandchildren,; 22 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Don, Ted, George and Joe; sisters Faye and Geri; and grandson Brandon.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at 10 a.m., at Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery, 6500 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah. Interment to follow after graveside service. Condolences may be shared at

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