Gerry R. Somers;Gerry R. Somers age 63 of Colfax passed away March 21, 2008 in his residence.? Born October 4, 1944 in Lebanon, Indiana to Earl and Edith (Furbee) Somers.? He graduated from Lebanon High School.? He was employed the past 13 years at Emerson Appliance Controls in Frankfort as a welder and maintenance fabricator.? He also owned and operated Colfax Welding for the past 35 years.? He was a member of the Colfax Christian Church where he had served as an elder, deacon, and longtime Sunday school teacher, He was a past master of the Colfax Masonic Lodge, Served on the Colfax Community Housing Board, and had served as Perry Township Trustee at one time.? He married Janie Street on December 6, 1970 in Colfax and she survives.? Also surviving is a daughter: Jennifer Pletch (husband Shawn) of Zionsville, and 2 sons: Joshua Somers (wife Sh;259#ne) of Colfax, and Travis Somers (wife Melissa) of Valparaiso.? 3 grandchildren: Amilla, Aidan, and Cora also survive as does his mother-in-law: Letha Street of Colfax.? He was preceded in death by a son, Allen Somers, and a brother James Somers, as well as his parents.? Funeral services will be held 10 AM Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Colfax Christian Church, burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery.? Friends may call 4-8 PM Monday at Archer-Weston Funeral Home in Frankfort.? Memorials appreciated to the American Cancer Society.?
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