Cyril H. Simon,
passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the Villa Loretto Nursing Home with his
loving wife of seventy years, Athleen, holding his hand. He was born on January
16, 1921, in Fond du Lac, the son of Michael and Rosa (Koenen) Simon. Cyril met
Athleen at the dancehall in Eldorado and on February 5, 1949 they were married
at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Brandon. Cyril was the owner of Cyril Simon
Sand and Gravel. He dug many of the basements for the homes in the St. Peter
He enjoyed playing
Blackjack; and he and Athleen made many trips to Las Vegas. He also enjoyed
woodworking; and his children will always cherish the gifts he made them for
Christmas. He was a member of Holy Family Parish and attended St. Peter’s
Catholic Church in St. Peter. He was also a member of the East Shore Lions and
volunteered as an eye transporter for them. He was a member of the St. Peter
Athletic Club and at one time served as a director. On summer Sunday afternoons
you would find him watching baseball games at the St. Peter Athletic Club
diamond cheering on his sons and grandchildren.
He is survived by
his wife, Athleen; his children, Anna (Bill) Klinke, Dan (Sherry) Simon, Tim
(Judy) Simon, Julie (Jeff) Kraemer, Doug (Cindy) Simon, Fran (Mike) Holzmann,
Pat (Chris) Simon, and Paul (Pam) Simon; eighteen grandchildren; twelve
great-grandchildren with two more on the way. He is further survived by three
sisters-in-law, Mildred Simon, Patricia Hunter, and Marilyn Smith; and a
brother-in-law, Phil Ruedinger.
He was preceded
in death by his parents; one daughter, Janet; three sisters and their spouses,
Cres (Oscar) Marggi, Elvira (Ed) Dubberstein, and Natalie (Ralph) Basler; four
brothers, Ambrose, Francis and his wife Joan, Alex and Bob and his wife Babe.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers-in-law Jim Smith, Bob Hunter and
Wes Williams; and two sisters-in-law, Ann Ruedinger and Eileen and her husband
There are so many
people who took such good care of Cyril these past two years.
Thank you Kris
and Jenny; you helped him to stay at home longer.
organization that is Agnesian Hospice, thank you. Kari, you made his day with
your visits to his home and your attempts at telling jokes. Lori, you made his
last few months so much easier when he went to The Villa. JoAnn, you were there
to comfort Cyril and his family in his final hours. Nan and Jane, you are
wonderful as Hospice volunteers visiting him every week. Chaplains Tim and
Susan, the comfort you gave to both Cyril and Athleen will never be forgotten.
thank you. You treated Cyril with such dignity and respect.
take place on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 4-7 PM at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home,
524 N. Park Ave, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. A Mass of Christian Burial will take
place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11:00 AM at St. Peter’s Catholic
Church-Holy Family Parish, N8079 Church Road, Malone, WI, 53049. Visitation
will also take place on Saturday at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of
services. Cremation will follow the service and private family burial will take
place at St. Charles Cemetery at a later date.
appreciated to Agnesian Hospice, 239 Trowbridge Dr, Fond du Lac, WI, 54937;
Villa Loretto Nursing Home, N8114 County Road WW, Mt. Calvary, WI, 53057; or
Cristo Rey Ranch, N8102 County Road WW, Mt. Calvary, WI, 53057.
information and guestbook can be found at ueckerwitt.com