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Gerald A. Simmelink

- - Gerald A. Simmelink, age 70, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018. He was born on April 7, 1948 to Albert and Eunice (nee LeMahieu) Simmelink. He graduated from Oostburg High School Class of 1966 and then served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era from 1968-1969. Afterwards, he was a dedicated member of the National Guard Reserves Armory for 10 years. He married Barbara (nee Soerens) on June 5, 1971 in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin.

His favorite pastimes included model building, model railroading and traveling. Gerald was a member of Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church in West Bend and also the 48th Blue Stars, where he always looked forward to their annual reunions.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Lisa (Brian) Brandt, Jodi Simmelink; Jeff (Lisa) Simmelink and Paul Simmelink; grandchildren, Cody and Brandon Gokey, Peyton, Lexi, and Lillion, Jr. Weatherby, Charles and Danielle Neuiszer, and Emily Simmelink; siblings-in-law, Susan (Ken) Nelson, Randall (Becky) Soerens, Joel (Joy) Soerens, Terry Cunningham Soerens; aunt Eleanor LeMahieu; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Robert and Doris Soerens; brothers-in-law Charles and Larry Soerens.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 15th at 6:00 PM at Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church (323 S Fifth Ave, West Bend, WI 53095) with Pastor Clarissa Martinelli presiding. The Visitation will be at church on Friday, June 15th from 4:00 PM until the time of service at 6:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to (PO Box 902, Pewaukee, WI 53072).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of St. Luke's Hospital ICU team for their compassionate care.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.

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Published in Sheboygan Press on June 12, 2018
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