Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Jensen, James A.

Jens Andreas "James A." Jensen

Lived in Somers, Kenosha County, Wisconsin per US Census in years 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940

Born: July 1, 1858 in Borglum, Lokken-Vraa, North Jutland, Denmark
Died: July 11, 1940 in Town of Somers, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.  Buried Oakwood Cemetery in Somers, Wisconsin


James A. Jensen, Oakwood Cemetery, Somers. Wisconsin


Marie Jensen, Oakwood Cemetery, Somers. Wisconsin


Marriage

November 20, 1880 in Ingstrup, Hjorring, Nordjylland, Denmark
Name:  Jens Andreas Jensen and Marie Johanne Jeppesen (also spelled Jepsen)


More About
James A. and Marie on the Oakwood Cemetery website.  Click here.

Immigration

Depart June 6, 1888 from Hamburg
Arrival in New York


Seven Children

Eric Andrew born in Borglum, Denmark November 26, 1882
Jacob Andrew Jensen born in Denmark 1884. Died 1948
Christian A. Jensen born in Denmark August 5, 1885. Died May 18, 1963
Milton Anton "Anton Amel" Jensen born in Denmark March 18, 1887. Died 1926
Anna Jensen born in Wisconsin January 30, 1889. Died 1964
Andrew Jensen born August 15, 1890 in Racine, Wisconsin. Died 1966
Rosalie Jensen born October 15, 1893 in Wisconsin. Died 1903

(Source:  Pruneda-Tremmel Family Tree/Ancestry.com)



Jacob "Jake" Andrew Jensen. Born in Denmark. Son of James A. and Marie Jensen
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers, Wisconsin
(Photo courtesy of USGenWebArchivesProject Larry & Linda Kopet)


Chris A. (Christian Andrew) Jensen and Edith J. (also known as Jessie Edith Yule) Jensen
Edith is the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Yule and Margaret Jessie Robena Strang.
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers, Wisconsin
(Photo courtesy of USGenWebArchivesProject Larry & Linda Kopet)



Anton Amel (also known as Milton Anton Amel) Jensen
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers, Wisconsin
(Photo courtesy of USGenWebArchivesProject Larry & Linda Kopet)



Rosalia Jensen died in infancy
1893 - October 15, 1893
Daughter of James A. Jensen and Marie Jepson Jensen
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers, Wisconsin
(Photo courtesy of USGenWebArchivesProject Larry & Linda Kopet)




James A Jensen Genealogy of 2nd and 3rd Generations


(Source: Gail Jensen Lesjak)








Christian A. Jensen Family

Partial 1924 Plat Map of Town of Somers, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Section 16 - C.A. Jensen 45 acres.  Highway EA just south of Highway E


Marriage
February 26, 1908 in Somers Congregational Church, Somers, Wisconsin
Christian A. Jensen and Jessie Edith Yule (daughter of Benjamin Franklin Yule and Margaret Jessie Robena Strang)


Five Children
Jessie Bernice Jensen born December 4, 1908 in Somers, Wisconsin. Died October 20, 1928.
James Raymond Jensen born January 6, 1911
Bernard Chris "Buzz" Jensen born November 19, 1914
Lillian Edith "Toot" Jensen born July 11, 1917
Robert Stanley "Bud" Jensen born April 14, 1919


Lorraine Marshall marries Robert Stanley Jensen at Somers Congregational Church in Somers, Wisconsin
1940

Robert "Bud" Stanley Jensen




(Source: Photos above provided by Gail Jensen Lesjak, daughter of Robert S. Jensen and granddaughter of Chris and Edith (Yule) Jensen)



Chris A. and Edith J. Jensen
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers, Wisconsin
(Photo courtesy of Gail Jensen Lesjak)





Jessie Bernice Jensen, daughter of Chris A. and Edith J. Jensen
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers, Wisconsin
(Photo courtesy of Gail Jensen Lesjak)







Yule Family
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Friday, January 26, 2018

Somers Clubs

The original Somers pioneers, those who immigrated here from the East Coast or Europe, came when Somers was a wilderness.  As families arrived, they cleared land, established churches, schools, and a town government.  A community was born.  You will see below that the first generation born in Somers were committed to community and were a very, very social bunch as evidenced by some of the clubs mentioned below.  In the early days, most of the first generation married neighbors which resulted in many people being related - one big family.


Somers 4-H Club held a beach party on the lake shore with the Hillcrest Hill Tops 4-H members as their guests.  Games and a wiener roast were enjoyed. The 4-H Sewing Club met with Helen Leet.  The girls are working on projects for the county fair.
(Racine Journal Times. August 9, 1935)

Approximately 70 Kenosha County 4-H Club members of Somers and Salem townships gathered at Paddock Lake to participate in the first one-day club camp program in the county.  Other clubs represented the first day were Berryville, Kellogg's Corners, Hillcrest and Trevor.
(Racine Journal Time. July 29, 1935)

The Somers 4-H Club visited the boys garden projects.  Afterward they went to Pets for a camp fire, sunset and candle lighting service, and a supper served to about 35 members.  The girls exhibited their sewing and baking projects on the William Lauer porch in the evening.
The Willing Workers 4-H Club met Friday evening at Wood Road School.
(Racine Journal Times August 16, 1934)

Somers 4-H Club will hold its annual achievement party Thursday night at Washington School.  A feature of the program will be a dress parade by Miss Helen Leet's sewing class.  Pins of achievement will be presented.
(Racine Journal Times November 6, 1935)

Somers 4-H held its annual chicken dinner at Washington School.  63 members and guests attended.  Program included home economics and a member of the Kenosha County Board.
(Racine Journal Times Nov. 13, 1935)

Junior Berryville Mother's Club spent the afternoon sewing and lunch was served.
(Racine Journal Times July 29, 1935)

Berryville senior softball team defeated Bullamore forks 47-7 on Wednesday night.  The Pilgrim Daughters club held an ice cream festival on the church lawn Thursday night.
(Racine Journal Times July 29, 1935)

The Timely Twenty Club met on Thursday afternoon.  Four tables played cards.
More than 400 attended the community picnic at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Swartz on Saturday.  the Friedens Lutheran Church band entertained and led the community in singing, races, and games.
(Racine Journal Times August 16, 1934)

Somers Township Study Club met in the afternoon at Mrs. Frank Feest home.  Mrs. Keidtke will demonstrate one dish meals.
(Racine Journal Times May 2, 1935)

On Tuesday, Somers Champion Dartball Team, The Washington Night Hawks, will play Somers American Juniors at Washington School.
Pike River PTA met Tuesday and elected new officers.
(Racine Journal Times April 19, 1935)

Busy Bee  Club will meet in Berryville Tuesday afternoon.  Lunch will be served.
Berryville 500 Club met. Prizes and refreshments were served.  A record crowd attended a card party at the Berryville School last Friday.  Prizes were awarded and lunch was served.
(Racine Journal Times November 6, 1935)

The Women's Missionary Society met at Mrs. Earl Yule's home Thursday afternoon.
(Racine Journal Times May 26, 1936)

The Somers Camp Royal Neighbors Club met at Woodman Hall Tuesday afternoon.  The Handicraft Club will meet with Miss Blackmon on Friday.
(Racine Journal Times December 30, 1935)

Friendly Neighbor Club met Thursday afternoon.  Four tables of 500 were played with prizes awarded.  The Timely 20 Club met Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Alice Huck.
(Racine Journal Times November 13, 1935)

Somers Camp of Modern Woodmen of American #828 met.
(Racine Journal Times October 20, 1908)

Somers Men's Club served a mother-daughter banquet Friday evening.  142 roast pork dinners were served.  Somers Farm Bureau Association met Thursday night at Washington School.
(Racine Journal Times March 21, 1950)

Somers Rod and Gun Club located on Highway E about 1-1/4 miles west of I-94.
(Racine Journal Times September 29, 1964)

Wood Road Community Club will meet at the schoolhouse Wednesday afternoon.
(Racine Journal Times September 6, 1914)

The Somers Hi-Lo Schafskopf Club will meet at the home of Mrs. William Clayton Tuesday afternoon.
(Racine Journal Times Feb. 8, 1941)

Berryville Mothers club held a dance and card party and a harvest supper in October.  Proceeds will go toward a school hot lunch project and dance proceeds of $10.45 paid for  and had installed a Masonite ceiling in the dining room in the southeast basement.
In spike of the inclement weather, about 300 responded to the invitation to attend the Royal Neighbors character and costume party at Woodman Hall.  Following was a luncheon and dance.  Awards were presented and all enjoyed the 3 piece band from Kenosha.
(Racine Journal Times October 5, 1940)

A full house attended the basketball game between Somers Specials and Horlick's All Stars of Racine at Woodmen Hall.  Score:  Somers 17, Hawks 15.
(Racine Journal Times March 1, 1922)

Saturday evening, the Somers basketball team played at Woodman Hall.  Teams from the US Naval team from Lake Bluff, Illinois and Zion City team played.
(Racine Journal Times March 3, 1916)

Hillcrest PTA Study Club will meet Thursday with Mrs. Eliza Jones.
(Racine Journal Times Oct. 28, 1940)

A Halloween party will be given by Pike River PTA Study Club on Thursday October 31.
(Racine Journal Times October 28, 1940)

Berryville 500 Club met Wednesday afternoon.  Berryville Softball team defeated Bullamore Forks 47-7 on Wednesday night.
(Racine Journal Times Feb. 29, 1935)

Girls Scouts of Berryville are sponsoring a public card party and dance at Berryville School.  The Berryville Musketters will meet at Harold Williams, Thursday evening.
(Racine Journal Times April 11, 1940)

The Berryville Ladies Guild will sponsor a rummage sale at the Ivan Rouse home on October 25.  Proceeds will go to the Lakeshore Community Church.
(Racine Journal Times Oct. 21, 1939)

The Berryville Guerillas football team lost to the Kenosha South Siders last Saturday at the Washington bowl.
(Racine Journal Times October 14, 1939)

The Woodmen Hall Association annual meeting will be held at the Hall on January 15 at 8pm.

The schedule for Somers National Dart Ball games are:
Pike River Woodpeckers at Hillcrest
Berryville Hot Shots at Wood Road
Berryville Gophers-Hawks vs. Bullamore forks Monkeys
All Star at Burr Oak
Burr Oak Hot Shots vs. Kingflashers at Bullamore Forks
Washington Tigers vs. Washington Night Hawks.

The Somers American League will play:
Hillcrest Sharpshooters-Eagles - Wood Road
Bluebirds-Badgers at Berryville
Bullamore forks, Lions-Blue Jays at Wood Road
Burr Oak Jrs - Wildcats at Bullamore forks
Washington Big Shots at Pike River
(Racine Journal Times January 14, 1935)

Members of the Berryville Community Club are enjoying their weekly Thursday night dances at the School.  The Owls Club met at the Mike Funk home on Sunday to play Schofskopf and lunch at Kellogg's Corners.
The Berryville Art Craft Club held a meeting at the school on Wednesday evening.
(Racine Journal Times January 13, 1936)

The Somers Farm Bureau met Thursday evening at the Washington State Graded School Hall.  This organization holds meetings on the four Thursday evening of each month.
(Racine Journal Times Oct 1, 1945)

The Woman's Missionary Society met with Mrs. Albert Bullamore on Wednesday afternoon. Officers were elected.  President-Mrs. Edward Longmore; Secretary Mrs. Louis Wilcox; Treasurer Mrs. George P. Leet
(Racine Journal Times Jan 27 1917)

The Somers Red Cross until has completed its quota of work and will not meet until further notice.  Mrs. Earl S. Yule is chairman of the Somers unit and her supervisors are Mmes. Archie Bush, Ernest Tabbert, and Axel Hendrickson.
(Racine Journal Times Dec 2, 1944)

The Loyal Workers, Berryville 4-H Club girls will meet with their leader, Mrs. Daniel Klapproth on Friday afternoon for sewing at the Berryville schoolhouse.
(Racine Aug 16, 1934)

The meeting of the Pike River Beavers 4-H Club met at the Washington School on Friday evening with good attendance.
(Racine September 23, 1917)

The Triangle 4-H Club of Bullamore Forks entertained the Willing Workers 4-H Club of Wood Road at a party last evening and in return the Willing Workers are entertaining the Triangle Club at a wiener and marshmallow roast this Saturday evening at the home of Mrs. Swartz, weather permitting.
(Racine Sept 23, 1932)

The Loyal Workers 4-H Club of Berryville will hold a meeting at the school Friday night, October 7.  The first meeting of the Berryville PTA will be held October 1 in the evening at 8 o'clock.
(Racine Oct 1, 1932)

An annual meeting of the Racine-Kenosha County Beet Growers Association held in Lingweller's Hall on Friday, the existing staff of officers and the board of directors were re-elected.  President, AJ Piper of Berryville; VP HA Lubenow, Trever; Sec-Treas John Herzog, Somers. Board members AJ Piper of Berryville, E Lamberton of Racine, John Bowers of Sylvania, A Sewell of Gatliff, Martin Herzog of Corliss, AP Nelson of Union Grove,m HA Lubenow of Trever, JA Torrey of Pleasant Prairie, William Thompson and John Lichter of East Somers, John Herzog of Somers.
(January 8, 1916)

A correction in the last Berryville news about the Old Time Dance Club card and dancing party, which were held on Wednesday nights, but which now during Lent will be held on Tuesday night, and not Friday night as printed.
(March 11, 1933)

15 member of the Berryville Mother's Club met at the school after which all motored to the home of past president Alta Meekma.  Four tables of 500 were played.  A pot luck lunch was served.  (Sept 23, 1932)























Thursday, January 25, 2018

Kenosha High School

30th Kenosha High School Reunion. June 19141 at Maybelle Halbett Huntoon's house at 7404 7th Avenue
Margaret Kingsley Gerl__, Laura Baldwin Cummings, Evelyn Longmore Gardinier, Thora Mickelson Smith, Amy, Newman Robbins, ? La___ Yule Miller, S.W. Ward
Mr. and MNrs. George Tremper, Edna Heidersdorf Thom, Helen Hammond Seager, Genevieve Kelley Turner, Maybell Hallett Huntoon and Charles Thomas
(Photo courtesy of Jim Smith)




30th Anniversary Kenosha High School reunion - June 1941
Left to right: Laura Baldwin, LaMaude Yule, Edna Heidersdorf Thom
Evelyn Longmore Gardinier, Amy Neumann Cummings, Mrs. S.W. Ward, Thora Michelsen Smith, Maybelle
Men in foreground: Charles Thomas and Mr. Tremper
(Photo courtesy of Jim Smith)







Smith, Sam



Merlyn (son) and Sam (father) Smith
Somers, Wisconsin
(Photo courtesy of Jim Smith)








Sam Smith.  1819 in Moline, Illinois
(Photo courtesy of Jim Smith)

Sam Smith digging potatoes on farm in Somers on 22nd Avenue
(Photo courtesy of Jim Smith)

Sam Smith Family
(Photo courtesy of Jim Smith)




(Photo courtesy of Jim Smith)

Smith house on 22nd Avenue
(Courtesy of Jim Smith)



A Red-E Power Cultivator attached to the onion sifter or separator which grades onion. This is on the farm of Mr. Sam Smith in the Racine Onion District.  The Red-E hooked up to this sifter was getting about 300 bushels more per day than another outfit across the road with a stationary engine for running it and a Fordson Tractor for pulling it over the field.  Photo taken by Pioneer Manufacturing Co.
(Photo courtesy of Jim Smith)

Mrs. Sam (Thora) Smith
(Photo courtesy of Jim Smith)


Thora M. Smith
(Photo courtesy of Jim Smith)

Motorcycle Club 1910-1911






Motorcycle Club.  Photo taken about 1910-1911
Clarence Bose of Somers Township is 4th from left.  Daniel A. Klapproth is 3rd from the right.
See news article below.
(Photo courtesy of Jim Smith)


Jack Bernvitzke (left) and Daniel A. Klapproth (right) on motorcycles in front of Harley Davidson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Dan Klapproth lived most his life on the Klapproth farm in Berryville in Somers Township.
See newspaper article below.  It mentions Guy Dixon of Dixon's Sporting Goods Store which refers to the photo above of the Motorcycle Club.
(Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson)

Date of article and publisher is unknown.












Washington Jr High School Kenosha


Washington Junior High School is located in the City of Kenosha; however, photos are included on the Somers Pioneer website because there are students in the photos who are/were Somers residents.





Washington Junior High School, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Class of 1930
(Photo courtesy of Jim Smith.  His father-in-law, Allie Bose, is in this photo.)
The Bose family are early pioneers of Somers.
Click on photo for closer view.









Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Obituaries with a Somers Connection

These obituaries represent a record of the genealogy of Somers residents, many from early settlement to the 1980's.  Listed on many are survivor names that link one family to another, employment, schools attended, church of record, and clubs.  Most important are listings of community involvement whether it be a teacher, blacksmith, serve on a road commission, town board, school board, and other clubs.

On a humorous note, it appears after reading all of the obituaries while typing this list, many people who have lived a long time in Somers are related to one another.  There are too many obits to scan, however; I have listed names in alphabetical order and made brief notes (complete obituary information was not copied) to assist people who are researching their Somers ancestors.

Where did I obtain these obituaries?  Some are from our family bible, but residents of Somers gave me several scrapbooks that contained newspaper obituary clippings of people who had a connection with the Town/Village of Somers, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.  None of the obituaries identify the newspaper or date of publication, but both the Kenosha News and Racine Journal Times posted obituaries for Somers because the Town is located between Kenosha and Racine.  All obituaries are glued to scrapbook pages.

The original newspaper clippings and scrapbooks with this information will be donated (for the purpose of family research) to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Archives in Somers, Wisconsin.



Adamowicz, Jean. 1926 - 2006. Daughter of Earl S. and Lillian Turkelson Yule.  Lifelong member of Somers Community United Church of Christ. Married Casey Adamowicz in 1949 at St. Casimir's Catholic Church in Kenosha. Brother, Jack T. Yule. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery.  Husband Casey also buried at Oakwood.

Aderman, Sherman. 12th Street, Somers.  Died July 1997.  Born September 1894 in Appleton, he grew up in Appleton. He worked for the Post Office and then attended Marquette University.  Enlisting in the service at age 23 in 1917 with his brother, he was a machine gunner in the 129th Infantry Machine Gun Co, 33rd Division.  Before the service he taught school in Appleton.
On July 4, 1916, he married Mildred L. Haigh of Somers.  She died in 1970. After retirement he helped plant trees on the Bong Recreational Area, University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Lake Geneva area.  During summers, he also worked for the Campbell Soup Co.  He was employed with Consolidated Sugar Beet Corp located in Somers.  He was a friend on Somers Community Church, a charter member of Somers Volunteer Fire Dept, honorary member of the Department, life member of David Leet American Legion Post 552 in Somers.  He was awarded the World War I 75th Anniversary Medal in 1994 by the Legion.  He went deer hunting on his 100th birthday.

Aderman, Mildred (Mrs. Sherman).  Died in 1970 at age 68.  Lived in and born in Somers August 19, 1901, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Haigh.  She received her education in Somers and at the Racine Business College.  She married Sherman Aderman in 1926 and was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ.   Survivors are her husband, five sons, Donald of Garden Grove, Cal., John of Somers, Wayne of Rochester, Minn., Melvin and Kenneth of Kenosha.  Three daughters, Marjorie of Somers, Mrs. Joseph (Betty) Nall of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Ronald (Lyda) Mentek of Frankfort, Germany.  Three sisters. Mrs. Elmer (Edith) Henricksen and Mrs. Jacob (Irene) Brown of Somers and Mrs. John (Helen) Kaupie of Lombard, Ill.  Preceded in death by son Robert and daughter Sharon Lee.

Andersen, Elmer R.  Died in 1979 at age 63 in Elcho, Wisconsin from injuries received in an auto accident.  Born in Racine in 1916, he moved to Elcho from Racine in 1972. He married Edna Mae Thomsen in 1937.  He served in World War II and owned a concrete and concrete pumping business from 1943 until 1971.  He was a charter member and past president of the Somers Saddle Club.

Anderson, Hugh M. Lived in Somers, died at home on June 8, 2000 at the age of 87. Born in Hocking, Iowa in 1912, he moved with his family and worked on the family farm in south Kenosha.  He worked at Macwhyte Wire before enlisting in the service in 1943 where he was a surgical technician with Field Army Hospital 861. He received a Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European-African Middle Easter Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Stars, and three Overseas Service Bars.  He was discharged in 1946.   In 1948 he married Genevieve Brenneman in Genoa City.  He was a member of the Somers Community church for over 48 years.

Bailey, Edwin G.  Died in 1974 at age 74 in Bradenton, Florida. Born in Somers in 1899, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Bailey.  He had resided here all his life until retiring in Florida.  On June 3, 1922 he married Emma Hansen.  Bailey farmed and was a sales rep for the Truesdell Supply Co. until retirement.

Barrows, Bert. Died in 1973 at age 84.  Lived on 22nd Avenue.  Born in Racine County in 1889, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester J. Barrows.  He made his home in Somers in 1921.  On July 25, 1914 he married Miss Lelia Bartlett in Genoa City, Wisconsin. She died in 1968.  For 38 years he was employed as greens keeper  at the Kenosha Country Club (Berryville neighborhood) , retiring in 1961. He was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ.

Barrows, Charles.  Died in 1979 at age 82.  Born in 1896 in Somers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob J. (Caroline Kohlman) Barrows. He received his education in Somers and was a life long resident.  In 1924 he married Stella Fink.  She died in 1971.  He was an Army veteran of World War I, being discharged in 1919.  He was a sergeant first class in the Motor Transport Corps.  He was a farmer in the Town of Somers.  Member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Racine.  Surviving is daughter Carol Barrows of Kenosha, brother Stanley R. of Kenosha, sister Laverna of Union Grove.  Preceded in death by sister Mrs. Edna Thompson and brother Louis. J.

Barrows, Laura. Died in 1984 at 84 years old.  She was born in Kellogg's Corners (neighborhood in Somers located on I-94 and County Line Road) on January 5, 1890, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Foster.  She was a graduate of Kenosha High School and was a teacher in Kenosha County Schools.  On June 13, 1914, she married Louis J. Barrows. Member of Somers Camp Royal Neighbors of America for over 40 years.  Preceded in death by son, Floyd and brother George Foster.

Barrows, Louis J.  Died in 1978 at age 84.  Born July 16, 1893 in Somers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob J. Barrows.  He is a lifetime resident of Somers, educated in Somers school and continued at the College of Commerce in Kenosha.  On June 3, 1914 he married Laura Foster.  She died 1974.  He farmed in Somers.  Member of St. Peter Catholic Church and was a past Treasurer of the Town of Somers.  Survivors include daughter Mrs. Roy (Delores) Safransky of Kenosha, two brother, Charles and Stanley of Somers, sister Laverna James of Union Grove.  Preceded in death by son Floyd and sister Edna Thompson.

Barrows, Stanley R. Died January 1995. Son of Jacob and Caroline (Kohlman) Barrows, he was born in Somers in 1904. A lifelong resident of the area, he attended local schools and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in agriculture. In 1927 he married Myrtle Sorenson at Somers Congregational Church. He served in the Navy from 1942 to 1945.  He was a self-employed carpenter/contractor in the Kenosha/Somers area.  Sister, Laverna James of Union Grove. Preceding him in death were his parents, wife on October 1965, two brothers, Louis and Charles, and sister, Edna Thompson.  Buried at Oakwood Cemetery.
Myrtle Sorenson was born February 1904, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Sorenson.  In 1905 she came to Somers Township with her parents.  She was employed at the Simmons Co office for many years prior to her retirement in 1962. She was a Sunday School teacher and supervisor for many years.

Bauman, Edith. Lived in Minnetonka, Minnesota, formerly of Somers.  Died March 7, 1991. Daughter of George and Catherine Tabbert.  She was born in Somers March 10, 1928. She married in 1948 Howard Bauman in Somers.   Brother Wesley Tabbert. Sister, Constance Pocan.

Benson-Held, Betty M.  1940-2014. Born to Nels and Edna Jensen in Somers, Wisconsin. Burial at Union Grove Cemetery.

Birchell, Jesse. Lived on 100th Avenue in Somers, he died December 1992.  Born in 1912 in Sylvania (Town of Yorkville/Racine County) he was the son of Thomas R. and Charlotte (Haigh) Birchell.  He moved to Somers with his family when he was a child and attended local schools. In 1944 he married Dorothy Streek in Madison. He farmed all his life in Somers. He was a charter member of the Somers Fire Department and was a member of the Somers Rod and Gun Club and an active player for the Somers Cardinal Baseball teams. He was preceded in death by parents, sister Gladys Bush in 1983.

Birchell, Dorothy. 1921-2006. Born in Kenosha.  In 1944, she married Jesse Birchell. She was employed at Somers School and was a member of Somers Community United Church of Christ. Son Ron lives in Somers.

Bishop, John L. Died February 15, 2014. Born 1937 to Joseph and Norma (Umland) Bishop. Served in the US Army. Served at member of the Somers Town Board of Supervisors. Gloria Chubrilo is daughter living in Somers. Burial at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park.

Bishop, Joseph Lorin (Pat). Died in 1969 at age 62. Somers Town Chairman and a member of the County Board of Supervisors.  He was born in Somers on May 28, 1907, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Bishop. In 1933 he married Miss Norma Umland. For 30 years he operated a dairy farm in Somers.  He was a member of Somers United Church of Christ and other organizations.  Bishop was a side town board supervisor for two years beginning in 1963, coming to the position through a appointment caused by the death of the late Chris Jensen. In 1965 he was elected town chairman. He was instrumental in modernizing the government in Somers which included preparations for the coming of the new University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus.

Blackmon, Howard E.  Died in 1982 at 71. He was born in Somers in 1911, son of Frank and Mary (Dorey) Blackmon.  He completed eighth grade at Hillcrest School in Somers.  In 1927 he got his first drivers license and began Blackmon Trucking Co., a firm he still headed at the time of his death.  He was also employed as plant superintendent of the N.S. Koos and Son Co. fertilizer plant in Somers from 1935 to 1953.  He was called the dean of Kenosha County's town chairmen when he retired in 1979.  He died in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, reportedly attending a wedding when he was stricken and died.  He was elected Somers Town Chairman in 1971, serving four terms.  He did not seek re-election due to poor health. He was elected as a supervisor in 1965 but prior to that time was active on the Somers Planning Commission and in the formation of Somers first sanitary district in the early 1950's.  During Blackmon's 25-year career in town government, Somers grew substantially. He recalled that when Frank Newman was Town Clerk they would meet in Frank's kitchen for one hour a month to take care of everything.  He was a member of Somers United Church of Christ among other organizations.  Brother Willard died in 1983 at age 79.  Willard was born in Somers in 1903.  Willard worked at Peter Pirsch Co. Howard's sister Mabel died at age 86 in 1985. She was a school teacher.

Blackmon, Ruby M. Died in Kenosha November 1999. Born in 1906 in the Town of Paris. She attended schools in Paris, lived in Racine, and in 1928, married Willard Blackmon.  He died in 1983.  She worked as a dietitian at Brookside Care Center for 17 years and as a cook for Hillcrest Grade School in Somers for 10 years.  She was a member of Somers community Church where she served as a deaconess, Sunday School teacher and superintendent, and president of Pilgrim Daughters and youth leader.  She and her husband served as foster parents for several children in the the 1940's and 50's.

Bloner, Robert L. died January 24, 2001. Lifelong resident of Somers.  Born 1946. Served in US Army from 1964 to 1970.  For 35 years, he owned and operating Bloner Electric, Heating and Air Conditioning Sales and Service.

Bohm, Cyril R.  Died in 1982 at age 71.  Lived in Somers.  Son of Arthur C. and Mae Oliver Fox Bohm.  Born in 1911.  He attended the Pike River School. In 1933 he married Delia M. Barnard.  He was a farmer in Somers and employed by the Wisconsin Natural Gas Co, retiring in 1976.  Member of United Church of Christ in Somers.

Bohm, Arthur C.  died in 1985 at age 95.  Son of August and Elizabeth (Schaefer) Bohm.  He was born in 1890 in Somers.  He attended schools in Somers.  In 1909 he married Mae O. Fox.  She died in 1980.  For many, many years he was a farmer in Somers.  Member of Somers United Church of Christ and a former member of the Pike River School Board.

Bohm, George A.  Died in 1970 at age 82. Born in Somers on November 24, 1887, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. August F. Bohm.  He was educated in Somers and graduated from Kenosha College of Commerce.  He moved to Kenosha in 1905. He owned and operated Bohm & Sons Moving and Transfer Co. for 43 years.  Survived by two brother, Arthur of Somers and Robert, Racine, sister Mrs. Clara Henn of Paris Township. Two sons and daughter.

Bohm, I. Kenneth. Lived on 12th Street, died April 1996 at St.  Catherine's Hospital. Born August 1918 in the Town of Paris, he was the son of Arthur and Mae (Fox) Bohm. During World War II he served in the US Army. He was employed by the Fenske Garage in Somers.  On July 27, 1940, he married Jane Tabbert in Somers Congregational Church.  From 1949 to 1982 he worked at Eaton-Dynamatic.  He was an active member of Somers Community Church, Somers American Legion post 552, as well as other community organizations.  He was a member of the Somers Volunteer Fire Department and served as former chief.  He also formerly served as a Supervisor on the Somers Town Board.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Cyril Bohm, and sister, Cleo Polansky.

Bohm, Mae O.  Died in 1980 at age 89. Born in 1891 in Wisconsin, daughter of John and Sylvia (Belue) Fox.  She came to Kenosha as a child and moved to Somers after marrying Arthur C. Bohm in 1909.  Member of Somers United Church of Christ.

Bohm, Robert J. Died in Racine December 2, 1987 at age 90. He was born November 1897 in the Town of Somers. He lived in Racine since 1921 and founded Bohm Electric Co. During World War I he served in the Army.  Member of the Plymouth Congregational Church. Past historian and chairman of Badger Boys State. The Hanson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bose, Clarence C.  Died in 1968. Resident of Somers. Born in Kenosha County in May 1889, son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Bose. On January 19, 1914, he married Miss Audrey M. Wilsey.  He farmed all his life until retiring in 1960. Surviving is son Albert C. of Somers, daughter Mrs. Marjorie A. Van Berg of Cedar Lake, Indiana, one brother Everett Bose of Los Angeles. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1967, one brother, William F., and two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Hansche and Mrs. Annie Derby.

Bose, Harriet (Mrs. William). Died in 1973 at age 83 in Neenah, Wisconsin.  She was born in Cudahy, Wisconsin in 1890, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Fred H. Donsing.  She married William Bose who died in 1967.

Bose, Violet Birch. Died November 19, 2012. Born June 7, 1923 in Somers to parents Chris and Ottillie Birch, Somers pioneers.  Family dry goods/gas station known as Center of the World on 22nd Avenue and Birch Road. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery. Married Allie Bose who also was from a Somers pioneer family.

Bradley, J. Frank. Died in 1966 at St. Catherine's Hospital. Born June 5, 1886 in Somers, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bradley.  He received his education at Herzog School, the College of Commerce, and was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin farm course in 1908.  He was engaged in farming in Somers and on Highway 38 in Caledonia Township in Racine County.  He married Miss Jeannette Holloway December 28, 1911. She died in 1965.   He was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Racine, a member of the choir for 40 years, a member of the Somers Board Sanitary District and the Oakwood Cemetery Board.  Sisters Mrs. Carrie Flett and Mrs. Eunice Bullamore, both of Somers.

Bray, Esther Margaret.  Born April 30, 1914. Died February 3, 1996. Attended Friedens Lutheran Church.  Buried at Oakwood Cemetery.

Brown, Dorothy. Lived on Green Bay Road. Died November 1991. Born in 1933 in Somers, daughter of Jacob and Irene (Haigh) Brown.  She attended schools in Somers.  Member of the Raymond Seventh Day Adventists Church.  Employed as clerk for Wisconsin Dept of Corrections and Wisconsin Dept of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Brunet, Laura.  Died in 1969 at age 82.  Lived in Somers and died at the home of her daughter in Silver Springs, Md.  Born in Lake Delton, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fox. In 1912 she moved to Somers where she resided until she became ill two years ago.  In 1939 she married Samuel Brunet.  He died in 1953.  For several years she taught school in Somers and later was employed by Cox Fuel & Grain Co. for 12 years and then by the Somers Fuel and Grain Co.  A daughter survives, Mrs. Chet (Martha) Reid of Silver Springs, Md.

Buechner, Dagmar.  Died in 1980 at 85 years old. Born in Somers in 1895, daughter of Jens and Christina (Scheel) Christensen.  Married J. Henry Buechner in 1919. He died in 1980.  Member of Atonement Lutheran Church in Racine.  Survived by three daughters, Beatrice Houtz, Joyce Cronin and Beverly Dreger all of Somers.

Bull, Willard C. 1916-2006. Son of Albert and Bessie (Christensen) Bull. Serviced in World War II. In 1952 he married Delia B. Burgess. Attended Somers Community United Church of Christ.
Delia B. Bull, of  County Line Road, died December 1999. Born in 1914 on the farm homestead in Racine County, she was the daughter of Ira ad Mollie (Hettle) Burgess.  She attended the agricultural school in Rochester.  A life long member of Somers Community Church.  She was preceded in death by a brother, David Burgess and a sister, Marion Albright.

Bullamore, Etta.  Died 1978 at age 92. Died at her daughter's home on 30th Avenue.  Born in Kendaia, NY in 1885, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert (Sarah) Waugh.  She was educated there and came to Woodworth, Wisconsin in 1904.  She was a housewife and farmed in Kenosha County since then.  On November 25, 1907, she married Roy O. Bullamore.  He died in 1949. She was a member of Somers United Church of Christ.  Surviving are son Howard O. of Kenosha, daughter Mrs. Glenn (Lucille) Swartz of  Somers. Preceded in death by two brother Russell and Charles and four sisters, Jessie, Anna and Carrie and Mrs. Nellie Bullamore.

Bullamore, Eunice. Died in 1972 at age 90. Lived in Somers.  Born in Somers in 1882, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bradley of the Berryville neighborhood in Somers.  She received her education at the Herzog School in Racine County and studied music at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.  She taught piano for a number of years.  She married Albert E. Bullamore in 1904. He died in 1958.   She was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ. and was the church organist for 50 years.  Survived by daughter, Miss Marjorie Bullamore of Somers.  Two brothers William and J. Frank Bradley.  Three sisters, Miss Sadie Bradley, Mrs. Margaret Ozanne, and Mrs. Carrie Flett all of Somers.

Bullamore, Marjorie.  Formerly of Somers, she died in Whitewater on August 1999 at Fairhaven Retirement Center.  Born January 2, 1906 in Somers, she was the daughter of Albert and Eunice Bullamore.  She graduated from Kenosha High School and from Bush Conservatory of Music in Chicago with a bachelor's degree in violin and theory.  She was a traveling violin soloist and traveled in the summer of 1927 with United Chautauqua with Rainbow Sextet in the winter of 1927-28 and in the summer of 1928 with Redpath Chautauqua. She taught violin and piano in Chicago; Blue Mountain, Miss.; Cooperstown, NY; Hibbing, Minn.; and Beaver Dam.  She returned to the area in 1948. She was a member of Somers United Church of Christ. For 38 years, she directed their choir and took care of alter flowers.   Creamation took place.

Bullamore, Russell W. 1921-2006. Born in Somers, son of Russell and Nellie (Waugh) Bullamore. Served in World War II.  Burial at Green Ridge Cemetery.

 Bullamore, Nellie of 53rd Street died at Kenosha Memorial Hospital after a short illness in 1966. She was born in Seneca County, New York in 1883, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Waugh.  She spent her early life in New York and moved to Kenosha County in 1903.  She married Russell G. Bullamore June 21, 1910 and he died in 1958. She was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ, Ladies Aid of the church, Royal Neighbors of American, and the Birthday Club of Somers.  Nellie was survived by four sons, Oren, Allen and Russell W. of Kenosha and Delbert of Roselle, Illinois, two brothers, Charles and Clinton Waugh and one sister, Mrs. Etta Bullamore of Kenosha.

Bullamore, Isabel. Died at age 85 on November 25, 1990 in Kenosha. Daughter of Rev. George C. and Carrie (Bradley) Flett.  She was born in 1905 in Gladstone, Michigan.  She earned a bachelor's degree in English and piano from the Western College of Oxford Ohio in 1927 and later a masters degree from the University of Cincinnati. During her career she developed teaching units for World Book Encyclopedia.   For 14 years she taught in Cincinnati then moved to Racine in 1953 and taught school there.  On July 7, 1955, she married William E. Bullamore. She was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ where she was organist from 1953 to 1983.

Bullamore, William. Lived in Somers. Died November 2000 in Kenosha.  Born in 1906, he was the son of Grant W and Clara (Barter) Bullamore and was a lifelong Somers resident. He attended Somers schools. He worked on the Bullamore family farm which was established in 1867.  On July 7, 1955 he married Isabell Flett in Somers.  She died in 1990.  He was a member of Somers Community Church where he served on a number of boards and also was a 4-H leader for more than 30 years.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Everett Bullamore, and a sister, Evelyn Myers.


Burkard, Doris D.  Died in 1980 at age 74.  Born in 1905 in Somers, daughter of Harry R. and Sadie Mae (Haigh) Dixon.  Life long resident. In 1951 married Henry J. Burkard in Cheyenne, Wyo.  She was employed by Kenosha County from 1925 to 1970 and retired as assistant deputy county clerk.

Bush, Mrs. Amelia (Emory).  Died at her home in Somers following a short illness.  She was born May 7, 1864 in Somers and had resided here all her life.  Parents of Mrs. Bush, Mr. and Mrs. Abram Ozanne came to Somers from the Isle of Guernsey in the early 1840's.  Survived are her husband Emory whom she married May 30, 1926.  Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Enda Uelman.

Bush, Harold D.  Died at 71 years old at University Hospital at Madison in 1967. Born in Pleasant Prairie January 1896, he was son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville G. Bush. On February, 1918 Bush enlisted in the US Army.  He was a veteran of World War I. He served overseas with a discharge in 1919.  June 1923 he married Miss Cecelia Lichter.  Mr. Bush worked as a farmer in Somers until moving to Pecatonica, Illinois in 1932.  He farmed until retiring in 1963, then returning to Somers.  He was a member of St. George Catholic Church. Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Laverne) Helding of Somers and Mrs. Frank (Irene) Fink of Patagona, Arizona. Mr. Bush was preceded in death by three brother, Duane, Raymond, and Archie.

Bush, Gladys V.  Died in 1983 at age 77.  Daughter of Thomas R. and Charlotte (Haigh) Birchell.  She was born in 1905 in Somers.  She attended school in Somers and graduated at Union Grove Normal School.  In 1924 she married Archie B. Bush.  He died in 1962.  She formerly taught school in Somers and in 1970 moved to Dellwood to live with her daughter,  She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Somers.

Bydalek, Frank M.  Died in 1983 at age 67.  Born in 1915 in Union Grove and formerly of Somers and Twin Lakes.  In 1973 he married Katie Karlsin in Las Vegas. He started a mink ranch in 1938 and established Bydalek Fur Foods and Bydalek Fur Farms, Inc. in Somers until retiring in 1982.  He served on national board of fur farmers and many other organizations.  He worked for Macwhyte Wire Rope from 1933 to 1946.

Camponeschi, Harriet J. Died May 20, 2004. Born in Somers November 21, 1913, daughter of Harry and Edna (Barrows) Thompson. Educated at Wood Road School, Somers. Husband Ernest Meyer who died in 1948 and remarried Julius Camponeschi in 1951.  Member of Somers Community Church.  Sister is Ruth Bishop Smith and Mary Ellen Werner.  Brother Norman Thompson.

Christensen, Henry.  Died in 1983 at age 90 in Tarpon Springs Florida General Hospital.  He was born March 22, 1893 in Tomerby, Vensyel, Denmark.  He attended school in Denmark and Racine as a young man.  In 1919 he married Nanna Ebbesen.  She died in 1947.  He married Catherine Cropp in Racine in 1950. He worked as a blacksmith in Racine for many years and moved to the Town of Somers in 1933 where he opened his own blacksmith and hydraulic lift shop.  He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Somers Volunteer Fire Dept while living in Somers.

Christensen, Verne. Died June 24, 2007. Born in Racine, graduated from University of Wisconsin.  Served in the Army during World War II and later in the US Air Force in Korea as flight engineer.  He held a private pilot's license.  He worked in the dairy, baking and food processing business in the US, Korea, Japan, Greece and Turkey.  He married in 1964 Connie Castagna of Connecticut.  As a young man, "Verne worked side by side with his dad in the family blacksmith shop in Somers. Both Verne and his dad were volunteers for the Somers Fire Dept."  Verne served in the military. Burial at Graceland Cemetery.

Christensen, Walter E. Died July 1992, son of Lauritz and Sine Marie (Rasmussen) Christensen. He was born 1918 in Kenosha.  He lived on 12th Street.  He married Lorraine Hill in 1945 at First Methodist Church.  He farmed in Somers and sold his produce at the Kenosha Farmers Market.  He was a member of the Danish Brotherhood Lodge No. 14 and the International Aero Space Workers Lodge No. 1777.  Lorraine Christensen of 12th Street died June 1993.  She was born in 1924 in Kenosha, daughter of Cecil and Lillian (Clausen) Hill.

Cole, Adrain "Ade". 1936-2008. He was born in Kenosha, son of Abraham and Christine (Bosman) Cole. Married Darlene Smith in 1956.  Worked 30 years at AMC.  Burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Corbett, Everett. Died in 1967 in Racine at St. Mary's Hospital at age 75.  Family named Corbett Road in Somers.  He was born June 12, 1892 in somers and spent his entire lifetime as a resident where he was engaged in farming.  Survived by widow, Louise, daughter Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Gilbert of Portland, Oregon and son Everett W. of Racine.

Cormican, Colin Jeffery. Passed away at 2-1/2 months on January 27, 2009. Parents Christina Wilson and Michael Cormican of Kenosha.  Burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Coughlin, Stanley W.  Died in 1986 at the age of 92.  Son of William and Margaret (Heidersdorf) Coughlin, he was born in 1894 in Kenosha County.  He was a graduate of the Racine College of Commerce.  He was a farmer in the Town of Paris and former member of Franksville United Methodist Church.  He was Treasurer for the Kellogg's Corners (Somers Township located at I-9 and County Line Road) School District for 21 years.

Cronin, Thomas W. Lived on 100th Avenue in Somers, died in 1991. Born in 1922 in Kenosha. He served in the Navy in the European Theater in France, Africa and Italy in addition to the pacific Theater from 1942 until 1946. He worked at American Motors for 30 years.  Member of Somers United Church of Christ and Somers American Legion Post No. 552.

DeLine, Jeanette (Jean).  Died in 1978 at age 67. Lived on Birch road. Born September 19, 1911 in Somers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bohanan. Married Ray E. DeLine in 1931. Employed at Jockey International for 25 years and was associated with her husband in Ray and Jean's Tavern, retiring 1971.  Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Delbert (Dorothy) Bullamore of Roselle, Ill., and Mrs. Robert (Marguerite) Lotz of Milwaukee. Preceded in death by daughter Donna and sister Gertrude E. Bohanon in 1941.

Doerflinger, Inger. Died at 85 years at St. Catherine's Hospital October 21, 1988. Daughter of Christian J. and Pauline (Anderson) Heide. She was born November 7, 1902 in Somers.  She also attended schools in Somers and the Morris Business College in Racine. In 1924 she married Charles Doerflinger in Kenosha.  Employed for 16 years at the Leonard Insurance Agency, retiring in 1967. She was preceded in death by two bothers, Otto and Fritz Heide.

Doerflinger, Charles. Lived on 100th Avenue i Somers. Son of Charles and Mary (Hetzler) Doerflinger.  He was born i Somers January 2, 1898.  I attended school in Somers and the Kenosha College of Commerce.  In 1924 he married Inger Heide. A farmer in Somers, he was also employed by Simmons Co. for 31 years.  He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church.  He had two brothers, Howard and Fred, and three sisters, Mamie Gardinier, Gladys Jacobsen of Kenosha and Francis Eyre of San Antonio, Texas.

Doerflinger, Frederic. Died in 1984 at age 89.  Son of Charles and Mary (Hetzler) Doerflinger.  Born 1895 in Somers.  He attended school in Somers and was a lifelong resident.  In 1918 he married Anna Meyer.  She died in 1963.  He was a member of the 60 and over Club and Somers Golden Age Club.  He also worked at American Motors.  Survivors from England, Kenosha, Somers, San Antonio, Texas.

Dinges, Edward "Whitey". Died December 4, 1984 at age 62 at St. Catherine's Hospital.  Lived in Kenosha and Necedah, Wisconsin.  Born February 11, 1922 in Lincoln, Nebraska.  He attended local schools and resided in the Town of Somers before moving to Necedah in 1979. In 1942 he married Marilyn Mueller.  He is a Marine veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theatre and awarded a Purple Heart while with the First Marine Division.  He was employed by American Motors.  Member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.  He was a member of the American Legion Somers Post 552.

Dinges, Lydia (Mrs. Henry H.) Died in 1973 at age 77. Born in Norga, Russia in 1895. In Russia on January 24, 1912 she married Henry H. Dinges who died in 1961.  She came to America and to Lincoln, Neb in 1912 and in 1926 moved to Somers.  She was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ.

Donsing, Baden. Died 1992 at his residence on Harrison Road. Son of Fred W. and Laura (Polling) Donsing.  He was born in Somers on January 3, 1918.  He was a life long resident of Somers and attended Somers Elementary School and Kenosha schools.  On January 11, 1947, he married Gloria Wurtz. In his early years he worked in a the sauerkraut produce industry and later went into banking, retiring in 1983.

Donsing, Laura (Mrs. Frederick W.).  Died in 1973 at 84 years old. Born in Cardiff, South Wales in 1888, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Polling. She spent her early life and attended schools in South Wales.  In 1912 she came to the US and became a Kenosha resident.  She married Frederick W. Donsing in 1914 in Waukegan, Illinois.  He died in 1963.  She was a member of St. Matthew Episcopal Church.

Dorey, Christina (Mrs. William J.). Died in 1973 at age 87. Born in Somers on January 5, 1885, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth J. Gardinier. She attended school in Somers.  in 1910 she married William J. Dorey who died in 1955.  She is survived by Dorey, Buswell, Kober, Gardinier, Lauer, Ehmke, and Tabbert relatives.

Dorey, Herzle E.  Died in 1973 at age 61.  Born in Somers in 1911, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Dorey.  He attended Somers schools. In 1954 he married Edith Sartor Arnsmeyer.  He was employed by American Motors and was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ.

Dorey, Edith. Died 1998.  Born 1918 in Somers, daughter of William and Chrstine (Gardinier) Dorey. Sister Bernice Kober of Kenosha. Brothers Herzel, Harvey, Kennth, and Everett. Sister Hazel.

Ehmke, Lillian.  (Mrs. Frank W.). Died in 1975 at age 76.  Born in Somers on January 14,1899, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Gardinier. In 1922 she married Frank W. Ehmke.  Member of the Plymouth Congregational Church.   Preceded in death by four sisters, Joan Gardinier, Mrs. Edward Tabbert, Mrs. William Dorey, and Mrs. Peter Lauer, and a brother Thomas S. of Somers.

Doerflinger, John J.  Died in 1969 at age 73.  Born in Somers May 1896, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gottfried Doerflinger. He attended Somers schools.  He was employed by American Motors for 40 years before retiring in 1960. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church.  On November 25, 1915 he married Lillian Hansen who died in 1937. On May 16, 1942 he married Mrs. Signe Anderson Champagne, who survived him. Brother and sisters survived.

Dreger, Theodore.  Died in 1972 at age 80. He was born in East Prussia on May 5, 1892 and attended school there.  He came to this country in 1912 and resided in Michigan before coming to Kenosha in 1922.  In Lansing, Michigan he married Martha Rakow in 1921.  She died in 1960.  He was employed at American Motors for 44 years prior to his retirement in 1955.  Survivors are three sons, Garriet and Leon of Kenosha and Elliott in Guam.  Three daughters are Mrs. Benjamin (Dorothy) Reck, Mrs. Gene (Leila) Mutchler, and Mrs. Wayne (Helen) Mutchler all of Kenosha. His son Leon was very active in Somers and the Leon Dreger Auditorium in the Village/Town Hall of Somers was named in his honor.

Duda, Dr. L. Joan.  Died in 1983 at 55 years old.  She was born in 1927.  She married Kenneth Baldwin in Racine.  A graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathy, she practiced 22 years in Somers and in Racine.  She served in the Air Force from 1977 to 1979.  Relatives survived live in Racine, Franksville and Long Beach, Calif.

Edquist, Arthur.  died 1979 at age 85.  Born in Kenosha in 1895, son of John A. (Clara W. Carlson) Edquist.  He was educated in Somers schools.  In 1915 he married Nellie E. Curphey.  He farmed in Kenosha County until retiring in 1959.  Member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Preceded in death by two sons, Robert C. on July 4, 1944 in World War II and Sgt. Kenneth I. killed in World War II action on June 7, 1945, and three brothers, Emil in infancy, Iver J. and Ray A.

Edquist, Glenn. Died July 17, 2006. Born in Paris township. Married Betty Davis i 1950.  Sister Ethel Gallatin lives in Somers.  Born to a Swedish farming family, he operated a farm in Somers for most of his life. Served as Town of Somers Assessor and a volunteer of the Somers Fire Department.  He was a member of the Somers Community Church and the Somers Rod and Gun Club.  In 1969 he was appointed to the Kenosha County Board.  Burial at Sunset Ridge.

Edquist, Iver J. Died in 1970 at age 74. Lived in Somers.  Born in Kenosha in 1895, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Edquist.  He received his education in Somers.  He farmed in Somers until his retirement in 1961.  On March 20, 1920 he married Mabel Burgeson.  Mr. Edquist was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.  He was a veteran of World War I serving in the Army. He served on the Board of Kenosha Milk Producers and the Farmers Co-Op for many years.  Survivors are son, Glenn, daughter Mrs. John (Ethel) Gallatin of Somers, two brothers, Arthur and Roy of Somers, sisters, Mrs. Roy (Ethlyn) Buswell of Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Roy (Lila) Secor of Somers.  A brother, Email preceded him in death.

Edquist, Russell. 1918-2012.  Born in Kenosha to Arthur and Nellie (Curphey) Edquist. He spent his very early life helping on the family farm in Somers.  He was educated in Somers and Kenosha.  He worked for the Post Office for 34 years.  Sisters Hazel (Albert) Basten and Marian (Glen) Rasmussen of Kenosha. Brothers Arthur Jr., Kenneth, John, and Robert. Burial at Sunset Ridge.

Everard, Laura Foss. Lived in New Hope, Minnesota. Husbands Herman J. Foss and David Everard, Jr. Preceded in death by son Jerry Foss and grandson, Mike Foss.  Survived by children Herman, Kathy Jacobs, Joan Parker, James Foss.  Services held by Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Racine.  Burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Everett, Marjorie.  Died in 1981 at age 86.  Born in 1894 in Somers, daughter of Henry and Lavina (Ozanne) Uhlenberg.  She was a lifelong resident.  Married Charles Everett in 1919. He died in 1966.  Farmed in Town of Paris until 1955. Member of Paris Corners United Methodist Church.

Felton, Elizabeth Flett. Died May 1991. Born November 17, 1901 in New Salem, Ill. she was the daughter of Rev. George C. and Carie (Bradley) Flett. She graduated from Western College, Oxford, Ohio.  In 1926 she was one of 49 teachers honored at the Sesquicentennial Exposition in Philadelphia, receiving a gold medal from President Calvin Coolidge.  In 1929 she married Rufus Felton. He died in 1932.  She moved to Somers in 1932 and was a teacher at Washington park High School for 34 years, retiring in 1966.  She was the editor of the Southport Newsletter of the Kenosha County Historical Society for 15 years, and the Bulletin of the Woman's Club of Kenosha. She was a volunteer at the Somers Elementary School library for 14 years and a member of the Somers United Church of Christ among other organizations.  Sister was Isabel Bullamore who died in 1990.

Fenske, Sr., Russell L.  Died in 1987 at age 83.  Son of Louis and Winifred (Vogel) Fenske. Born in Kenosha in 1903.  He attended schools in Somers and Kenosha.  In 1928 he married Gladys Merville in Zion, Illinois. He formerly had been employed by Eaton Corp and Peter Pirsch Co.  He owned and operated Fenske's Auto Service in Somers for 27 years, retiring in 1972.  He was a charter member of the Somers Volunteer Fire Dept where he had been assistant chief for 25 years.  Surviving is son Russell, Jr. and daughter Barbara (Mrs. Melvin) Klapproth, both of Somers.

Flett, Carrie Bradley. Resident of Somers, she died at St. Catherine's Hospital at age 91 in 1966.  She is the widow of the late Rev. George C.  Flett. She was born in Somers Township May 22, 1875, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bradley. She attended Herzog School and Wheaton College.  She married Rev. Flett in November 28, 1899, who preceded her in death May 1937.  The Fletts lived in Michigan, Illinois and Onslow, Iowa, then returned to Somers in 1931.  She was a member of Somers United Church of Christ.  Two daughters, Mrs. Rufus (Elizabeth) Felton and Mrs. William (Isabel) Bullamore of Somers; and one sister, Mrs. Eunice Bullamore, also of Somers.  Two brothers, William and Frank, and two sisters, Miss Sadie Bradley and Mrs. Margaret Ozanne, died previously.

Frank, Harold G. Died in 1970 at age 58. Living in Somers. Kenosha County Coroner Harold Wagner said he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.  Born in Silver Lake in 1911, he moved to Somers in 1954.  At the time of death he was employed by Neumiller Farms.

Fredricksen, Fred.  Died in 1983 at age 89. Son of James and Johanna (Olsen) Fredricksen.  he was born i 1894 in Kenosha and attended school there.  In 1919 he married Lydia Shields.  She died in 1977.  He farmed in Somers for many years and was also employed at American Motors.  Member of Somers United Church of Christ.

Free, Doyle E. Died January 12, 2001. Lived in Somers. Born in Arkansas. Moved to Kenosha area with parents in 1956.

Freitag, George.  Died 1972 at 79 years from injuries received in an auto accident in Racine.  He was born in Racine but moved to Kenosha County residing in Paris and Somers Township.  For years he was the proprietor of a grocery store, tavern, and upholstering business in Somers.

Freitag, Charles E. Died in 1977 at age 49 in Garden Grove, Calif. Born in 1928, son of George L. Freitag. He lived in Town of Paris and Town of Somers before moving to California in 1960.

Gales, Muriel E.  (nee: Donsing)  Born July 1915 and died February 1995. Buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Highway 32 in Caledonia, Wisconsin.

Gardinier, Doris. Died May 22, 2003. Born in Somers 1927 daughter of Samuel and Dora (Helding) Gardinier. She grew up in Somers.

Gardinier, Evelyn (Mrs. Irving E.). Died in 1976 at 84 years old. Born in June 1892 in Sylvania, Wis. (Racine County), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Longmore.  In 1917 she married Irving E. Gardinier.  She was a four-term Somers Township Assessor.  Member of Somers United Church of Christ and organist and Sunday School teacher for more than 30 years. Surviving are husband, uncle Edward Longmore in Somers.

Gardinier (Dick) Irving.  Died in 1979 at age 86.  He was born in Somers September 12, 1892.  He was a farmer and lifelong resident of Kenosha County.  Preceded in death by his wife Evelyn in 1976.  Brothers surviving are Samuel of Eagle Wisconsin and Ellsworth in Kenosha.

Gardinier, Thomas S.  Died in 1970 at age 67.  Lived in Somers on County Line Road. He was born in Somers in 1902, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth J. Gardinier.  He received his education at Wood Road School in Somers.  He married Miss Frieda S. Becker on July 3, 1948.  He farmed in Somers until 1966 when he retired.  He was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church.  Survivors are three brothers, Samuel J. of Eagle, Wis. and Irving E. and Elsworth J., both of Somers. Three sisters, Mrs. Tina Dorey, Somers, Mrs. Myrtle Lauer, and Mrs. Frank W. Ehmke of Kenosha. Two sisters, Miss Joan Gardinier and Mrs. Ella Tabbert, preceded him in death.

Gascoigne, Jr. Thomas C. 1952-2010. Born in Kenosha, son of Thomas and Lucile (Ketchum) Gascoigne, Sr. Married in 1992 to Diana Vengrin.  Member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church.  Burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Gehring, Frank.  Died in 1973 at age 73.  A retired farmer, he was born April 28, 1900 in Somers.  Member of St. Edward Church in Racine. Survivors are wife Julia, son Robert in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Two brothers, John M. of Kenosha and William, North Judson, Indiana.  Preceded in death by son Gerald, daughter Virginia, sister Mrs. Gertrude Drummond and a brother, George.

Gitzlaff, John A.  Died 1972.  Born in Somers August 10, 1895, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Gitzlaff.  He received his education in Somers and the College of Commerce.  He farmed in Somers most of his life and later was employed by Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1961. He was a member of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Survivors are his wife, brother William of Kenosha.  Three sisters, Miss Louise and Mrs. Gertrude Lentz of Kenosha and Mrs. Malvina Craner of North Chicago, Illinois.

Gitzlaff, Lois I. Died January 6, 2002 at age 78. Formerly of Somers. Born 1923, daughter of Fred and Laverne (Bush) Helding. As a child she moved with her family to Somers. She served in the US Navy during World War II. She was a member of the Madsen-Empey American Legion Post 89 in Minocqua.  In 1966 she moved to the Wausau area.  Her husband was Arnold Gitzlaff who died in 1980.

Hamilton, Oliver "Ollie". 1912-2005. Born in Somers, son of George and Josephine (Pfeiffer) Hamilton.  As a child, helped deliver mail in Somers on horseback.  Member of the Wisconsin Bar Association and served in World War II.  Burial at St. James Catholic Cemetery.

Hanks, Dorothy L. Died July 10, 20032. Born 1920 and daughter of Ellsworth and Mamie (Doerflinger) Gardinier.

Hansche, Anna (Mrs. Edward).  Died in 1979. Lived in Berryville neighborhood of Somers. Born November 19, 1883 in the Town of Caledonia and moved to Somers to the Hansche farm. Member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Racine.  Surviving are son, Henry of Somers, two sisters, Miss Minnie Voight and Miss Matilda Voight, both of Racine.  Preceded in death by her husband, Edward, on September 8, 1951.

Hansche, Charles W. Died 1998.  Born 1916 in  Beloit, Wisconsin, son of John W. and Charlotte (Rogers) Hansche.  In 1938 he married Ruth A. Gardinier in Somers.  Served in World War II.  Died i La Crosse Wisconsin.

Hansen, Sr., Arthur.  Died in Los Angeles, California. He was born in Somers on February 20, 1904, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hansen.  His mother remarried and lived in Racine - Mrs. Otto (Mary) Nelson.  He has a brother, Harold Hansen who lives in Somers and a deceased brother, George.  Sisters Mrs. Lillian Doerflinger, Dagmar Mead of Kenoshaand Alice Weimer of Milwaukee.  He spent his early  life and received his education in Kenosha County.  He moved to Los Angeles in 1948. In 1921, he married Miss Madeline Bauer who died in 1963. He had been employed by American Brass and Simmons in Kenosha.

Hanson, James M. Died January 23, 2001. Born in 1943 in Racine. On August 28, 1965, he married Janet Leet in Somers.  He was a farmer and breeder of shorthorn cattle. Resided in Union Grove.

Hanson, Marion. Died April 9, 2003. Born May 1, 1916 to Mr. and Mrs. James R. Pedley.

Hare, Virginia A.  Lived in Rockford, Illinois. Died December 29, 1991 at home of daughter in Loves Park, Ill.  Daughter of Matthew and Isabelle (Wirtz) Rasmussen of Somers.  She was born May 17, 1920.  She married Rufus Hare who died in 1987. She served in the US Army Nurse Corps during World War II in the Pacific.  Son, Allen.  Daughters Sara Becker, Patricia Cowan, Margaret Burkett, Betty Johnson. Sisters Patricia Werner, Dorothy Hawkins, Bernice Ludwig.

Hart, Leona. Born July 7, 1915 in Somers, daughter of Theodore and Theresa Funk. Lived in Somers most of her life.  Her sister, Hazel (Frank) Wilkomm resided in Somers.

Hauch, Dr. Allan. 1925-2009.  Born in Springfield, Ohio. Received his Master of Divinity from Hamma School of Theology in Springfield, Ohio.  He married Shirley Myers in 1947. He received a Doctorate of Theology from Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Conn in 1950.  Continued post graduate work in various places nationally and internationally.  He was a professor of Religion at Carthage College from 1968 until retirement in 1989.  Daughters Deborah Wiersum and Tamara Jerred. Funeral services at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Kenosha. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Somers.

Heide, Christian J. Lived on 100th Avenue in Somers.  Died in 1979 at 103 years old. Born in 1875 in Vrensted Jutland, Denmark, son of Fritz and Inger Marie Heide.  He came to America in 1892 and lived in Racine until moving to Somers where he farmed until his retirement.  He married Pauline Andersen in 1897. She died 1918.  He was a member of St. Mary Luthern Church.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Christen, Martinus and Peter, a sister Mrs. Kathryn Nelsen and two sons, Fritz and Otto Heide.

Heide, Ida (Mrs. Fritz).  Died in 1976 at 78 years old. Born in Racine in 1897, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jens Christensen. She received her education in Somers. On May 8, 1920 she married Fritz Heide. He died in 1949. She was a member of Somers United Church of Christ. Surviving are son, Glenn D. Heide of Kenosha, daughter Phyliss Borger of Kenosha, sister Dagmar Buechner of Somers. Preceded in death by two sons and five brothers and three sisters.

Heide, Stanford M.  Died in 1983 at age 70.  Lived in Somers.  Son of John M. and Anna (Huus) Heide.  Born in Kenosha 1912.  He attended local schools and was a graduate of Angola University, Angola, Indiana.  In 1946 he married Anna Mae Shotliff.  He worked as chief engineer for Precision Products, Dynamic Industries in Chicago for 30 years.  Member of St. Mary Lutheran Church.

Hendricksen, Edith.  Died in 1982 at 79 years old. Lived in Somers. Daughter of John and Katherine (Lytle) Haigh. She was born in 1903 in Somers.  In 1924 she married Bert Christensen.  He died in 1945.  In 1951 she married Elmer L. Hendricksen who died in 1973.  She taught school in Kenosha and Racine counties.  Member of Somers United Church of Christ.

Hendricksen, Elmer.  Died 1973 at 68 years old in Somers.  He was born in Racine on October 4, 1905 and came to Kenosha County as a child.  He farmed almost all his life and had been employed at Webster Electric Co, American Motors, Massey-Harris prior to his retirement in 1954 when he continued farming.  In 1951 he married Edith Christensen, Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Member of Somers United Church of Christ.

Hendricksen, Sine. At 94 years old, died in 1967 at St. Catherine's Hospital.  Born in Aalrup, Denmark, June 1873, she was daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jens Jensen. She received her education in Denmark and came to the United States in 1899 and settled in Racine.  On August 4, 1901, she married Julius Hendricksen, who died in 1932. They resided in Somers since 1909.  Survived by two sons, Elmer and Roy both of Somers and two daughters, Marie and Mrs. Olga Sullivan of Pompano Beach, Florida.  Survived by sister Mrs. Marie Drover of Allegan, Michigan.

Herzog, Ronald. Died July 15, 2009. Parents Kris and Elizabeth (Chenhall) Herzog. Paternal grandfather Alfred Herzog, paternal great-grandparents, John Jacob and Lucile Herzog.  Burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Hileman, Robert T 1944-2011. Lived in Pleasant Prairie. Buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

Houtz, Beatrice. Died May 28, 2012. Born in Somers November 15, 1920, daughter of J. Henry and Dagmar (Christensen) Buechner. Bea served as Somers Postmaster for over 22 years.  Sister Beverly (Leon) Dreger. Funeral service at Somers Community United Church.  Burial at Oakwood Cemetery, Somers.

Hughes, Marion E., died February 3, 1998. Born December 21, 1916. Daughter of Nicholas and Mary Thelen.  Married Floyd Hughes June 10, 1943 in Somers.

Ingrouille, Ervin W.  Died 1972 at age 74 following injuries sustained in a two-car crash at the intersection of Highways 31 and 43 in Somers.  Born in Somers in 1897, he was a lifetime resident.  On November 9, 1918, he married Marie Rasmussen who survives him.  He was employed at Dumore Co. in Racine and Massey Ferguson until his retirement in 1962.  He was a member of the Somers Golden Agers.  Three sons, Gerald of Racine, Robert and Edward of Kenosha, daughter Mrs. Ralph (Shirley) Mandernack of Somers.  Also surviving is a brother, Clifford of Chicago.

Ingrouille, Gerald D. Died April 4, 2013. Born September 13, 1919, son of Irvin and Marie (Rasmussen) Ingrouille. Served in World War II. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery, Somers.

James, Laverna M. Lived in Union Grove. Died February 1995. Born May 12, 1910 in Somers, she was the daughter of Jacob Jackson and Caroline (Kohlmann) Barrows. In June 1933 she married Paul James in Marshall.  He died in 1983.  She also managed Paul James Trucking and Excavating.  Preceding her in death were a grandson, Donald; three brothers, Stanley, Charles, and Lewis, and sister, Edna Thompson.

Jensen, Marie A.  Died i 1985 at age 67.  Daughter of Eric A. and Annie C. (Johnson) Jensen.  She was born in 1917 in Somers.  She attended Somers schools and was a member of Somers United Church of Christ.

Jensen, Raymond J. Died in 1979 at age 68. Born January 6, 1911 in Somers, son of Chris A. and Edith (Yule) Jensen.  Married Evelyn Neu in 1932.  He was a set up man at Ladish Co.

Jensen, Richard V. Died 1992 in Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, California.  A former Somers resident, he was the son of Eric and Annie (Johnson) Jensen.  He was born in 1916 in Somers.  In 1937 he married Wilma Downey of Racine.  He served in WWII in the US Air Force. He was a B-29 pilot over the China Theater, flying about 50 missions.  Beginning as a salesman for Jockey International in 1946, he eventually became the company president, retiring in 1981.

Jorgensen, Erik. 1914-2006.  Born in Nykobing, Denmark, son of Erhardt Persson and Dorthea Jorgensen. In 1942 he married Hansine Johansen in Denmark.  Came to Racine in June 1954, moving to Somers in 1959.  In Denmark he was employed as a cobblestone brick layer and upon immigrating here worked with Svensen Bros Construction. He was walso head custodian at Somers Elementary School.  Buried at Sunset Ridge.


Lichter, Bernard. Died December 1991. Born in 1916, he was the son of Frank and Marcia (Bower) Lichter.  He attended St. George Catholic School.  He married in 1940 Orbelle Johnson at Holy Name Church in Racine.  She died in 1990.  He was a self-employed farmer, owning Barney's Vegetable Stand on the corner of Highway E and H in the Town of Somers.  He also sold at the Kenosha Farmers Market. He worked at American Motors from 1957 to 1980.  He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church. Surviving are two sons, Bernard F and James R of Somers, brothers Robert and Urban of Somers, sister Genevieve Mohr.

Lichter, Marcia (Mrs. Frank). Died in 1979 at age 89. Born in Somers on June 11, 1890, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram (Jenny Naylor) Bowers.  She was a lifetime resident of Somers and educated at local schools.  In 1915 she married Frank P. Lichter at St. George Church in Kenosha. He died in 1957. Member of St. Peter Catholic church and the Senior Citizens of Somers.  Survived by sons Bernard, Urban and Robert all of Somers, a daughter Mrs. Genevieve Mohr of Kenosha. Preceded in death by brother Kenneth and sister Mrs. Erma Leet.

Lichter, Urban Frank. 1923-2006. Son of Frank and Marsha (Bowers) Lichter. His life's work was farming in Somers.  Brother Bernard and sister, Genevieve Mohr.  Burial at Sunset Ridge.

Lindl, Richard. 1916-2005. Appointed Kenosha County Parks Director in 1955 and served 25 years. Served three terms as Town of Somers Supervisor. He developed the 36-hold golf course at Brighton Dale on lad that was formerly part of Bong Air Base.

James, Lloyd R Lived in Salem, Oregon, he died July 1996 in Salem.  Born July 1904 in Bevier, Missouri, he was the son of James E. and Elizabeth (Jones) James. He moved to Kenosha in 1941 from Murtough, Idaho where he was a farmer and school bus driver.  He taught school in Bevier for several years and then was a coal miner for several years.  He farmed in Somers while also working as a pipe-fitter for American Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1973.

Jensen, Andrew. Died at Sheridan Nursing Home in 1966. Born in Somers on August 15, 1890, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Jensen. He received his education in local schools and spent his entire life in Kenosha County. On December 8, 1915, he married Miss Clara Sellnow.  Mr. Jensen farmed in Somers for many years, and in 1925 moved to Kenosha where he was employed by the Department of Public Works.  He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.  Survived by one sister, Mrs. Minnie Petersen of Kenosha.

Jensen, Bernard C. Died October 8, 2003 and born in Somers November 19, 1914 of Chris and Edith (Yule) Jensen. Worked at Yule Truck Lines for 41 years. He played on the Somers Admirals baseball team.

Jensen, Edith.  Died in 1967 at 76 years old at Sheridan Nursing Home. Born in Somers on June 25, 1890, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Yule. She attended schools of Somers and Racine. On February 26, 1908, she married Chris A. Jensen, who died in May 1963.  She was a member of Somers United Church of Christ.

Jensen, James E. Died in 1977 age 63.  Born in Somers in 1914, son of Mr. and Mrs. Erick (Anna) Jensen.  He received his education in schools in Somers and graduated from Kenosha High School. In 1956 he married Marie Denig.  He served in the Air Force with overseas duty in the Asian and Pacific Theatre with the 553rd AAF base unit.  He was employed as a machinist by the Eaton corp for 24 years.  Preceded in death by father, Eric in 1945.

Jensen, Robert S. 1919-2005. Son of Chris and Edith (Yule) Jensen. Married Gertude Marshall in Somers in 1940. Member of the Somers Community Church.

Johnson, Julius P. Died in 1969. Somers resident. Died on his 52nd wedding anniversary.  He was born in Mosling, Wisconsin, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Johnson.  He came to Kenosha County in 1914 and has made his home here since that time.  On June 1917 he married the former Miss Clara Rasmussen.  He was employed by the Kenosha County Highway Department for 29 years and also farmed until 1958 when he retired.  He was a member of St. Mary's Lutheran Church.  Two sisters also lived in Somers, Mrs. Clarence (Annie) Smith and Mrs. Ernest (Alice) Tabbert. Other survivors.

Kaupie, Helen (Haigh). Formerly of  Somers. Lived in Lombard, Illinois and died in 1998 in Downers Grove, Illinois.  Born February 1, 1915 in Somers, she was the daughter of John and Katherine Marie (Lytle) Haigh, long-time Somers residents.

Klapproth, Daniel.  Died in 1981 at age 62.  Born in 1918 in Racine, son of Daniel A. and Vernetta (Rolfs) Klapproth of the Berryville neighborhood of Somers.  He was a lifelong resident of Somers. He married Veronica Kamiskis in Racine in 1946. He served in the Army from 1939 to 1945 with duty in the Panama Canal Zone.  He formerly owned and operated Lathrop Automotive Service and later set up and was automotive service manager for Bob Adams AMC dealership in Union Grove.  Employed as a master mechanic for Bob Adams Classic Cars. Member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Racine.  Surviving are wife, son Daniel, Jr., two brothers, Sherwood and Melvin, both of Somers, a sister Shirley Damaschke in Racine.  Preceded in death by his father, Daniel, Sr. of Somers and brother, Irvin of Somers.

Klapproth, Melvin. Died March 20, 2004. Born 1931 to Daniel and Vernetta (Rolfs) Klapproth in the Berryville community of Somers. Served in the US Army. Married Barbara Fenske (died April 7, 187) in Somers in 1952 and remarried Cecilia Hubert in 1988. Worked with father-in-law Russ Fenske at Fenske Auto Service in Somers. Later changed name to Mel's Auto Service. Assistant Fire Chief of Somers Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years and member of the David Leet American Legion Post 552 in Somers.

Kreamer, Kenneth. Died January 7, 2003. Husband of Ione Smith Kreamer originally from Somers.

Larsen, Marjorie (Mrs. Ernst). Died in 1975 at 61 years old. Born in Somers in 1913, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Umland.  She attended local schools.  In 1938 she married Ernst Larsen who died in 1973.  She was employed by Kenosha County Agriculture Extension Office for many years.  She was a member of the Somers Royal Neighbors, Somers Golden Agers, Somers Civic Association.  Two sisters, Norma Bishop of Somers and Elva Schaffer of Racine.

Lauer, Pearl Swenson. Died in Somers March 2000.  Born January 3, 1911, in Chicago, she became the adopted daughter of Axel ad Betty (Anderson) Swenson.  She was an operator with Wisconsin Bell.  She moved to Somers to the family farm that she enjoyed as a child in about 1946 to live with her mother.  She then worked in Kenosha as a telephone operator.  She married Wilfred D. Lauer October 19, 1966. He died December 7, 1966.  Her farmstead and her late husband's family farmstead were located on what is now the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  She spent winters in Florida.

Lauer, Wilfred. Died at his home in Somers in 1966. He was born in Somers January 1, 1913, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lauer, life-long residents of this area.  He received his education in Somers, Kenosha High School, College of Commerce, and attended University of Wisconsin.  He married Miss Pearl Swenson October 19, 1966. He was active in 4-H and owned and operated the Lauer farm and apple orchards.  Sisters Mrs. Gordon (Louise) Smith of Somers and Mrs. Fred (Wilma) Gillmore, Medford, Wisconsin.

Lauer Myrtle (Mrs.Peter J.).  Died in 1973 at 82 years old at West Allis Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Somers in 1890, daughter of Ellsworth Gardinier.  She attended Somers schools.  On December 16, 1916, she married Peter J. Lauer who died in 1965.  Following her husbands death she moved to Kenosha.  She was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ. Survivors are a daughter Mrs. Roger (Marion) Prange, three brothers, Samuel of Eagle, Wis., Irving and Ellsworth, both of Kenosha. Sister Mrs. Frank (Lillian) Ehmke of Kenosha.  Preceded in death by brother Thomas and sister Joan Gardinier, Mrs. Ella Tabbert, and Mrs. Chrstina Dorey.

Leet, Captain David L.  April 14, 1972.  Pilot with the lst Marine Air Wing, reported missing in action in Vietnam.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. Leverett Leet of Somers.  Parents were notified by telegram that there son was missing and that a search and rescue mission was in progress.  Leet was the pilot of an EA6A aircraft which failed to return to the Da Nang air base from a night combat mission. Leet's wife Kathryn and son Jason were in Japan visiting him when he was ordered to Vietnam on April 3. He had been stationed at the Marine air base at Iwaduni, Japan.  Leet received his training at Saufley Field Naval Auxiliary Air station in Pansacola, Fla, the Naval Air station in Meridian, Miss, and was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Sation, Cherry Point, NC.  He last served with the BMCJ-1, MAG 15, 1st Marine Air Wing.

Leet, Leverett.  Died 1986 at age 72.  Lived on Green Bay Road.  Son of George P. and Erma (Bowers) Leet, Somers early settlers and pioneers.  He was born in 1914 in Somers.  He attended Somers and Washington Schools in Somers and was a 1932 graduate of the Racine County Agriculture School in Rochester.  Leverett assumed the farm responsibilities at age 18 after his father lost a leg in a sawmill accident.  He worked at Nash Motors by night and the farm during the day.
He married Virginia Noble in 1935.  She is credited with managing a flock of 500 turkeys in the early days.  In addition to being a truck-crop farmer, he raised Hereford cattle.  Member of Somers United church of Christ.  Somers Town Treasurer for 22 years, he stepped down after the 1983 election and was honored by the Somers Civic Association receiving an award from the Wisconsin Towns Association for his years of service.  He suffered a heart attack in 1982 and then announced his plans to retire. His career spanned more than 40 years and included 20 years on the board of the former Washington State Graded School in Somers and six years on the Unified Board.  He began his career in public office out of the same room in his family home where Somers town government was first organized in 1843.  He was president of Kenosha Rural Mutual Insurance, president of Oakwood Cemetery Assn., board member of Kenosha Hospice Alliance, and had leadership roles in other organizations. He became an advocate of the University of Wisconsin Parkside, moving against public opinion in Somers when he sold 80 acres of his farmland to the University.  Despite all the demands of farming, family and work, it did not diminish his commitment to the community in which he lived.

Leet, Elwin G Died August 1997. Born November 18, 1920. Son of George Park and Erna (Bowers) Leet. Attended Washington Grade School in Somers. He was a county agricultural agent in Racine County. Brother Leverett Leet and nephew, US Marine Captain David Leet.

Leet, Virginia L. Died April 21, 2006. Born 1914 to Ruth May Noble and Herbert Noble of the English Settlement near Rochester, Wisconsin. She came to Somers as the bride of Leverett Leet in 1935. Member of Somers Community United Church of Christ. Son, Captain David Leet, daughters Donna and Janet. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Lentz, Gertrude. Died in 1973 at age 74. She was born in Somers March 22, 1899, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Gitzlaff. She attended local schools in Somers and was a graduate of the Kenosha Hospital Nursing School class of 1925.  She married Albert Lentz in 1929.  They moved to Milwaukee in 1929 where she worked as a nurse at the Milwaukee County Hospital until 1935 when she moved back to Kenosha. She was also employed by Kenosha Memorial Hospital from 1940 until her retirement in 1964.  She was the supervisor of the operating room.  She was a member of the Friedens Evangelical Lutheran church.

Lichter, Frank J. Died in 1970 at 90 years old.  Born in 1879 in Somers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lichter, he farmed his entire life.  He was a member of St. George Catholic Church.  On May 1, 1907, he married Mamie Huck who died in 1927.

Lichter, Norbert. A.  Died in 1985 at age 73.  Son of John and Lucy (Klinkhammer) Lichter.  He was born in 1911 in Somers.  In 1938 he married Ellen Morin at St. Thomas Church.  He was a farmer all his life and he also worked at Macwhyte Wire Rope in Kenosha.  Member of St. George Catholic Church.  He was a charter member of the Somers Cardinals baseball team.  He had three daughters, three brothers, three sisters.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Virginia) Feest in 1966 and two sisters, Agnes and Sister Joannella, S.S.N.D.

Lichter, Raymond.  Died in 1986 at 66 years old.  Son of Frank and Mame (Huck) Lichter.  He was born in 1919 in Kenosha.  He attended school at St. George.  In 1945 he married Mildred Bache.  He was a dairy farmer.  Member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.

Lichter, Walter G.  Died in 1983 at 74 years old.  Son of Peter and Mary Thelen Lichter, he was born in Somers in 1909.  He attended St. George School. He married Ruth Kearney at St. James Catholic Church in Kenosha in 1935.  A self-employed farmer, he was a member of Kenosha County Farm Bureau and St. George Catholic Church.

Lippert, John C.  Died in 1985 at age 72.  Son of John J. and Catherine (Pfisterer) Lippert.  Born in 1913 in Somers.  He attended St. George Parochial and Hillcrest School in Somers.  In 1943 he married Marie Wallig at St. George Catholic Church.  A farmer in Somers for most of his life, he also was employed as a custodian at the Hillcrest School from 1962 to 1977.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Matt and sister, Mrs. Julia Feest.

Longmore, Edward.  Died in 1976 at age 95 in Somers.  He was born in Sylvania, Wis. (Racine County) and lived in Somers for 70 years.  He was a truck farmer prior to his retirement in 1966. Member of United Church of Christ in Somers.

Longmore, Floyd A. Lived in Somers. Died May 3, 1997 at Claridge House. Born April 1910, he was the son of Edward and Mabel (Yule) Longmore in Somers.  He attended Burr Oak School in Somers.  On September 1931, he married Ruth McGinnis in Somers.  She died in 1973.  A farmer in the Somers area, he also worked for the Peter Pirsch Fire Equipment Co and ladder division in Kenosha.  He was a member of Somers Community Church.  Daughter Joan Marti.  He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Roy.

Longmore, Mabel (Mrs. Edward). Died in 1970 at 87 years old.  She lived in Somers.  She was born Mabel Yule on April 27, 1882, daughter of B.F. and Jessie Yule, pioneer Somers residents.  She was a graduate of Ferry Hall School of Music and attended Oberlin College, Ohio.  She was a music teach in the Somers area for many years.  January 1907, she married Edward Longmore. She was a charter member of the United Church of Christ.  Survived by husband and son, Floyd Longmore, brothers Everett and Earl.

Longmore, Ruth (Mrs. Floyd).  Died in 1973 at 70 years old.  Born in Washington, Iowa in 1902, she moved to Somers in 1929.  She married Floyd A. Longmore in 1931.  She was employed by the Somers Post Office from 1946 until 1972 when she retired.  She was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ.


Ludwig, Bernice E. Died October 15, 1995. Daughter of Matthew and Emma (Donsing) Rasmussen. Born 1912. Sister Dorothy Hawkins of Appleton, Virginia Hare and Patricia Werner. She married Theodore Ludwig August 30, 1932.  He was born in 1910 in Cairo, Penn. and he moved to this area with his parents when he was 6 months old.

Maurer, Lila M. formerly of Somers, she died in Brooksville, Florida on February 8, 1999. Born April 25, 1908 in Somers, she was the daughter of John H. and Lottie (Lee) Yuk.  She attended local schools. in 1931 she married Merle H. Maurer.  He died in 1978. She worked at Coopers (Jockey Iternational), Princess Pastries in Racine and Andis Clipper in Racine.

Maluchnik, Gertrude Loretta1913-2014. Son, Ralph (Shirley) Mandernack, Somers residents.

Meyer, Josephine (Mrs. William). Died in 1974 at age 84.  Lived in Somers on 100th Avenue. She was born in Gilberts, Illinois in 1890.  Since 1907 she resided in Kenosha County.  In 1923 she married William Meyer at St. Thomas Church.  He died in 1973.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.  Son, Robert F. lives in Somers.

Miller, Alice Heide. Died August 15, 2005 and born March 14, 1907 in Somers, daughter of Christian J. and Pauline (Anderson) Heide.  She was a school teacher for many years. She married Glenn L. Miller in 1977. Four brother, Fritz, Otto, John and Arthur Heide.  Sisters Inger Doerflinger and Sophie Heide.

Miller, Lorna. 1917-2005. Born in Somers. Daughter of Samuel and Thora (Mickelsen) Smith.  Sister Ione, brother Lyle, Merlyn.

Minton, Audrey Kathryn. 1928-2012.  Born in Kenosha to Edith and Bert Christensen, she spent much of her life on the family farm in Somers. In 1947 she married George Minton on his birthday at the Somers Congregational Church.  Brother Larry, brother Lynn, and Lloyd, sister Janice. Burial at Sunset Ridge.

Mohr, Genevieve. 1919-2006. Daughter of Frank and Marcia (Bowers) Lichter. Educated in Somers and Kenosha schools. Brothers Bernard, Robert, and Urban.  Burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Moore, Sr., Eldon L. 1921-2012. Lived in Trevor and born to William and Maude (Walling) Moore in LaFarge, Wisconsin.  Served in the US Army 1942-1945. Married Lula Draper in Missouri in 1943.  Worked at AMC/Chrysler for over 25 years. Buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

Morrow, Martha. 1921-2011. Resident of Pleasant Prairie. Born in Kenosha. Graduate from Kemper Hall in 1938. Attended UW-Madison and member of Kappa Tappa Gamma.  Married Jack Sheppard.  He preceded her in death.  Buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

Moskopf, George E. 1912-2009. Born in Kenosha, married 71 years to Rose (Springer) of Pleasant Prairie at Friedens Ev. Lutheran Church in Kenosha.  Retired from AMC after 33 years. He served as a City of Kenosha Alderman in the 17th Ward. Spent many years in retirement in Sephyrhills, Florida where he and friends founded Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church. He was a long time member of Friedens Ev. Lutheran Church in Kenosha.  Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mutchie, Elmer T. died October 8, 1991 at Washington Manor Nursing Home. Born September 4, 1904 in the Town of Somers, he was the son of John A. and Magdelena (Frederick) Mutchie.  He attended schools in Somers and Racine.  He farmed in Somers all his life.  Member of St. James Catholic Church.  Brother Richard of Los Angeles.

Myers, Evelyn. Lived in Union Grove, died in Kenosha October 1991. Daughter of Grant and Clara (Barter) Bullamore. She was born April 21, 1909 in Somers.  She attended Bullamore Forks School in the Bullamore Forks neighborhood of  Somers.  In 1965 she married Wallace H. Myers, a former teacher at Pike River School in Somers. She was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ.  Two sons, Everett E of Paris Township and Ralph P. of Bristol Township, a brother Will of Somers and a brother Everett.  Her husband Wallace died in 1972 and her son Robert W predeceased her.

Neumiller, William A. Died January 12, 2001. Born in Eastuary, Saskatchewan, Canada. He owned and operated Red Star Wisconsin Cabbage, Inc. from 1964 to 1984 in Somers. Wife is Rita.  Died in Pansacola, Florida.

Newman, Lina Died at 93 years old in 1966 after a nine month illness. She was born in Posen, Germany in 1873.  In 1897 she came to this country and to Binghamton, New York.  On January 12, 1891, in Binghamton, she married Frank J. Newman who preceded her in death in 1945.  She came to Kenosha in 1898 and in 1901 moved to Somers Township to make her home. Survivors are son Frank Newman, Jr. She was preceded in death by five brother and one sister.

Neumann, Olive.  Died in 1983 at age 84.  Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund C. (Jessie E. Braid) Fink.  She was born in 1898 in Somers.  She attended Somers schools.   She moved to Florida in 1982 to be with her daughter.  In 1924 she married Ernest Knapp. He died in 1949. She married Samuel S. Neumann in 1957 in Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church. He died in 1980.

Ozanne, Dalton R.  Died in 1983 at 71 years.  Formerly of Racine, late of Hollister. Members of family were early settlers and pioneer in the town of Somers.  He attended University of Wisconsin-Madison where he majored in plant breeding and plant pathology, earning his bachelor's and master's degrees.  He was employed by the Ferry-Moore Seed Co from 1940 until his retirement in 1977. He was credited with development of numerous vegetable strains.  In 1960 he organized a new breeding station in Columbus.  He began with the Wisconsin Cabbage Seed Co and worked for Ferry-Morse in Michigan and Wisconsin before transferring to San Juan Bautista in 1964.  Surviving family in San Jose, Calif., Richland Center, Rockford, Ill, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Perkins, Gladys. Died in 1984 at age 80 in Racine.  She was born in Somers October 9, 1903, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis (Jennie Braid) Markusen.  Her husband, Cy Perkins, died in 1953.  She was employed at Jacobsen Manufacturing Co for 15 years.  Member of Plymouth Congregational Church.

Pfeffer, Joseph. 1935-2009. Born in Arkansas, Wisconsin. Son of Joseph and Gertrude Schnell Pfeffer. Graduated from Wilmot High School. Worked for many years at Runzheimers in Burlington and Nestle's.  Burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Somers.

Piper, Harold.  Died i 1983 at age 87. Son of August (Sophia Hansche) Piper.  Born October 25, 1896 in Racine.  Married Hildegard Baumann. He was a farmer for most of his life. He served as Sewer and Water Commissioner for the Town of Somers.  Surviving are daughter Kay Rudelich of Wheaton, Ill, two sisters, Marjorie Piper and Ruth Hale of Florida.

Piper, Guilbert Lowell.  Died at 59 years in 1977 in Milwaukee at St. Luke's Hospital following open heart surgery.  Lived in Somers and operated farm in the Berryville neighborhood of Somers.  He was born in Racine in 1918 and married Rosemarie Wahlbert-Mussard at Evanston, Illinois.  he served in the Army in World War II.  He was a member of the Beloit College Board and a lecturer on old firearms which he collected.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Racine. Piper owned 170 acres in Somers extending into neighboring Mt. Pleasant Township.

Piper, Rosemarie Mussard. Died April 27, 2001. Born Vienna, Austria in 1916.  In 1947, she married Guilbert Piper of Somers where they worked the Piper farm in the Berryville community and raised a family.  Guilbert died in 1977.

Polansky, Cleo Mae. Died unexpectedly in 1974 at age 49. Lived in Somers. Wife of Kenosha County Sheriff Edwin S. Polansky. Born in Kenosha in 1924, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bohm.  She married Edwin Polansky in 1945.  Survivors include husband, son, parents all of Somers, three brothers, Kenneth and Cyril Bohm of Somers and Everett Bohm of Kenosha and sister Mrs. Arthur (Sylvia) Lohmann of Kenosha.

Prange, Ellen (Mrs. Edward H.). Died in 1972 at 74 years old.  Lived in Somers and born in Racine in 1898.  On January 23, 1918 she married Edwin H. Prange who died in 1956.  Following their marriage, they moved to Somers.  She was a member of the Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Somers Volunteer Fire Dept Auxiliary, and Somers Golden Age Club.

Prange, Roger E., a former Pleasant Prairie Village Board Trustee and Town Clerk for 28 years died May 1993. He attended Town of Paris schools. June 1940, he married Ruth Marion Lauer (lived in Somers) in Kenosha. He served in the US Army in World War II in Germany and was awarded the Purple Heart.  He worked at Peter Pirsch.  He was director of the Wisconsin Towns Association Board for the last 17 years.  He was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ and a member of the Somers American Legion David Leet Post No 552.

Radtke, Theodore.  Died in 1978 at 71 years old at University Hospital in Madison. Born in Chicago in 1906. He was a Somers resident since 1924 and farmed there for many years.  He was a driver for the Arco Truck Co.

Ramaska, Joan. Died February 1984, lived in Kenosha. She had served in the teaching profession for 30 years, including a teacher at Berryville School in Somers.

Randell, Carrie K. 1912-2011. Born in Wardell, Missouri. Married 1928 Alfred Randell in Caruthersville, Missouri. She lived at Villa Nova apartments for 27 years.  Burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rapp, Edward.  Died 1970 at age 87.  Former resident of Somers Township in the Berryville neighborhood. He was born in Ripon, Wisconsin on February 20, 1882.

Rasmussen, Albert.  Died 1984 at 84 years old.  Born 1900 in Somers, son of Morton and Fredricka (Micklsen) Rasmussen.  He attended Somers schools.  In 1923 he married Alice E. Middlecamp.  He was employed by the Kenosha County Parks Dept for 45 years as a greens keeper, retiring in 1965.  Preceded by a sister, Mrs. Sina Christensen.

Reas, Mrs. Hattie Burgess.  Died at age 77.  (Either 1915 or 1945)Formerly of Somers, died at the home of a niece in Los Angels.  Mrs. Reas was the youngest daughter of William and Jane Leet Burgess, Somers, and widow of Clayton Reas, also formerly of Somers.  He went to Porterville, California where he had a large fruit ranch which he operated until his death five years ago.  His widow sold the ranch and purchased a home in San Diego, Calif later going to Los Angeles to live with her niece.  She is survived by three brothers, William C. Burgess, Chicago, Robert Burgess Lake Geneva and Edward Burgess of California.

Rhodes, W. Wendell.  Died at age 79 in 1985 at home.  Son of Jay and Mable (Cook) Rhodes, he was born in 1905 in Somers.  He attended Somers schools and was a graduate of the Racine County Agricultural School in Rochester.  In 1929 he married Frances Smith.  In his earlier days he played baseball for the Somers Cardinals.  A farmer all his life, he retired in 1964.  He also was a cattle trucker and opened and operated the Silver Lake Dairy Queen for seven years.  He was also a charter member of the Somers Volunteer Fire Dept.

Rider, John J. "Jack". Died in 1983 at 65 years old.  Son of John R. and Louise Rider.  Born in 1917 in Racine.  He farmed with his father in Somers. A worker in the University of Wisconsin-Parkside physical plant, he retired in 1981.  Prior to starting in Parkside in 1966 he was employed with the North Shore Railway and the Macwhyte Company in Kenosha.  He was honored by Kenosha County for his 35 years of leadership and volunteer work involving recreation and was a coach for 30 years with girls fastpitch softball teams in Somers.

Rider, Louise M.  Died in 1983 at 92 years old.  She was born in 1890 in Bystrice, Moravia, Czechoslovakia.  She came to the US at the age of two and lived in Somers and Racine for almost 90 years.  In 1917 she married John R. Rider in Racine.  He died in 1979.  She was a member of the Somers Timely 20 Club.

Rhodes, Jay W. Well known civic leader of Somers. Died in Yorkville Nursing Home 1964. Rhodes was Chairman of the Town of Somers for 32 years and Chairman of the Kenosha County Board for one year. He served on the highway-agriculture and drainage board and was vice president of Oakwood Cemetery for 40 years, Treasurer of Burr Oak School for 39 years, Secretary of the Somers Fire Insurance Company for several years and Treasurer of Pikeville Bible Society for 60 years.  He was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ.  He was born in Somers in 1875, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonus Rhodes.  June 1904, he married Miss Mabel Cook, who died in 1960.

Rogers, Alvin.  Died in 1976 at age 77 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.  Former resident of Somers. Born in Somers September 25, 1899, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rogers.  He spent his early life and received his education in the schools of Kenosha and graduated from Rochester College with a degree in agriculture.  In 1926 he married Ethelyn S. Reader.  He farmed in Kenosha County for many years and moved to Burbank two years ago.  He was a 50-year member of the First Baptist Church in Kenosha.  Surviving are his wife and son, Clifford W. of Burbank.

Ruthe, Marcella H. (Mrs. Casimir). Died in 1980 at age 72.  Born in 1908 in Lyons, Wisconsin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Seitz.  She and her husband lived in Somers since 1943.  In 1928 she married Casimir Ruthe at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Sturtevant.  Surviving are sons Charles L. and Ronald both of Las Vegas, Mrs. Ernest (Delores) Tabbert of Somers, Evelyn Meier and Barbara Meyer both of Kenosha, three brothers, Leo and Hugo of Sturtevant, Anthony of Fifield, Wisconsin and three sisters, Agnes Sittig, Veronica Olle and Lillian Olk all of Racine. Preceded in death by brother Elmer.

Rogers, Ethelyn S. (Mrs. Alvin). Died in 1976 at age 76 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. Born in South Milwaukee in 1900, she received her education in Milwaukee and moved to Kenosha.  In 1926 she married Alvin B. Rogers. He died December 13, 1976.  She and her husband moved to Burbank by their son.

Sadowski, LeRoy "Butch". Died July 1997. Born in 1937, son of Leo and Barbara "Betty" (French) Sadowski, farmers in Somers.  He attended local schools.  For many years he was employed at American Motors before owning and operating Sadowski Produce in Somers until 1995.  He was also self-employed in the automotive restoration business.  Survived by his wife, Edie (Edith), three sons, Jerry, Dean and Corey; two stepsons, Fred and Jeff, two daughters, Pearl Anderson and Cindy Mohr, stepdaughter, Petti Viroglio, brother Dennis Sadowski, sister Rose Marie Majerko.

Schackmuth, Nicholas.  Died in 1974 at age 67. Born in Somers July 18, 1907, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Schackmuth.  Attended St. George School and the Rochester Agricultural College in Rochester, Wis. For 14 years he had been a truck driver at American Motors for 30 years prior to his retirement in 1972.  On June 30, 1934, he married Evelyn Langer at St. George Church.  Member of St. George Church.

Schaefer, Frank.  Died in 1974 at 79 years old in Somers.  He was born in Milwaukee in 1894, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schaefer.  He moved to Somers many years ago where he was engaged in farming.  He entered the service in 1918 and served as a PFC with Headquarters Co., 157th Infantry overseas. He was discharged July 17, 1919 at Detroit.  Preceded in death by brother Anthony.

Scheckler, Emory.  Died 1975 at age 78. Born in Racine in 1897, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Scheckler.  He was a Somers resident for many years.  Scheckler was an area farmer for most of his life.  In 1918 he married Helen Thompson of Racine.  He was a member of the Taylor Avenue Church of the Nazarene.  Survivors are three sons, Emory, Jr., Donald and Richard of Kenosha, four daughters, Hazel Gitzlaff, Esther Kaiser of Somers, Alice Meyer of Milwaukee, Lois Neumiller of Sturtevant.  Brother Albert of Racine.

Schultz, Vera Belle. Formerly of Kenosha, she died at age 102 on December 16, 1998 in Murphysboro.  Born in 1896, in Bushnell, Illinois. In 1916 she married Kemper Arthur Chatterton and they moved to Kenosha in 1924.  He died in 1937. On October 17, 1939, in Somers, she married Edward Schultz.  He died July 1982.

Sinnen, Ralph A. Died in 2002 at age 63. Lived in Paddock Lake. Born 1938. Died March 1, 2002. Sister,  Rita Neumiller, formerly of Somers, Wisconsin.

Skogstad, Ruth Karen. 1938-2010. Born in Whitehall, Wisconsin. Married Richard Skogstad in Whitehall. She worked at Kenosha Unified School District. Member of St. Mary's Lutheran Church. Member of Sons of Norway. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Smith, Louise E. (Mrs. Gordon) Died March 13, 2002 at the age of 87. Daughter of William and Minnie (Donsing) Lauer, Somers pioneers. Retired from teaching at Somers Elementary in 1976.  Brother Wilfred Lauer. Married in 1937 Gordon Smith.  He died in 1967.  She taught at several schools including Somers Elementary, retiring in 1976.  Member of Salem United Methodist Church.

Smith, Louise. Died in 1966 at Kenosha Memorial Hospital. She was born in Somers Township on April 15, 1883, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Thomas.  In 1902 she married Alfred Smith who preceded her in death in 1964. Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church.  She was survived by one brother, Paul of Orlando, Florida.  Five brother predeceased her Frank, George, William, Joseph, and Norbert.

Smith, Alfred. Somers resident, died at St. Catherine's Hospital. He was son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith. He was born in Caledonia, Racine County in 1879.  In 1919 Smith moved to Somers to make his home as a farmer.  He retired in 1960.  In 1902 he married Miss Louise Thomas.  Three sons are Paul of Kenosha; Harry of Somers; and Thomas of Jackson, Michigan. Three daughters are Mona Barcone, Helen Mahoney of West Allis, Wisconsin and Edna Le Wand of Kenosha.  Five brothers are Frank, Harmon, Allie, Curtis, and Earl.  Two sisters, Florence and Edna.

Smith, Anne Died September 7, 1997. Daughter of Oswald and Anna (Rasmussen) Petersen.  Life long resident of Somers.  Married Glenn Smith October 1, 1939 at First Congregational Church in Somers.  Formerly an office worker at Petrifying Springs Park. Also, she worked at her son's business, Jerry Smith's Pumpkin Farm. She also owned and operated Smitty's Tavern with her husband, daughter and son-in-law. Somers Community Church-United Church of Christ conducted the service. Buried at Sunset Ridge.

Smith, Mrs. Curtis.  Died in 1967 at age 74.  Born in Kenosha in 1893, she was daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Donsing.  She spent her entire life in local county schools.  March 3, 1909, she married Curtis Snith.  She is a member of the Somers United Church of Christ. Survivors are son Glenn, sister Mrs. W. F. (Harriet) Bose of Neenah, Wisconsin. Preceded in death by brother Fred Donsing and two sisters, Mrs. William (Minnie) Lauer and Mrs. Matt (Emma) Rasmussen.

Smith, Glenn W.  Died in 1981 at age 67. Former first side supervisor of the Town Board of Somers.  Died in Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla.  Son of Curtis and Elsie (Donsing) Smith.  Born August 15, 1913 in Somers.  Lifetime resident of Somers.  Received education in Somers and Racine County Agricultural School at Rochester.  In 1938 he married Anne Petersen.  Smith served on the Somers Board from spring election of 1977 until he resigned in 1979. Smith was a farmer all his life and formerly owned and operated Smitty's Tavern in Somers.  Member of Somers United Church of Christ.

Smith, Gordon. Died at age 57 in 1967 in Somers. Born in Kenosha December 1909, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Smith. On September 25, 1937, he married Miss Louise Lauer.  Smith worked at Simmons Company for 30 years and was a member of the First Methodist Church.

Smith, Merlyn "Smitty". Lived on 22nd Avenue. Died January 1992. Born in 1919 in Kenosha. Son of Samuel and Thora (Mickelsen) Smith. He attended Wood Road School in Somers.  In 1944 he married Ursula Luce in Crown Point, Indiana.  He was a self-employed farmer in the Town of Somers, retiring in 1985.

Smith, Mildred. Died age 95, lived in Somers. Born in Salem in 1886, daughter of John and Eleanor (Roberts) Bufton.  Former teacher in schools in Town of Paris.  In 1912 she married Otto Woltersdorf who died in 1918.   She married Frank E. Smith in 1929.  He died in 1868. Surviving is son Vernon C. Woltersdorf of Somers, stepson Milton Smith of Somers, step daughter Frances (Mrs. Wendell) Rhodes of Somers. Preceded in death by a brother and six sisters.

Smith, Rosemary. 1942-2012. Died in Sarasota, Florida. Born in Kenosha. Daughter of Bernard and Martha (Szczepanski) Adasiewicz. Married Gerald Smith in 1971 at Somers United Church of Christ. Together they created and owned and operated Jerry Smith Produce and Country Store - home of the pumpkin farm. Burial at Sunset Ridge.

Smith, Ursula. 1916-2009. She married Merlyn Smith where she farmed side by side with him in Somers.  Buried at Oakwood Cemetery.

Soderberg, May E. 1924-2013. She was born in Sheboygan and died in Kenosha. She was a member of Somers Community Church and a Charter Member of American Legion David Leet Post #552 located in Somers.

Sturzenegger, Alfred E.  1952-1008. He grew up on a country road i Somers near his cousins Max and Dave Sturzenegger.  He was born in Kenosha. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Somers.

Swartz, Lucille. Died December 8, 2003. Born 1911, daughter of Roy Oren and Etta (Waugh) Bullamore.  Attended Bullamore Forks School. Married Glenn Swartz in 1937. They operated Swartz Nurseries. Member of Somers Community Church. Volunteer at Wood Road School. Brother Howard Bullamore.  Glenn Swartz died in 1983 at age 75.  He was the son of John F. (Martha) Swartz.  He was born in 1907 in Somers. He was very active with the Somers Softball Cardinals Team who were state champions for several years.  Member of Somers United church of Christ, Somers Hunting and Fishing Club and former Treasurer of Wood Road School.   He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold F. and Roy F. and two sisters, Mrs. Luella Morgan and Loretta G. Swartz.

Rhodes, Frances B. Died February 12, 1991. Born in Racine in 1909, she was the daughter of Frank E. and Emily (Watkins) Smith. She attended school in the Town of Somers.  In 1929 she married Wendell Rhodes. He died in 1985.  She and her husband owned and operating the Dairy Queen in Silver Lake, retiring in 1971.  She was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ, Modern Woodman of American, and the Somers Fire Department Auxiliary.  Two sons, Wendal J. and Frank W., Daughter Carol Lee, brother Milton Smith and stepbrother, Vernon Woltersdorf.

Rought, Judith. Died July 13, 2014. Funeral service at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church in Kenosha and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Schacht, James. Lived on Birch Road and also on Berryville Road/Highway A (Somers) . Died August 1984 at St. Catherine's Hospital.  Born in 1912 in Wilmot, Wisconsin. World War II from 1941 to 1945 with overseas duty in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre.  Employed by JI Case for 25 years. Retired in 1970.

Smith, Clarence M.  Died in 1973 at age 73. Born in Dean, South Dakota in 1900, son of Mr. and Mrs. Justus L. Smith. As a child he moved to Sacramento, Calif and was educated in the schools there.  He was the office manager of the Almond Growers Assn. for 36 years, retiring in 1959.  On December 8, 1959, he married Mrs. Annie C. Johnson Jensen, who survives him.  In 1964 Smith moved to Somers Township.  He was a member of Somers United Church of Christ.  He was survived by four step sons and six step daughters from his wife Annie in addition to four brothers, Frank of Santa Monica, Calif., Derrill, Monterey, Calif., and Edward and Donald both also of California.


Smith, Curtis. Died in 1969. Well known tavern operator in Somers.  He was born in Sylvania, Wisconsin (Racine County), son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith. As a child he moved to Somers where he attended school.  In March 1909, he married Miss Elsie Donsing.  She died December 1967.  Mr. Smith was a farmers and co-operator of Smitty's Place tavern on Highway 31 and E for many years prior to his retirement due to ill health.  He was a member of Somers United Church of Christ.  Survivors are son Glenn, three brothers, Harmon, Earl, and Allie, two sisters, Florence, Edna Schmitt. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Birney (Barney) in 1962, Sam in 1963, Alfred in 1964, and Frank E. in 1968.

Smith, Harmon.  Died in 1972 at age 90.  Living in Somers.  Born in Sylvania, Wis. (Racine County) and son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith.  He received his education in Sylvania School and as a boy, moved to Somers.  Mr. Smith owned and operated Smitty's Tavern in Somers until he retired.  He was a member of Somers United Church of Christ. Surviving brothers are Earl of Phoenix and Allie of Kenosha.  Two sisters, Mrs. Matt (Edna) Schmitt and Florence Smith, both of Kenosha.

Smith, Frank E. Died in 1968 at age 90. Former Somers cattle dealer and side supervisor.  He was born in Sylvania (Racine County) Wisconsin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith. He moved to Somers as a child.  He farmed in that township and was a cattle dealer and buyer until his retirement.  In 1905 he married Miss Emily Watkins who died in 1920.  He married Mrs. Mildred Bufton Woltersdorf in 1929, who survived him.  Mr. Smith was a side supervisor for Somers Township for 20 years.

Sorenson, Marie. Died at University Hospital in Madison in 1968. She was born in Somers in 1905, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Sorenson. She was employed by American Motors and Simmons Co. She was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ. Survived by brother, Archie R. Sorenson of Vacaville, Calif., Preceded in death by brother George R. Sorenson in 1945 and sister Mrs. Myrtle Barrows in 1965.

Strifling, Reinhold.  Died in 1983 at age 79.  Lived on Birch Road.  Born 1903 in Racine.  Attended Washington School in Town of Somers and Friedens Evangelical Lutheran School.

Svendsen, Margaret Ann. 1924-2014.  Born in Racine, daughter of Charles and Cinda (Herbert) Dorey of Somers.  Raised in Somers, she worked at Dinges Hardware and Implement store in 1948 where she met Ray, her husband.  They married in 1949.  Buried at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Racine.  Brother Burton Dorey and sister, Laurabelle Huntsinger.

Summers, Susan M.  Died in 1985 at the age of 42. Daughter of Glenn and Lucille (Bullamore) Swartz, she was born in 1942. Graduate of Bradford High School.  She married Frank R. Summers in 1960 at Somers United Church of Christ.  For 20 years she was employed by Carthage College as a secretary.  Member of Somers United Church of Christ.

Tabbert, Alice J. of Somers died in Park Falls, Wisconsin on December 1991.  Daughter of August and Martha (Hamburg) Johnson, she was born in 1901 in Navarino.  She married Ernest W. Tabbert, Sr. June 5, 1922.  She was a cook with the Unified School system and she also catered.  She was a member of the Somers United Church and the Pilgrim Daughters of the church.  Two sons, Ernest, Jr. and Len, two daughters, June Luke, Helen Schlitz both of Park Falls.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1961 and by 10 brothers and sisters.

Tabbert, Donald. Lived in Somers, died February 1, 1991. Born October 23, 1923, son of Edward and Eleanor (Gardinier) Tabbert.  Married at St. John's Church in Paris Township to Marie T. Fliess.  He served in the US Army during World War II. He worked at Snap-On Tools for 33 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 552 in Somers.  Sons are Bill of Elgin, Ill, and Michael of Somers.  Three daughters are Peggy Kreuscher, Marilyn Battles, Cheryl of Milwaukee and sister Jane Bohn of Somers.  He was preceded in death by a son, Randy.

Tabbert, Edward.  Died in 1976 at age 84.  He was born in Racine in 1891, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Tabbert.  He attended school in Somers.  On August 11, 1915, he married Eleanor J. Gardinier who died 1964.  He was a carpenter and also operated a radio and television repair shop before his retirement.  He was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ, Modern Woodmen, Somers Volunteer Firemen Retirees.  Survivors are son Donald E., daughter Mrs. Kenneth (Jane) Bohm, both of Somers. Brother George A. of Springstead, Wis. Preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Tabbert, Otto. Died 1949 at the age 65 at a Milwaukee hospital Tuesday following a heart attack suffered on a bus in Milwaukee while he was on his way to work.  He was the son of Mrs. Theresa Tabbert of Somers and the late Herman Tabbert.  Born in Racine he moved to Somers with his parents when he was a small boy.  He attended Somers schools and studied telegraphy under the late N.E. Thompson of Somers.  He worked for the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway in Somers, later being transferred to Milwaukee. Survivors are his widow, the former Gladys Gould of Somers, two sons and two daughters of Milwaukee, his mother and four brothers, all of Somers.  A brother, Col Theodore Tabbert, died in an accident in April of this year.

Tabbert, Randy Donald.  Died in 1982 at age 35 from injuries suffered in a two car accident.  Son of Donald and Marie (Fleiss) Tabbert. Born in Kenosha in 1947, he was a lifelong Somers resident.  In 1974 he married Barbara Witt at St. Sebastian's in Sturtevant.  He worked as a journeyman for Martin Peterson Sheet Metal.  For 16 years he was an active member of the Somers Fire Dept and Rescue Squad team.

Teuscher, Margaret.  Died in 1981 at age 84. With her sister Ruth, she lived at Hawthorn Hollow, a nature center on Highway 31 in Somers that is also the site of several historic buildings in Somers.  She was born in 1896 in Burlington, Iowa, attended schools there and graduated from Rockford, Illinois college.  She was a home economics teacher for 44 years, teaching 36 years (Washington Park High School) in Racine.  She retired in 1961. Former president of the Wisconsin State Retired Teachers Assn, Home Economics Assn, and Racine Retired Teachers.  Member of First Presbyterian Church in Racine.  Survived by brother, Navy Capt L. F. Teuscher of Santa Rosa, Calif., sister Ruth of Somers.

Thom, Edna (Mrs. Frank L.). Died in 1978 at age 84. Born in Paris Township in 1894 she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Heidersdorf.  She taught school in Paris and Somers before her marriage to Frank L. Thom.  He died in 1961.  She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Paris Township.

Thompson, Laura (Mrs. William E.).  Died in 1979 at age 93 formerly of  Bremerton, Washington where her daughter lived.  Born in Somers November 30, 1885, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Julius (Inger Marie Mogensen) Jensen.  She graduated from Augustana Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago. Served as a Red Cross nurse with Unit 10 of Chicago in Knot, France during World War I. After the war she worked at the Crippled Children's Hospital in Sparta, Wisconsin.  During World War II she returned to nursing at Kenosha Memorial Hospital.  In 1920 she married William E. Thompson.  She lived at the Thompson Orchard homestead for 49 years until the property was acquired by the University of Wisocnsin-Parkside. She moved to Washington in 1969 to live with her daughter.  Member of the United Church of Christ in Somers.

Thomas, Delores. Died May 5, 2010. Married Robert Thomas in 1956.  The couple owned and operating the Robert Thomas Dairy Farm.  Delores was a charter member of the Somers Volunteer Fire & Rescue Auxiliary serving as treasurer for three years. Sons Robert Carl Thomas and Glenn Richard Thomas of Somers.  Daughter Gail Marie (Larry) Schwaiger of Somers.  Sister Eleanor Hall of Kenosha. Burial at Sunset Ridge.

Thomas, Robert. Lived on 88th Avenue.  Died 1995.  Born in 1935 in Racine, he was the son of Robert Essex and Christine Jeanette (Johnson) Thomas.  He attended schools in Somers.  He was a retired 38-year member of the Somers Volunteer Fire department where he was Captain for four years.  A self-employed dairy farmer before retiring in August 1994, he also was a truck driver for Alderman & Sons, Inc.  Two sons, Robert of Somers, and Glenn of Sturtevant.  Two daughters, Gail Schwaiger of Somers and Audrey Fennell of Twin Lakes.  His father preceded him in death in 1987.

Thomas, Vincent "Binnie".  Died in 1983 at age 72 in a fire at his home.  Son of George P. and Magdalena (Feest) Thomas and stepmother Louise (Robers) Thomas.  He was born in 1910 in Kenosha. He worked for Ladish Tri Clover and prior to that he farmed for many years.  Member of the Somers Sportsmens Club.

Thompson, Norman. Lived in Edgewater.  Died August 1991. Son of Harry C. and Edna (Barrows) Thompson November 14, 1917 in Somers.  He married Helen Keshel in 1941. He was voted the most valuable player in a 1940 state softball tournament and had played for several local teams, including KE-NASH-A and the Somers Cardinals. He was a member of the Somers Rod & Gun Club and Somers United Church of Christ. Son Eugene of Racine. Daughter Janet Kurz of Ladysmith and Patricia Peters of Birchwood. Three sisters, Harriet Camponeschi, Ruth Smith, Mary Ellen Werner.

Tremmel, Julia C.  Died 1984.  Lived on County Line Road.  Daughter of Eric (Annie Johnson) Jensen.  She was born in Somers in 1921.  She was a lifelong resident in the area.  In 1939 she married Francis X. Tremmel.  She was preceded in death by a brother James, and sister, Leila Mae.

Uelmen, Edna (Mrs. Mathias J.). Died in 1973 at age 81 in Kenosha.  Born in Somers in 1892, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Bush. She was a college graduate of the College of Commerce and a former teacher in Paris Township.  In 191 she married Mathias J. Uelmen. He died in 1967.  Member of St. John Catholic Church and Somers Camp of Royal Neighbors.

Vaughn, Mary E. 1936-2009. Born in Kenosha. Life long resident. Life long member of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church. Buried at Oakwood Cemetery.

Waller, Samuel Edward. 1957-2010. Born in Danville, Illinois and died at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.  1975 graduate of Bradford High School in Kenosha.  Graduate of UW-Parkside. Member of Bethany Lutheran Church. Father-in-law and mother-in-law Charles and Kathryn Heide of Somers, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Kathryn (Tim) Thompson and Krista (Lloyd) Reck of Somers and Charles (Ann) Heide of Racine.   Funeral services held at Bethany Somers Lutheran Church and burial  at Oakwood Cemetery.

Waugh, Clinton. Died at 78  in 1967 at St. Catherine's Hospital. Lived in Somers. Injured slightly in a car-truck accident November 21 and had been hospitalized since.  Born in Seneca County, New York in 1889. He came to Kenosha County in 1905.  He was a farmer all his life and a member of the Somers United Church of Christ.  He is survived by a sister, Etta Bullamore of Somers.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles, and four sisters, Misses Jessie, Anna and Carrie Waugh and Mrs. Nellie Bullamore.

Werner, Patricia.  Died in 1968. A lifelong resident of Kenosha area, she was born on May 13, 1928, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew A. Rasmussen. She attended Somers Elementary School. Mrs. Werner was a graduate of Rosary College in River Forest, Illinois earning a bachelor's degree in music and a master's degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She taught in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois and kindergarten at Durkee School in the 1950's. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. Survived by a son, Michael, three daughters, Mary, Karen, and Patricia, her mother, Isabel Rasmussen, three sisters, Mrs. Rufus (Virginia) Hare, Rockford; Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Hawkins, LaCrosse; and Mrs. Theodore (Bernice) Ludwig, Kenosha. Her father died December 2, 1932.

Weyres, Joseph T.  Died in 1983 at the age of 81.  Born 1902 in Somers, son of Valentine and Mary (Niederprim) Weyres.  He attended local schools and moved to Koshkonong, Missouri in 1975.  He moved back to Kenosha in 1983.  I 1927 he married Gert Mueller in Racine.  She died in 1967.  In installed awnings for Godske Awning Co in Racine for more than 35 years, retiring in 1975.  Member of St. George Catholic Church.  He was active in baseball and softball, umpiring in Kenosha for many years.

Wind, Jr., George W. Died June 2001 in Milwaukee.  Born 1922 in Michigan. He served in World War II in the South Pacific. He was a elementary school principal, working at Berryville Elementary School in Somers.

Winegarden, Garald Guy.  Died in 1975 in Somers.  He was born July 1, 1915 in Fisk, Wis. Family moved to Racine when he was a child, then moved to Oshkosh until 1939.  He moved back to Racine until 1959 when he moved to Somers.  He operated the Somers Superette in Somers.  In 1937 he married Elvera Langenfeld.  He was a member of the Somers American Legion and served in Germany during World War II.

Witscheber, Etta (Mrs. Frank).  Died in 1973 at age 85.  Born in Racine County in 1888, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Learned.  She was a graduate of Milwaukee Normal Teachers College and taught in Kenosha County schools.  On June 14, 1919 she married Frank Witscheber in Kenosha. He died in 1943.  She was a member of the Somers United Church of Christ.

Woltersdorf, Lillian "Toot" Died January 3, 2002. Born July 11, 1917 in Somers, daughter of Chris and Edith (Yule) Jensen. On August 18, 1945, in Somers, she married Vernon Woltersdorf.  Two brothers, Bernard "Buzz" and Robert "Bud" and Raymond.  Sister Jessie Jensen.  Two sons, Vern and Lon. Daughters Veryl and Vera.  Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Yunk, Eunice. Formerly of Somers, she died February 1997 in Racine. Born in 1913 in San Borne, South Dakota. She graduated from the Moody Bible Institute i 1938. In 1938 she married Leslie Yunk in Rochester, New York.

Yule, Earl S. Died in 1979 at age 84.  Born in 1894 in Somers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. (Jesse Margaret Strang) Yule.  He was a lifelong resident of Kenosha and attended schools of Somers, Kenosha High School and University of Wisconsin-Madison.  In 1916 he married Lillian Turkelson at First Congregational Church.  He formerly owned and operated Yule Truck Lines until 1947 and then managed the branch office of Highway Transport Co until 1960. Member of Somers United Church of Christ and on the board of the Oakwood Cemetery Association.  Survived by wife, daughter Mrs. Leo (Judith) Thomas of Union Grove and Mrs. Casey (Jean) Adamowicz of Somers.  Preceded in death by son Jack in 1945, brothers Clarence and Everett and three sisters Mrs. Blanche Thom, Mrs. Mabel Longmore and Mrs. Edith Jensen.

Yule, Everett. Died in 1975 at age 77. Born in Somers on August 30, 1897, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Yule. He was educated in Kenosha schools and the College of Commerce.  For 40 years he was employer by the Yule Truck Lines as a dispatcher in the traffic department. He retired in 1965.  in 1924 he married Catherine Lichter in St. George Church.  Preceded in death by brother Clarence and three sisters, Mrs. Blanch Thom, Mrs. Mabel Longmore, and Mrs. Edith Jensen.

Yule, Lillian. Died December 13, 1991 in Kenosha.  Daughter of J. Peter and Meta (Rhode)Turkelson, she was born in 1895 in Kenosha.  She married Earl S. Yule at First Congregational Church.  He died in 1979.  She was a member of Somers United Church of Christ and the Pilgrim Daughters of the church.  Two daughters, Judith Thomas of Union Grove and Jean Adamowicz of Somers.  Preceding her death was a son, Jack T. Yule in 1945.  Seven brothers were Iner, Morris, John, Norman, Peter, Harold, and Frank Turkelson.  Sister Esther Colwell.

Yunk, George H. Died in 1975 at age 74.  Born in Somers on June 23, 1900, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Yunk.  He farmed in Somers until retiring five years before death.  He was a member of Somers Volunteer Fire Dept. Survivors include two brother, Marvin of Elcho, Wis. and Leslie F. of Somers. Sister Mrs. Merle (Lila) Maurer of Racine.