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Eugene William SimonNovember 20, 1938 ~ May 13, 2017 (age 78)
Eugene William Simon age 78 of Houghton Lake Heights, MI, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, MI at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI. A Vigil and Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday at the Funeral Home.
Eugene was born in Fowler, Michigan on November 20, 1938, the son of Gilbert H. and Marie (Sontag) Simon. Eugene married Lynda Heinlen on June 23, 1962. Lynda passed away on October 1, 2013. Eugene resided most of his life in St. Johns.
Eugene served as the City Treasurer for St. Johns for over 30 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially bragging about his 8 kids and 23 grandkids. Eugene also enjoyed playing cards, watching sports and going to Florida with his wife. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns.
Eugene is survived by his 8 kids, Brent and Carrie Simon of McKinney, TX, Curtis Simon of Folley Beach, SC, Tamie and Dennis Parks of Maple Rapids, MI, Jamie and Rob Benbow of Fortville, IN, Kari and Rick Pieters, of St. Johns, MI, Heidi Martens of St. Johns, MI, Chad Simon of St. Johns, MI, Chip and Jaclyn Simon of Suwanee, GA; grandkids Taryn, Makenzie, Brooke, Shelby, Tessa, Cody, Presley, Cassidy, Colten, Masen, Mariya, Carson, Hunter, Logan, Lexi, Jayci, Gracyn, Kenadi, Sophie, Brady, Lukas and Landry; a great-grandson Simon; brothers Larry, Jim, Ted, Denny and Neil also sisters Mary Ann, Theresa, Diane and Susie.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, wife, grandson Brandon, brother Kenny and sisters Janet and Arlene.
Memorials may be made to support Jayci Simon in the 2017 World Dwarf Games. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.
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