OBITUARY

Thomas H. "Tom" Somers

September 28, 1933January 2, 2019
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Thomas Howard Somers, 85, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at his home in Ossian with his wife and son at his bedside. He was born Thursday, September 28, 1933, at home in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Howard Morris and Catherine (Buck) Somers. Tom graduated from Ossian High School in 1952, and then served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He was awarded military honors for National Defense Service, Army of Occupation Germany, sharpshooter, and good conduct. He spent his life as a builder of many churches, homes and businesses. Tom loved his grandchildren, family, gardening, cheering for Purdue Boilermakers and his “deli gang.” In 2016, Tom was among 54 firefighters honored by the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association and the Indiana General Assembly for fifty years of service. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years Marilyn (Moser) Somers; his son, Kent (Lisa) Somers of Fort Wayne; and grandchildren Kyle, Kira and Kenna. He is also survived by his sister, Barbara (Dale) Wilburn, sisters-in-law, Maxine Brandyberry and Pat Brandyberry, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Howard Somers, Bob and Dave Brandyberry. Funeral service will be 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Elzey Patterson Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian with visitation from 10:00 a.m. to noon and from 2:00 p.m. until service time. Preferred memorials may be made to the Ossian volunteer fire department or Calvary United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne.

  • DONATIONS

  • Ossian Volunteer Fire Department
  • Calvary United Methodist Church

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Thomas H. "Tom" Somers

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Gene Donaghy

January 6, 2019

Sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. May God be with you all during this time of celebration of a great life! Tom was always friendly and helpful when needed. Very supportive of his church and friends.

Michael Wicks

January 5, 2019

Most every time he seen me around town no matter where it was he always said hello to me. I can't recall but it seems sometimes we had a short chat. He seemed like a nice man to me

Melissa and Tim Soldner

January 4, 2019

To all the Somers family:
Although we had never met Tom, we felt like we knew him as a result of many wonderful conversations with Kent recently. What a fine man he was and such a caring husband, brother, father, and grandfather. We rejoice that Tom is now with His Heavenly Father and is free of pain. My our Creator God give your family the peace, comfort and strength in the days to come that only He can give.
Blessings,
Melissa and Tim Soldner

Marcia Teeters

January 4, 2019

Our hearts hurt with the family. What a precious, beautiful man Tom was. He will be missed.

Kevin & Marcia

Linda & Frank Ratcliffe

January 4, 2019

Sorry to hear about Tom, he was always so kind and would ask about the family. Would give me talks of good memories of my Dad too. Miss running into him at the delli in Ossian. With not seeing Tom a lot in the last few years when I would see him at the Delli he always knew me.. keeping you all in Prayer.

Karen Getbets

January 3, 2019

Praying God’s peace and comfort in your memories. I have only good memories of Tom . He was a good neighbor and friend. He will be missed and the town of Ossian is a better place because he lived here for so many years. 💕

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Pat and Don and Marilyn and Tom, fifty years apart.

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Pat and Don and Marilyn and Tom, fifty years apart.

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Kent, Cindy, Tom, Mike and Tim.

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Tim and Tom.

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Tom and Kent at Wiley Hall.

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