Marion Von Somersett

March 13, 1942 - May 27, 2023
Marion Von Somersett

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Marion Von Somersett, born on March 13, 1942, in Wilmington, NC, passed away on May 27, 2023, at the age of 81 in Wilmington, NC. He was the son of the late Leon and Mae Somersett, and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

After serving his country in the U.S. Air Force, Marion worked at Lockheed Aircraft Company, followed by working as an engineer at Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. He left the railroad to start work full-time at his cabinet business, Somersett Woodworking. He retired after his many careers after 65 years. Marion had many interests some of which included fishing, traveling, motorhomes, NASCAR, and motorcycles. He loved his family and was always there to support them when they needed him. You could always find him happy working on his latest project or at work.

Marion is survived by his wife of 58 years Louise Dale Somersett; his children Elizabeth Paige Medina, Alice Patz and her husband Frank Patz, and Adam Somersett; his grandchilden Lauren Patz, Thomas Patz, and William Moseley; his sister Diane Hyatt and her husband Al Hyatt; his nephews Bill Hyatt, and John Hyatt, and his sister-in-law Candace Halecki.

Marion will be remembered for his kind heart, his love for his family, and his passion for woodworking. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, June 9, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 16 N. 16th St., Wilmington, 28401.

Please consider donations in Marion’s honor to Shriners Hospital for Children at, or to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403  910-791-9099.

Funeral Service

The funeral will take place on June 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (16 N. 16th St., Wilmington, NC 28401)

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  • June 09, 2023
    Michael Powell says:
    Marion was a special friend! He often called me to see how I was doing and always made me laugh ( you had to laugh when you heard Marion laugh and somewhere in the conversation he was going to laugh ); I always felt blessed for the exchange and thankful to God for making our paths cross so many years ago. No matter the span between visits ; as it is with friends; we always picked back up where we left off. I received more than I gave to the friendship but that was Marion. Over my 40 years in the cabinet business Marion contributed greatly to my success with advise and project referrals . My condolences to you his dear family ; I'll cry with you in your loss, I'll miss his friendship and hold tightly to his memories .

  • June 05, 2023
    Michelle Marlowe Edwards says:
    Marion was loved by so many and will truly be missed. He and his family were, and are, family to me, as I've known them for 45 years. We are all heart broken over his passing. May God give his family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • June 05, 2023
    wfcobits says:
    I met Marion through my brother in law Robert Carroll several years We have knocked oysters been to NASCAR and he has done cabinets for me I tell everyone that Marion could build a piano,(he is that good)I loved being around Marion, we have the same beliefs I will deeply miss him. Sincerely, Wayne and Sylvia Joye

  • June 04, 2023
    Carol Hewett and Samantha Hewett says:
    Sorry to hear of your loss, Marion was a friend to many and he loved his Aunt Ethel so much. Marion would bring her oysters and fish. Now they’re up in heaven picking at each other. May Gods peace be with Louise, Diane and all the rest of the family.

  • June 04, 2023
    Ed Hill says:
    Marion was great person to know. He helped me many years ago and provided custom handmade cabinets ( old school) for a house I built in riegelwood . saw him a few years back. Always a pleasure to see and talk to.