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Loren Albert Simmons


1924 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Loren Albert Simmons Obituary
MONTEREY, CA – Loren Simmons died peacefully at his home on September 30, 2013. He was 88.
Loren was born and raised in Waukegan, IL, a 1942 graduate of Waukegan High School, and attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-
Urbana. In December 1942 he joined the Marine Corps, eventually retiring in October 1952.
Loren's career in sales and management in the wire mesh conveyor belt industry started at Cyclone Fence and continued at Alloy Wire Belt and Ashworth Brothers. Loren was promoted and transferred to Salinas, CA in June 1979 and finished his career in Modesto, CA from 1988 to 1992, and relocated back to Salinas in 1995 to be closer to family, and then to The Park Lane retirement community in Monterey in 2004.
Loren was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Geraldine "Gerrie" Simmons, in 2004; and is survived by his sister, Virginia Bilharz of Lindenhurst, IL; his three children, Cory (Freda) Simmons of Concord, CA, Kelly (Jay Bolling) Simmons of Bryn Mawr, PA and Kris (Scott) McCulloch of Cary, NC; and his five grandchildren, Laura and Peter Simmons of Merced, CA, and Sydney, Spencer, and Cameron Bolling of Bryn Mawr, PA.
Funeral arrangements have been made through Struve and Laporte Funeral Home in Salinas. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula. For more information, go to: www.struveandlaporte.com.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Oct. 12, 2013
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