Obit: Somerville, Wendell Earl (1954 - 2018)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Crise, Harwick, Hosig, Moore, Schmidt, Scholze, Somerville, Thompson, Wall
----Source: The Ladysmith News (Ladysmith, WI) 4/27/2018
Somerville, Wendell Earl (14 SEP 1954 - 14 APR 2018)
Wendell Earl Somerville, 63, of Ladysmith, passed away after battling a long illness on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview in Minneapolis, Minn.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1954, in La Crosse, to Wendell and Evelyn (Scholze) Somerville. He married the love of his life, Patricia (Hosig), on Oct. 6, 1979 in Sauk City.
Wendell is survived by his wife, Patricia; his mother, Evelyn Somerville of Black River Falls; his sons, Greg (Carrie) Somerville of Campbellsport and Ryan (Shana) Somerville of Cameron; his daughter, Amanda (Christopher) Thompson of Apple Valley, Minn.; his grandsons, Brett and Nathan Somerville; his granddaughters, Emma and Hayleigh Somerville; his sisters, Karen (Ray) Harwick of Black River Falls, Linda (James) Schmidt of Elk Mound, Susan Somerville (Carol Moore) of Black River Falls and Donna Wall of La Crosse, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wendell James Somerville and his grandson, Jayson.
Wendell grew up in North Bend and graduated from Melrose-Mindoro High School in 1972. In 1975 he enlisted in the Air Force, serving on bases in Mississippi and Hawaii, where he met Patricia. During his service, Wendell was a relay communications technician serving Air Force One. In 1979 he was honorably discharged and moved to Eau Claire. In 1993, the family moved to Ladysmith where they later purchased a home in the country in 2000.
Wendell loved the outdoors, camping, yardwork and spending time with his family. He was a beloved husband and father who would offer a helping hand to anyone in need. He will be forever loved and missed by his friends and family.
A funeral was held on Friday, April 20 at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home with Pastor Eddie Crise officiating.
Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Ladysmith.
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