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December 18, 2019


Jacob Charles Somerhalder, 96, of Burlington, Oklahoma, passed away on December 12, 2019, with his beautiful wife of 68 years, Bonita, by his side.

Jacob was born on November 14, 1923, in Burlington, Oklahoma, the third of seven children born to Elias and Mary Somerhalder. Jake attended Burlington schools and after graduation from high school served his country for three years in the South Pacific as a Marine. He was an amphibian tank driver that landed on the beach in the first waves to clear the shore for landing crafts of subsequent marines. He did this for all the major battles in the...

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