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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Metamora
Sunday August 1st, 2021
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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Bernard "Bernie" Sominski

Bernard “Bernie” Harry Sominski age 86, of Metamora, Ohio, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, July 28, 2021 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo, He was born December 1, 1934 in Swanton, Ohio to Frank and Mary (Nowak) Sominski. On February 26, 1955, he married Shirley Herrick.

Bernie was Salesman and owner of Domestic Sewing Center in Metamora for 65 years, retiring in 2021. During his time in business he won 3 Caribbean cruises from Viking Sewing Machine Company for outstanding sales!

He was a member of Metamora Methodist Church. He served on the board of directors from 1980-1990 at the Metamora State Bank, was President from 1990-2000 and was Chairman of the Board from 2000-2009. He retired from there in 2009 and never missed a meeting in 35 years! He was also a board member of the Metamora Historical Society and the zoning committee.

Bernie enjoyed traveling, going to casinos and golfing and had 2 hole-in-ones! He loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 66 years, Shirley (Herrick) Sominski; brother, Tom Sominski; granddaughters, Ashley (John Bussdieker) Sominski, Nicole (Eddie) Jensen, Kasey (Matt Carmondy) Sominski, Emily (Adam Winkelman) Sominski; great grandchildren, Noah, Kinley and Layla Jensen, Stella and Leo Bussdieker.
Bernie was preceded in death by his parents; son, Christopher Sominski; sisters, Gertrude Kosch, Florence Sowers and Martha Pryzybylski; brothers, John and Richard Sominski.

Visitation will be held Sunday, August 1st from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, Metamora, Ohio. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with pastor Tyler Kleeberger officiating. Interment will follow at Amboy Twp. Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Metamora Historical Society.

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Shirley.....So glad we were able to visit a couple of weeks ago, I always thought a lot of the two of you. Bernie will suffer no more. Thinking of you during these difficult times

Rick Kigar Jul 30 2021 1:34 PM

Shirley and family Please accept my sincere sympathy upon the passing of Bernie. He was a good neighbor and I have fond memories of him as a kid growing up in the neighborhood. Sincerely Bob Vasko

Bob Vasko Jul 30 2021 1:08 PM

Uncle bernie.so many great memories from riding home from four county i would see that domistic sewing van.and would wait for u just to ride home with u.we had great talks.i remember when u tought me how to ride a lawn mower till I hit the swing set.you were more then just a uncle.you watched us grow up.you was a great mentor in my life.from ping pong to bowling.you will be missed never forgotten fly high watch over us.

Wendy Rohda Jul 30 2021 12:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bernard Sominski

Heather Mulinix Jul 29 2021 9:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bernard Sominski

PAMELIA Mccullar Jul 29 2021 8:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bernard Sominski

Wendy Rohda Jul 29 2021 8:28 PM

Uncle Bernie,

I will never forget the life lessons you taught me which all started at a very young age. Growing up in the shop, the fairs and being on the road with you taught me so much and shaped my future and the career I have today.

We covered a lot of ground together over the years and spent countless hours in every school across Southern Michigan and Northwest Ohio repairing machines every summer (and we never missed to many Coney dogs along the way). Those are all memories that will live on with me forever. You were an amazing man, Teacher, Uncle and friend. You will be missed but never forgotten.

Jason Taylor Jul 29 2021 6:38 PM