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Alfred Simon

d. December 20, 2014

Alfred M. Simon, 94, of Austin died Saturday December 20th, 2014 at his home. Al was born on August 4th, 1920 in Stacyville, Ia. to Jacob and Anna (Heaman) Simon. He graduated from Visitation High School in 1938. Al married Ruth C. Vanderbilt on July 16th, 1941. Ruth died on June 3rd, 1972. Al married Donna L. (Hallman) Hareid on January 27th, 1973. Donna died on March 9, 2001. He worked at Geo. A. Hormel and Co. for 39 years. Al was a member of the Civil Conservation Corps. He was a Combat Wounded WWII Veteran as a member of the 17th Airborne Glider Division and received a Purple Heart during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a life time member of the VFW, American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. Al enjoyed fishing, playing poker, watching the Minnesota Twins and unfortunately, the Green Bay Packers. He loved to travel. Al spent his summers fishing on Mille Lacs Lake and winters with his “Texas family” in Brownsville, TX. Al went fishing every spring and fall with his family and friends in Canada. Al especially loved spending time with his great grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Br. Robert O.C.S.O., Dubuque, IA, Donald, Woodbury, Barbara (Roland) Schumacher, Austin, Jean Kurata, Plymouth, David (Sheryl), Rochester, Alfred Jr. (Debra), Hastings, Kurt, Rochester; stepchildren, Karen Stoltz, Austin, Ronald Hareid, Rochester; extended family, Le Wain (Paulette) Lewis, Austin. His grandchildren, Jon Simon, Michelle (Scott) Slinde, Randy Schumacher, Wendy (Chad) Pedersen, Alissa (John) Zimmerman, Matthew Simon, Lindsey Simon, Derek (Tobi) Simon, Kristin (Jayme) Brochman, Allison Simon, Sierra Simon, Saige Simon, Kenneth (Corinne) Stoltz, Keith Stoltz; sixteen great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Sister, Margaret Anderson, Cedar Falls, IA.; sister-in-law, Virginia Wilson, Austin; brothers-in-law, Thomas Miller, Waterloo, IA, Kermit Vanderbilt, Langley, WA. He is preceded in death by his wives, Ruth and Donna; parents Jacob and Anna; brothers, Ralph and Martin; Sisters, Angeline Simon, Elizabeth Taylor and Marceline Miller; several brothers in-law and sisters-in-law. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Traufler and Abbott David Scott O.C.S.O. officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91, VFW Post #1216, and DAV Chapter 27. Memorials are preferred.

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Saturday, December 27 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Service

Saturday, December 27 2014
11:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912

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