Richard Elwood Somers
Age 77 of Elsie passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at his home.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Nelson-House Funeral Homes Martin Chapel with Pastor Herb Wheelock officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, November 15 from 2:00 to 8:00pm.
Richard was born on July 15, 1938 to Elwood and Ruth (Harmon) Somers in Ovid. On August 22, 1970, he married Marie Vitous at the Chapin Methodist Church; they celebrated 45 years together this past August.
Richard was a lifelong Dairy and cash crop farmer; he also worked for St. Charles Hardwoods later in life. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved farming, walking in the woods, and looking at trees. He also enjoyed roller skating and snowmobiling.
Richard is survived by his wife, Marie; his daughter, Corinne (Doug) Haughton; his grandchildren, Tiffany and Chris Haughton; his brother, Neil (Paulette) Somers; his brothers-in-laws, Albert (Phyllis) Vitous, Joe (Linda) Vitous; sister-in-law, Mildred (Chuck) Schramm; as well as several nieces and nephews, and other loving family and friends.
He is predeceased by his parents.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Owosso Cancer Center or the Chapin Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.nelson-house.com.