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Shelby Somerville

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Nov. 29. 1987-Nov. 30, 2012

Shelby Elliot Somerville, 25, of Lake Park passed away in Sanford Health, Fargo, after being struck in a pedestrian-vehicle accident on Friday, November 30, 2012, moments after his 25th birthday.

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Shelby was born during the first snowfall on November 29, 1987, to Jeffrey Somerville and Kimberly Holloway-Somerville, in St. Mary's Hospital, Minneapolis. He grew up in Lake Park and attended school at Lake Park-Audubon.

To say that Shelby had a charismatic and outgoing personality would be an enormous understatement. His fervor for life and people defined who he was.

He was best known for his ability to leave someone with a happy heart no matter what the circumstance. He believed everyone had a story and his part in it was to be the carefree song.

He enjoyed dirt biking, hunting, snowboarding, and was exceptionally creative. He had a passion for all artistic expressions especially music and painting.

Shelby was rarely without a drum on his back, guitar in his lap or paint in his hands. He used his creative ability to bring love, laughter and happy tears to all he met.

Shelby loved all his family dearly, but adored his sisters, Laicy, Molley and Aubrey. He was fiercely protective of them and they were always his compass home. Anyone who knew him, knew this.

Surviving Shelby are his parents, Kimberly Holloway-Somerville and Jeff Somerville; sisters, Laicy Somerville, Molley Somerville and Aubrey Somerville; grandparents, Keith Somerville, Bev Somerville, Connie (Alex) Kossick and Ron (Jeffney) Davis; great grandmother, Adeline Murphy; aunts, Steffanie Davis and Stephanie Hartog; uncles, Brian Somerville and Trey Griffin; and cousins, Brendan Hendricks, Alexis Griffin and Avaleigh Griffin.

Preceding him in death were his great grandparents, James Murphy, Harold and Norva Somerville, Milt and Alice Davis, Irvin and Mable Knutson-Kliner; and great-great grandmother, Mabel Tengwall.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Wright Funeral Home in Hawley.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in Eksjo Lutheran Church, Lake Park. An online guestbook and video tribute are at www.wrightfuneral.com.

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