Neil Kenneth Somers, age 78, of Chapin, MI, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at Hospice House of Shiawassee County, Owosso, MI.
Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, MI, on Saturday, October 3, 2020at 11:00 A.M. Burial will take place at Ford Cemetery, Gratiot County, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.
Neil was born on May 11, 1942, the son of Elwood and Iva Ruth (Harmon) Somers. He attended Elsie Schools. Neil married Paulette Brandal on August 25, 1962 at the Chapin United Methodist Church.
Neil was a lifelong dairy farmer. He also drove semi for Jim Myers for many years. He loved bowling, camping and driving his antique tractors in local area parades. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, old westerns and listening to Willie's Roadhouse. Neil liked making people laugh. He loved time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of the Chapin United Methodist Church.
He was a great husband, wonderful father and grandpa, and loyal friend. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife Paulette Somers, children: Susie Olds, Kathy (Greg) Wirostek, Michael (Lisa) Somers; grandchildren: Scott, Ashley, Keith, and Michelle Wirostek, Becky Olds, Heather (John) Schragg, Matthew and Jacob Somers, and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by brother in law Rick Beracy, sister in law Marie Somers and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard Somers, son in law Ron Olds, mother and father in law Edna and Harry Brandal, step father in law Dan Johnson, brother in law Richard Brandal, and sisters in law: Wanda Beracy and Lana Sanders.
Memorials may be made to Hospice House of Shiawassee County 2005 East Copas Rd., Owosso, MI 48867 or to the Chapin United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI.
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