Chad J.-Simon-Obituary

Staff Sgt. Chad J. Simon

Madison, Wisconsin

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Chad J. Simon was a man who was always willing to lend a tool, help others fix their cars, who loved practical jokes, who enjoyed jumping out of a darkened room to scare someone _ often, his wife _ and learning professional wrestling moves. "He was a very nice young man, I can tell you," said his grandmother, Eileen Simon. Simon, 32, of Madison, Wis., died Aug. 4 of wounds suffered in an explosion Nov. 8, 2004. "There was a sense of relief that he didn't have to suffer any more but still a profound sense of sadness because he is gone," the Rev. Jeff Mannel said after his funeral ceremony. Simon enlisted in the Marines in 1989, several months before graduating from high school. He married Regina Collins in 1997, and the couple have a 5-year-old son, Dylan. Simon owned a painting business, Badger Painting, that he started only a short time before he was called to active duty. Simon loved children, playing sports, hunting and playing pranks. He was a big fan of the Green Bay Packers, liked to visit beaches and marveled at the Sunshine Skyway bridge, sometimes driving over it just to get a closer look.

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Dear Chad, I viewed tonight on FaceBook a very inspiring video, featuring your son, Dylan, and Packer QB Aaron Rodgers. When I heard your name, I had an instant recall of your ultimate sacrifice to our Nation. You must be very proud of your son as he showed great poise and maturity in the video. Obviously,he inherited your character and his Mother has done very well guiding him in his difficult teen years. Though we never met, I now think of you in even grander terms, having seen the product...

This entry is in memory and honor of SSG Chad Simon. I will always be grateful to him for his service and sacrifice for our country. I believe it was not in vein.

To the family of Staff Sgt. Chad J. Simon:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 26 May 2013. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled...

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We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Simon Family know that we recently sent Care Packages to American troops in the war zones. Each box carried a dedication sheet that includes the name, service information and a photo of your loved one. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. ...

To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Chad J. Simon:
Always remembering Chad. "Some gave all."

To the family of Staff Sgt. Chad J. Simon:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday 27 May 2012. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled...

To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Chad J. Simon:
Please accept my remembrance of Chad on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.

To the family of Staff Sgt Chad J Simon:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May 2011. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 200 white...

To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Chad J. Simon:
Remembering Chad on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org