James E. Sommers, 76, of Belleville, IL, born Wednesday, May 15, 1946, in St. Louis, MO, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at his residence in Belleville, IL.
James was the owner of S & S Tree Service. He was a Veteran in the United States Army Reserve. For the past 12 years, James happily worked at the Belleville Crossing Home Depot where they treated him like family.
He was preceded in death by his:
Parents, Henry Theodore and Nell Ann, nee Williams, Sommers
Richard “Nick” Sommers
Gerald “Jay” Sommers
Sister, Christine Wilmsmeyer
Surviving are his:
Wife, Kathleen, nee Garrett, Sommers of Belleville, IL
Son, Jeffrey (Melissa) Sommers of Fairview Heights, IL
Daughter, Jamie (Michael) Graf of Lena, IL
Brother-in-law, Joel Wilmsmeyer of Crestline, CA
Anita (Bart) Hyde of Boulder City, NV
Becky (Larry) Zelechowski of Fairview Heights, IL
Zachary (Sabrina) Sommers
Taylor (Nicole) Graf
Bailey (Luke) Schubert
Many dear nieces, nephew and cousins
His special furry boys, Tanks and Buster
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Funeral: No services. James chose to provide others with the gift of life by choosing body donation at St. Louis University – School of Medicine.