Denny E. Somerville

Denny E. Somerville

Denny E. Somerville


Denny E. Somerville, 78, of Onslow passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at his home.

His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at Dawson Funeral Services in Wyoming. A visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dawson Funeral Services in Wyoming. Burial will be at South Mineral Cemetery in rural Onslow.

Denny Edward Somerville was born on Oct. 30, 1943, in Anamosa, Iowa, to Morris and Grace (Miller) Somerville. He graduated from Midland High School. On May 24, 1964, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Karen Butrick, in Glidden, Iowa. Denny worked for his dad’s fertilizer business called Big Bills for several years before opening his own fertilizer business, Lowden Fertilizer LTD. He also farmed north of Onslow for many years and was a crop adjuster. He enjoyed fishing, working on the farm, watching NASCAR races and especially spending time with his family and friends. Denny was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes basketball and football fan.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of over 58 years, Karen; three children, Ken (Paige) Somerville of Onslow, Janet Biddiscombe of Huntsville, Texas, and Julie (Darrin) Schaefer of Onslow; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Don (Cindy) Somerville of Dana Point, Calif., Lou (Mary) Somerville of Olathe, Kan., and Mel “Yogi” (Leslie) Somerville of Anamosa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be left for his family at Cards of condolences may be mailed to Dawson Funeral Services Po Box 258 Wyoming, IA 52362.

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