Farming Rural 08

Allen Judd Somers

May 9, 1936 ~ November 23, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

     Allen Judd Somers, age 85, of Stanton, MI, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Lakeview Terrace Assisted Living, Lakeview, MI.

     In following Allen's wishes, a cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI, with Carol Kusnier officiating.  Burial will follow at Ford Cemetery, Elsie, MI. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Allen was born in Owosso, Michigan on May 9, 1936, the son of Judd and Meroe (Lusby) Somers.  He graduated from Elsie High School with the class of 1954.  Allen proudly served his county in the United States Marines - "Once a Marine always a Marine".   On August 25, 1958, Allen married Dorothea A. Gillett in Owosso.  They were blessed with 56 years of marriage prior to her death on November 29, 2014.  They lived in Chapin on the family farm until moving to Owosso in 1996.

     Allen held many occupations: farmer, manufacturing and implement sales.  He was an avid MSU Spartan fan and ALWAYS a Marine.  He was a member of Chapin United Methodist Church, Harold R. Cooley Marine League, Elsie Masonic Lodge #238, and Marine Toys for Tots.

     Allen is survived by his daughter Kimberly (James) McClelland of Stanton, MI; son Kevin (Tracy) Somers of Elsie, MI; granddaughters: Janelle McClelland, Mallory McClelland, and Addison Somers; step-grandsons: Braydon and Jacob Schaub; sister Lorna (Richard) Semans, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothea, parents, stepmother Zola Somers, mother-in-law Natalie Dewey, daughter-in-law Martha Somers, and his sister Elaine (Ed) Lewandowski.

 

     Memorials may be made to Chapin United Methodist Church - 19848 Chapin Rd., Elsie, MI  48831.  Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com.  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 27, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie
221 E. Main Street
Elsie, MI 48831

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie
221 E. Main Street
Elsie, MI 48831

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