Jim Somers
1944 - 2011

James Lavaughn Somers passed away peacefully on July 12, 2011, at Froedtert Hospital. Jim was born in Portland, IN, on January 19, 1944, to Ralph L. and Matilda Fay Somers. He married Carol S. (Zorn) Somers on January 25, 1964.

He graduated from Purdue University with a doctorate of Industrial Engineering and retired as a Senior Officer of Manufacturing and Technology at Snap-on Tools, Inc. in 1995. Jim was a member of St. Mary’s Lutheran Church in Kenosha, WI, past officer of AAII, and past Professional Engineer.

He is survived by his wife, Carol S. (Zorn) Somers. Surviving children are Michael J. Somers (Kimberly Nye) of Broadlands, VA; Jeffrey C. Somers (Terri Somers) of Oshkosh, WI; Gregory S. Somers of Madison, WI and Daniel P. Somers (Melissa Merwin) of Minneapolis, MN. Grandchildren include Lea N. Zeise of Madison, WI, and Nathaniel C. Somers and Matthew E. Somers of Oshkosh, WI. A brother, Donald L. Somers (Carol J. Somers) resides in Portland, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Fay Somers, and granddaughter, Elizabeth M. Somers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15th, at St. Mary's Lutheran Church, 2001-80th Street, Kenosha, WI. Services will be held at the church on Saturday, July 16th, at 10:00 a.m. with visitation one hour before the service. Interment will be at Green Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Mary's Lutheran Church, the Shalom Center or the American Cancer Society.