Benjamin “Benji” Somers Jr., age 58 of Stevens Point, passed away at his home on Saturday May 2, 2015.
Funeral services for Benjamin will be held at 11 AM on Thursday May 21, 2015 at the Shuda Funeral Chapel – Stevens Point. Rev. Marcin Mankowski will officiate. Friends and relatives will gather to share memories from 9:00 AM until the time of services at the funeral chapel on Thursday.
Benjamin was born March 4, 1957 in Stevens Point, the son of Benjamin and Joyce (Lasky) Somers. He graduated from SPASH in 1975. After earning his electrician degree he began his career at Consolidated Papers as a journeyman electrician. He worked there until becoming disabled from a fall in 1990.
Benjamin married Mary Liebe on July 26, 1986 in Stevens Point. The couple divorced in 1994, but remained good friends over the years. She and his friends Chris Konkol and Bruce Woboril assisted Benjamin over the years to overcome his physical challenges.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, and was an avid Packers fan.
Benjamin is survived by his sister, Susan Somers, her husband, Jack Sanden, their sons, Thorvald, Jess and Eric. Also survived by stepbrother, Christopher Jester, his wife Denise and their sons, Guy and Christopher, his stepsister, Cynthia Boechler, her husband Jerry and their son, Michael.
He was preceded in death by his parents and both sets of grandparents.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com