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Gerald H Simon, 71, of Fond du Lac died July 30, 2014 at St Francis Home after a lengthy illness. He was born July 12, 1943 in Fond du Lac, the son of Felix and Beatrice (Flasch) Simon. After graduation from St. Mary's Springs High School he enlisted in the Air Force, spending the majority of his four years of service on the Northern Island of Japan. He was always very proud of his military service and supportive of veterans groups.
He worked in data processing for A C Nielsen in Fond du Lac and for the City of West Allis. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a lifelong member of Holy Family Parish of Fond du Lac where served as a greeter at St. Mary's Church. He greatly enjoyed traveling throughout northern Wisconsin and Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and also collecting sports memorabilia.
He is survived by two brothers, James (Kathleen) and Donald (Judith), two sisters, Ruth (Edward) Barnes and Mary (David) Beaster, all of Fond du Lac, and sister-in-law Susan Simon of Watertown. He is also survived by 17 nieces and nephews to whom he was affectionately known as "favorite uncle" for the good times they had with him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John and Michael.
Visitation: Family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Service: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Holy Family Parish and St Francis Home.
The family would like to thank all at St Francis Home who provided compassionate care and concern for Jerry during the time he made his home there.
Zacherl Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. www.zacherlfuneralhome.com
Zacherl Funeral Home
875 E Division St
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Aug. 1, 2014