Stephen Somers

Posted Online: April 07, 2013, 7:48 pm
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Stephen E. Somers, 68, of Moline, died on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at his home.
A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, April 14, at East Moline American Legion Post 227 from 2 to 5 p.m.
He was born on May 25, 1944, in Moline, the son of Willard and Eva Somers.
He owned and operated Hard Times in Moline. When health allowed, he enjoyed boating and riding his motorcycle.
Survivors include his friend, Joyce Bryant, Moline; daughters, Jeanne Somers, Round Rock, Texas, Tracey Somers, Milan, and Beverly Somers, Knoxville, Tenn.; several grandchildren; and his brother, Bill Somers, Cordova. He was preceded in death by his son, Alan.
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