A Funeral Mass will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia, with the Rev. Michael Radowicz officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church from 3 p.m. Thursday until the Mass.
Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home of Stevens Point assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Somers was born May 23, 1925, in the town of Stockton, a son of the late Bert and Valeria (Sankey) Somers. He was raised by his maternal uncle and aunt, Frank and Susan Kubisiak, because his mother died while giving birth to him. He attended grade school at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Fancher and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School.
He enlisted in the Navy on Dec. 3, 1942, in Milwaukee, serving during World War II. He received the Asiatic Pacific medal with two stars, Good Conduct medal, WWII Victory medal and Philippine Liberation medal. He was honorably discharged on April 17, 1946, in Seattle, Wash.
He was married to Grace Kozelek on June 5, 1948, at Sacred Heart Church in Polonia.
He worked for Consolidated Papers for 39 years and retired as a storeroom clerk. He was treasurer of the United Steelworkers Union Local 1306 and was a Knapp/Mason shoe salesman.
He was a past president of the Sacred Heart Holy Name Society, treasurer of the parish for numerous years, and was a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 185 and American Legion Nelson/Kaminski Post 509 of Rosholt.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Joseph (Henrietta), James (Judy) and John, all of Polonia; one daughter, Jacqueline (Ken) Adamski, Polonia; one sister, Esther (the late Gene) Burant, Madison; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jerome; three brothers, Ray (Gertrude), Maynard (Eleanor) and Bruno (Esther); and three sisters, Sister Mary Constantine, Leona (Ed) Sharafinski and Grace (Phil) Konkol.