Ambrose A. Somers, 90, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at the Portage County Health Care Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Fancher. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst and from 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church until the services. A rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Somers was born Sept. 20, 1909, in the town of Stockton, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Trader) Somers.
He was married to Agnes Cieslewicz on Jan. 14, 1935, at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.
After their marriage, they settled on the Somers family homestead in the towns of Amherst and Stockton, where they farmed and raised their 10 children until the time of his retirement in 1970. They then resided at their present home at 4254 County Trunk K, Amherst, until he entered the health care center.
He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary’s Church and a member of the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Joseph (Audrey), Stevens Point, and Ambrose Jr. (Linda), Amherst; five daughters, Gertie (Don) Peskie, Dumfries, Va., Agnes (James) Peplinski, Custer, Christine (Tony) Trzebiatowski, Amherst, Ruth (Allen) Kihm, Minot, N.D., and Margaret (James) Georgetown, Ky.; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Anita and Barbara; one son, Daniel; four sisters and two brothers.