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Dennis Simon Obituary
Dennis Simon

January 15, 1919 ~ March 6, 2011

KAPLAN - Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 10, 2011 at a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church honoring the life of Dennis Simon, 92, who died Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Lafayette General Medical Center. He will be laid to rest at Kaplan Cemetery with Reverend David Broussard officiating the services. Serving as pallbearers will be Robby Toups, Sonny Greene, Seth Greene, Sy Greene, Steven Greene, Colby Suire, Heath Suire and Andrew Suire. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Vincent, Billy Suire, Patrick Trahan, Gary Landry, Marty Lormand and Kevin Trahan.

Mr. Simon graduated from Kaplan High School and attended SLI, where he went on to join the U.S. Air Force for four years. On his return to Kaplan, he opened Den's Confectionary, a popular hangout for teenagers at the time. He then opened an Insurance Agency as an Independent Agent, as well as, a Real Estate Agency. He was also a tax preparer. Mr. Simon developed property, including several subdivisions. Among the subdivisions developed were Coastal Heights, Country Heights and Greene Acres. He was in business for over sixty years. Outside of work, Mr. Simon enjoyed being outdoors, especially using his motor grader and backhoe.

He is survived by four daughters, Lynn Simon Toups of Kaplan, Velma "Teeta" Simon Vincent and her husband, Dale of Kaplan, Marsha Simon Greene of Lafayette, and Martha Simon Suire and her husband, Billy of Katy, Texas; thirteen grandchildren, Gina and her husband, Patrick Trahan, Robby Toups and his wife, Karen, Shawri and her husband, Gary Landry, Rachael and her husband, Marty Lormand, Dana and her husband, Kevin Trahan, Mary Ellen Vincent, Colby Suire and his wife, Tori, Heath Suire and his wife, Maranda, Andrew Suire, Sonny Greene, Seth Greene and his wife, Debbie, Sy Greene and his wife, Crissy and Steven Greene; and twenty-two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Touchet Simon; parents, Eustache Simon and the former Olive Petry; and his sister, Celine Simon Hebert.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Vincent Funeral Home - Kaplan, 300 N. Eleazar Avenue, on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a rosary being prayed at 7 p.m.; Thursday, March 10,2011 from 8 a.m. until the procession departs for church.

All funeral arrangements are being conducted by Vincent Funeral Home of Kaplan, (337) 643-7276 [Service Information 225-5276]. Condolences may be sent to the Simon family at


Published in the The Advertiser on Mar. 9, 2011
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