Please Remember Shawn Somerville in Your Prayers

Please remember in your prayers Shawn Somerville '84, who died tragically on Friday, Dec. 16. (See Chicago Tribune.) 

Shawn Somerville

Shawn Somerville

He is survived by his wife, Joanie, and two children, Parker, 8, and Carly, 7.

Somerville, 49, formerly of Carver/Chaska, and Minneapolis, served on the St. Thomas Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2001 to 2005. He was a resident of Wheaton, Ill., and was vice president of sales for the William Blair investment company.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Dec. 22, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, Ill. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a fund established for the benefit of Somerville's wife and children. Checks should be made out to The Somerville Family Memorial Trust and nailed to William Blair & Company, Attn: Merv Visser, 222 West Adams St., Chicago, IL, 60606.

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