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Donald Kevin Simons, age 53, of rural Stanton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 12, 2011 while at work. The son of Aldie Louis & Marjorie Jane (King) Simons, he was born on May 1, 1958 in East Gary, Indiana and had worked as a hardware department stock clerk at Meijer in Greenville.

On Sept. 14, 1999, in Rockford, he married the former Roxanne Marie Sheldon. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, studying the Bible and family geneology, loved Chicago Cubs baseball, and was an avid fan of NASCAR and both Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Tom Simons.

Surviving are his wife, Roxanne Simons of Stanton; three children, Richard & Rebecca Race of Lakeview, Nakieshia Simons & David Day of Stanton, and Donald Earl Simons of Carson City; two step-children, Kyle Louis & Shurie Simons, and Thomas Simons & Chasity Mason, all of Stanton; six brothers and sisters, Chuck & Diane Simons of Lake Station, Indiana, Rita Cooper, Terry Simons, Art & Terri Simons, all of Stanton, Tammy Simons of Sidney, and Brian Simons & Connie Blanks of Edmore; four grandchildren, Evelyn Johnson, David Day Jr., Kolan Simons, and Eshanna Simons; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation is Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Burial will take place privately at Hillside Cemetery in Entrican.

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  1. Anonymous on June 12, 2011 at 12:00 am


    06/20/2011 –


    the lst time i seen him was on june 6 he was so happy fathersday weee end was commin up he had tickits to see nacar he is the only and last bro on my bike i all ways picked on hin bout being a cubs fan cuz im a cardinals fan love u bro i will never for get u nor my kids

    06/20/2011 –


    the last time i seen don was on the june 6 i rode bike frome edmore to sidney.i sat on the coutch nxt to him i said how bout then cardinals he a cubbies fan we all ways pick on each other bout that onother memory is on the 6th he rod my 18 speed bike in the yard i guess u can teach an old man new tricks love bro i will never for get u nor my kids

    06/18/2011 –

    Brenda Lutes

    Donnie Simons: What a GREAT human being. Now a special angel watching over us all. I’ll miss you my friend.

    06/15/2011 –


    Our hearts go out the family, for your lost. Donnie would always take the time to say good mornin to me when I would come into work, no matter how busy he was.

    06/15/2011 –

    Kathe Laper

    I just wanted to let Don’s family know that I am thinking of them, always! Donnie was a GREAT human being and will be sadly missed by everyone who’s life he touched! I had the great fortune of getting to know him and his family during all the many years that we worked at Meijer. Donnie was one of those people that you could ALWAYS count on! He was helpful, kind and a pleasure to work with. I am a richer person for having known him! Thank you, Simons’ family, for sharing your husband, father, brother, etc. with all of us that knew him…he was taken from us way too early! Please consider yourselves hugged! Remember the good times, I think that is the way that Don would want it!
    Love & hugs, Kathe Laper

    06/14/2011 –

    thomas mcgowan

    i will miss u uncle don my pryers are with the fam

    06/13/2011 –

    Mike Nielsen

    What a loss this is to family and friends.Don worked with me at the old Meijer store. What a privelage it was to have him as a co-worker. I was department manager at the time. I never met a more committed person who always did his best at work. Also, what a blessing it is to know he is saved through Jesus Christ, Don’s Lord and Savior. Always had time in his busy schedule at work to stop and say hello to friends. I am blessed to not only to have worked with him, but also to know him as a Christian brother in Christ. May Jesus welcome Don with open arms. Rest in peace my friend.

    06/13/2011 –

    Kris Hansen

    your whole family have my deepest sympathies.

    06/13/2011 –

    jennifer hall

    So sorry for your profound loss. my thoughts are with you at this time of great need and sorrow. i will miss donnie. i already do.

    06/13/2011 –

    Becky Race

    God Bless You, Don Simons. You are an angel among angels.

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