James “Warren” Summersett
James “Warren” Summersett
VAN WERT, Ohio — James “Warren” Summersett, 94, of Van Wert, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice. He was born Oct. 31, 1924, in Van Wert County, to the late Clifford Summersett and Hazel (Pollock) Summersett.

Warren was a Polar Bear, having graduated from Middle Point High School in 1942. He married the love of his life, Nelia Snyder, on Oct. 28, 1945, while serving in the United States Army during World War II. A lifelong farmer, Warren also worked for Aeroquip from which he retired. He was a former member of Middle Point Presbyterian Church and a current member of Salem Presbyterian Church in Venedocia. He was also a member of the Van Wert American Legion. Warren enjoyed sports and was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and a diehard Lincolnview Lancer supporter.

He is survived by his five children, Herb (Shirley) Summersett of Cygnet, Phil (Corinna) Summersett of Tucson, Arizona, Joyce (Alan) Morris of Van Wert, Janis (Brian) Adam of Fort Jennings, Jean (Carl) Etzler of Ohio City; daughter-in-law, Judy (Gary) Painter of Fort Wayne; sisters, Esther Ley and Leah Ries, both of Van Wert; 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Warren was preceded in death by his wife, Nelia in 2008; son, Dennis Summersett; and grandson, Thad Summersett.

Funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. Thomas Emery officiating. Interment will follow in Ridge Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2019, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are Salem Presbyterian Church or CHP Home Care and Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.