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Obituary:  James Marvin Somnis

The funeral service for James Marvin Somnis of  80 School St., Alden, Minnesota will be 1:30 p.m.  Thursday  April 8, 2004 at St. Paul?s   Lutheran Church, Conger, Minnesota.  Pastor Susan Wallager will officiate.  Interment will be in Conger Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea and one hour before the service at the church.

Jim died Monday, April 5, 2004 at the Albert Lea Medical Center.   He was 76 years old.

Jim was born June 2, 1927 at Conger, Minnesota to John Tony and Edith Mae (Reasoner)  Somnis.   He was a lifetime Conger resident.  He married Delores Bussinger on June 13, 1948 at Northwood, Iowa.  Jim belonged to St. Paul?s Lutheran Church  were he sang in the choir, ushered and was past president of the Church Council.  Jim was a carpenter and worked for Sorenson Lumber Yard, Associated Lumber , UBC, Albert Lea Crating and for many years for Rilco.  He belonged to the Eagles, Elks and Moose Clubs.  Jim enjoyed gardening, golfing, singing and wood working .  He was a talented artist.  Jim especially had a very good sense of humor.  He also enjoyed helping out in his community.

Jim is survived by his wife Delores (Dee) Somnis; four children:  Linda Dickey and her husband Leon of Joplin, Missouri,  Coral Ringoen and her husband Richard of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Kathleen Somnis and her fiancÚe  Jeff Brower of Minnetonka, Minnesota and Theresa Boverhuis and her husband  Russell of Bloomington, Minnesota, daughter-in-law:   Brenda Somnis wife of Daniel of Fairmont, Minnesota  18 grand children:  Russell Olson Jr., Ruby Olson, Nicole Cole, Jeremy Ringoen and his wife Christine, Treavor Ringoen, Timothy Somnis, Matthew Sherman, Anthony Boverhuis and his wife Kristi, Travis Boverhuis,  Katherine Boverhuis, James Somnis, Crystal Somnis, Lottie Somnis, Tammy Somnis, Michael Somnis, April Somnis and Heather Somnis;   15 great grandchildren;  two brothers:  Tom Somnis and his wife  Rosie of Tofte, Minnesota, Roland Somnis and his wife Patricia of Conger, Minnesota;  two sisters:  Barbara Ganske and her husband Bill of Albert Lea, Minnesota and Rosella Thompson of Austin, Minnesota;  and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents;  son:  Daniel Somnis;  Grand daughter:  Danielle in  infancy;  brothers Robert and John and sister Grace in infancy; brother-in-law:  Milt Thompson; sister-in-law:  Jean Somnis.

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