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Joanne S. Simes

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HEBRON – Joanne S. Simes, 82, of Hebron, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Artisan Living surrounded by family members.
Joanne was born on May 2, 1931, to Marlin and Charlotte Schnurr of Wilmot, Wis. On July 3, 1954, she was united in marriage to Gene Simes.
Joanne graduated from Wilmot High School in 1949, the University of Wisconsin in 1953 and Northern Illinois University/College of Law in 1993. She taught school in Wisconsin, Illinois and Virginia, and practiced law in Illinois and Wisconsin.
She was very involved in community affairs and served on various boards. She derived great joy from involvement in things with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Most of all, she loved to spend time with family and friends at their home on Lake Namakagon, Cable, Wis.
She is survived by her husband, Gene; children, Karen (Phillip) Lalor, Steven, Susan (Dean) Coon and James Simes; grandchildren, Shanda (Cory) Gulvas, Sasha (TJ) Wieczorek, Nicolette Lalor, Sammie Coon, and Trevin and Brandon Simes; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Alexandra, Grayson, Annabelle and Adalynn; brother, Billy (Lima) Schnurr; sister-in-law, Phyllis Schnurr; sister, Judy (George) Hildebrandt; and extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, John Schnurr.
At Joanne's request, services are private. Memorials may be made to (National Office/225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601) or Hospice Advantage (951 Main St., Suite 120, Union Grove, WI 53182).
Published in the Northwest Herald on July 9, 2013
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