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Walter "Wally" Simonson

February 25, 1936 November 23, 2018
Walter "Wally" Simonson
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Obituary for Walter "Wally" Simonson

Walter “Wally” Simonson age 82 of Lena, passed away on November 23, 2018. He was born to the late Russel and Lila (McQuiston) Simonson on February 25, 1936 in Durand, WI and raised in Colfax, WI. Wally joined the Marine Core in 1954 and served until 1959 while serving in the Korean War. He came back to Wisconsin and worked in Milwaukee at AMC Car Company and Rexnord Corporation. While in Milwaukee he met his late wife Germaine (Janik) Simonson and they were married for 22 years. The family moved to Lena in 1978 where they owned and operated The Barn Tavern. He also drove school bus for the Lena School District for over 30 years until he retired. He loved hunting and fishing. Wally also had a passion for camping, reading books and making wine. He was a member of the Lena American Legion and St. Anne Church in Lena.
He is survived by his 2 sons Craig (Michelle) Simonson, Lena; Brian (Lora) Simonson, Lena; 3 grandchildren, Zachery, Mariah and Mason Simonson; Significant other Marlene Peetz and family; 2 brothers, Dale and Lee Kurschner; 3 sisters Grace Hacker, Marie Young and Patricia Corbin.
He was preceded in death by Germaine Simonson, 3 sisters Margaret Anne Simonson, Gladys Ricardo and Shirley Booker; one brother Allen Simonson.
The family would like to thank St. Vincent Hospital and a special thank you to the ICU department.
The family will greet relatives and friends Friday, Nov. 30th at St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena from 4 -7 PM. A Wake Service will be given by Deacon Peter Gard at 7 PM. Visitation will continue at St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena, Saturday from 9 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 AM with Father Felix Abano officiating. Please visit RhodesCharapata.com to express online condolences.


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Visitation

Friday

30

Nov

4:00 PM 11/30/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/30/2018 7:00:00 PM
St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena

221 E. Main St.
Lena, WI 54139

St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena
221 E. Main St. Lena 54139 WI
United States

Visitation

Saturday

1

Dec

9:00 AM 12/1/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/1/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena

221 E. Main St.
Lena, WI 54139

St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena
221 E. Main St. Lena 54139 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

1

Dec

11:00 AM 12/1/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena

221 E. Main St.
Lena, WI 54139

St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena
221 E. Main St. Lena 54139 WI
United States
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