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Val B. Somerlott
August 13, 1947 ~ April 2, 2022 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Val B. Somerlott, 74, of Hillsdale, passed away April 2nd at home. He had been suffering with COPD for many years. Valentine was born in Hudson, MI in 1947. He graduated from Jonesville H.S. in 1965. Valentine worked as a general manager and bookkeeper for BilCor Plastics from 1972 until 1991. After retirement he spent his time taking care of his home, his lands, and his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was an extremely hard worker and was selfless when it came to his family. He would give up personal comforts and possessions so that his family could have more. Valentine adored his grandchildren and was known for playing silly games with them to their delight; he never lost his inner child. He was a gifted storyteller holding his audience for hours, the holiday table will never be the same. He had a unique perspective on the politics of the day and often predicted outcomes accurately. Val was the “go-to guy” in every neighborhood; whether you needed an obscure part, or advice on how to fix or build anything. He was the original, more charming version of YouTube. Valentine was preceded in death by his father William, mother Eva, and eleven half-siblings. He is survived by his wife, Bambi, his children, William (Heather) Somerlott, Andrew Somerlott, Jacob Somerlott, and Samantha (Joshua) Rolen, 8 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and friends. At his request, there will be no funeral services, but the family will hold a celebration of life at a later date. Any contributions made in Val’s honor should be made to the American Lung Association or the charity of the donor’s choice