Thomas "Tom" Somerville

Thomas "Tom" Somerville


October 13, 1973 - May 23, 2022


Thomas “Tom” Somerville, 48, of Mitchell, SD, died Monday, May 23, 2022, in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday, May 27, at Congregational United Church of Christ in Mitchell. Burial will be held at a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be Thursday, May 26, from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Thomas David Somerville was born October 13, 1973, to Robert and Ellie (Anderson) Somerville in Mitchell, SD. He grew up in Mitchell and Alexandria, graduating from Hanson High School in 1992. He earned his AAS degree in Computer Systems Technologies from Mitchell Technical Institute in 1994.

Upon graduation from MTI, he began a career in the technical service industry. Tom started TS Services where he worked alongside his brothers for the next 26 years. From an early age, he found his niche in the hospitality and foodservice industry, and went on to own and manage various establishments including The Bird’s Nest, Thirsty’s, and Dr. Lucky’s.

Tom enjoyed traveling, entertaining, gardening, cooking, the Dallas Cowboys, his cats, and spending time with friends and family. He celebrated life to the fullest and his two greatest joys were his daughters, Alexandra and Maryn.

Tom will be remembered by his large and loving family: daughters, Alexandra Peck and Maryn Somerville; mother, Ellie Mechels; brothers, Steve (Meagan) Somerville, Nolan (Kevin) Clark, and Vance (Mindi) Tuffs; he will also be remembered by all of his nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Welcoming him into heaven are his dad, his maternal and paternal grandparents, and his beloved cat, Simba.



Thursday, May 26, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, May 27, 2022
2:00 PM
Congregational United Church of Christ
301 E 4th Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Karen Harrington on June 6, 2022
I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I taught Tom in school, and I appreciated his smile and carefree attitude!
Posted by Kim Braunesreither on June 1, 2022
My deepest sympathies to your family. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Colleen DeJong on May 29, 2022
So very sorry for your loss. He was a good friend to all, never missed saying hi. RIP Tom
Posted by Doug Carling on May 27, 2022
RIP Tom. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
Posted by Laura Somerville Austin, Zachary,and Peyton Somerv on May 26, 2022
Rest in peace cousin..🙏 All the times we spent together will always be treasured.. You will never be forgotten and you will always be in my heart ❤️ Love you Tommy 💕
Posted by Brian Somerville on May 26, 2022
Rest easy Tommy, the joy you brought to everyone will be missed! I love you Cousin, until we meet again ❤️
Posted by Myra and Sam Schleich on May 26, 2022
So sorry to hear about the loss of Tom!! Rest in God’s loving arms🙏 Our sympathy to family and friends!!
Posted by Luke Nagel on May 25, 2022
You're an awesome guy Tom it said hi to me when I seen you vice versa we talked a lot football you're going to be really missed
Posted by Jim and Julie Bridge on May 25, 2022
In times like this, there's so much we don't understand! Remembering you all in prayer.
Posted by Kenneth Young and family on May 25, 2022
Tom I felt was a good friend of mine and was always pleasant to talk to. He will be missed deeply 😢.
Posted by Tammy Schoenfelder Koellner on May 25, 2022
Steve and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort.
Posted by Lorna Smith on May 25, 2022
Gone too soon! Rest in Peace Tom. Sympathies to the Sommerville family.
Posted by Deb Zens on May 25, 2022
I’m so sorry…Prayers for Tom’s family…
Posted by Dave geppert on May 25, 2022
It was fun throwing darts with u gonna miss you rest in peace bri
Posted by Kimberly Weber-Bunger on May 25, 2022
I’m so so sorry to hear this. Tom and I go way way back. Had in common bar management 💙🦋🦋🦋
Posted by Mark Busack on May 24, 2022
I always enjoyed doing karaoke at Dr. Lucky's with you. Rest in peace!!!
Posted by Jonilyn Gau on May 24, 2022
So sad😔 RIP Tom you will be missed🙏🏻
Posted by Diane Moke on May 24, 2022
My condolences to Ellie, Nolan, and the rest of Tom's family. Just gone too soon.
Posted by Terry & Ramona Schroeder on May 24, 2022
So sorry for your loss! RIP
Posted by Sheri Coy on May 24, 2022
I enjoyed our recent messages to each other about our daughters graduating High School and soon they would both be off to college at Mankato!!! You were so proud of your daughter !! I always loved exchanging pics of our siamese cats to each other!!! Until we meet again….
Posted by Annette hoff on May 24, 2022
Always fun and such a great guy. I will miss u.
Posted by Charolette Peterson on May 24, 2022
So sorry for your loss!!
Posted by Angie Wright on May 24, 2022
Thoughts and prayers to all his family and too many friends to count!❤ I will be out of town for services, but know you all are in Jerry and my thoughts.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on May 24, 2022
So sorry for this sad loss ! Tom will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know him !!! You all are our thoughts and Prayers !!
Posted by Chandi Dreyer on May 24, 2022
Dr. Luckys just won’t be the same without you! You always made sure everyone was having a good time! You are one of a kind! You are loved and will be missed! Rest In Peace.
Posted by Brittany Kempers on May 24, 2022
You &your brother tought me so much,something I will always remember and never will be missed.
Posted by Melissa Hines on May 24, 2022
Rest in Peace Tommy. You touched many lives 💔
Posted by Heather Darrington on May 24, 2022
I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Too young and sudden makes this so much more devastating. I will be thinking about his daughters this week as they mourn their father. May their memories of him bring them joy and comfort in the near future. I will miss his grumpy cat posts.
Posted by Shanna Anderson on May 24, 2022
RIP Tom you were always sweet to me! I will miss you.
Posted by Darcy Green on May 24, 2022
So, sorry for your families loss. Tommy was loved by many.
Posted by Thomas styles on May 24, 2022
Rest In Peace “ya braattt”keep the fun times rolling up there buddy! You will be missed!
Posted by Hollie Karber on May 24, 2022
So sorry for your loss, Tommy was a great guy and will be missed by many! You are in my Thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Marge Wagner on May 24, 2022
Sorry to hear about Tom he was a good man rest in peace
Posted by Casey Degen on May 24, 2022
Rest in peace tom you will be missed
Posted by Randy wahlert on May 24, 2022
Rip tom the stereo system you installed for me me a month ago rocks you missed
Posted by Jodi Dye on May 24, 2022
You’re to young to be taken from this earth. We’ll never understand why. We have to trust in the lord. Rest In Peace.
You and grandpa Alvin can now have your drinks. Love you both. You will be missed.
Posted by Jesse Dicus on May 24, 2022
Rest peacefully Tommy Boy. We had a great run together brother. I will miss you!!!
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