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Dennis Lee Somerville
August 25, 1946 ~ October 8, 2022 (age 76) 76 Years Old
Obituary & Services
Dennis Lee Somerville, 76, of Wilhoit, AZ, passed away on October 8,2022 after a valiant battle of numerous complications from Agent Orange. He was surrounded by his wife & sisters at the time of his passing.
Dennis was born August 25, 1946 in Mishawaka, IN. After graduation Penn High School in Mishawaka he went to Indiana University, worked with his dad & also at Bubbs Funeral Home. He then joined the Army where he attained rank of Buck Sergeant. While serving (and reinlisting) he was in Germany, Korea, Indochina and 3 tours in Vietnam where he was a Platoon Leader in the Tet Offensive. After his Honorable Discharge he began his career as a Draftsman and then as a contract Design Engineer, and lastly a motel owner.
In 1983 he met Elaine, the love of his life. They wed on October 26, 1985. As an engineer, Dennis & Elaine lived in several states before retiring in Arizona. They enjoyed traveling to many different places; he also loved spending time with family, bowling, fishing, camping, playing cards, bingo & casinos.
Dennis is survived by his wife Elaine; Children Dawn (David) Goldstein of MA; Dennis Somerville of MA; David Somerville of MA; Rick (Sabrina) Smith of AZ; Wayne (Stephanie) Smith of AZ; Brent (Serenity) Smith of AZ; Sisters Brenda (Charles) Niel of AZ; Diane (Mike) Zellmer of AZ; 9 Grandchildren and numerous nephews & nieces. He is preceeded in death by his parents, Hershel and Lois Somerville, and his brother Marvin Somerville.
A graveside service will be held on October 17, 2022 at 9am at National Memorial Cemetery of AZ. 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix AZ. Please meet at the front gate by 8:45