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Ardell Joseph Simons
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1919
South Dakota, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 2006
Lawrence County
South Dakota, USA

Ardell Joseph Simons of Spearfish passed away on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at a local nursing home.

Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at the Black Hills Funeral Home, 1440 Junction Ave., Sturgis, with a Rosary starting at 7 p.m. Latin Catholic Mass of Christian Burial was held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Black Hills Funeral Home, with Fr. Anthony Ward as celebrant. Interment will be at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Sturgis, followed by a luncheon at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

He was born on Oct. 17, 1919 to Guy and Blanche (Bradley) Simons. Ardell was raised on the homestead ranch north of White Owl and attended the Simons School. He married Gwendolyn Marye Pellegrin on Aug. 2, 1940. During their 66 years together, they raised nine children and ranched at various locations in western South Dakota.

Survivors include two brothers; Warren, and Bill and wife Verna, Denver, sister Joan and husband Russell Brynjulson, Las Vegas, sons Guy, Denver, Father Kevin, Colorado Springs, Pat and wife Julie of Hudson, Colo., daughters; Mardel, Ginger, Linda and husband Joe Henry, Anne and husband Rick Rochelle all, Spearfish, Shezalle and husband Thomas Cook, Hot Springs, Colleen and husband Joe Conklin, Beulah, Wyo., 20 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and wonderful friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwen, on Aug. 10, 2005, his parents Guy and Blanche Simons, brothers Mark and Richard, sister Arlene Perry, two grandsons Riley Doyen & Kurt Blair.

A memorial has been established in Ardellís name.

Friends who wish may sign Ardellís online guest book at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aldinger Funeral Home of Spearfish, and Black Hills Funeral Home of Sturgis.

Meade County Times-Tribune 
Family links: 
  Guy J. Simons (1897 - 1985)
  Blanche E. Bradley Simons (1897 - 1998)
  Gwendolyn Marye Pellegrin Simons (1922 - 2005)*
  Ardell Joseph Simons (____ - 2006)*
  Ardell Joseph Simons (1919 - 2006)
  Mark William Simons (1922 - 1996)*
  Richard Simons (1925 - 1993)*
  Arlene M. Simons Perry (1929 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Aloysius Cemetery
Meade County
South Dakota, USA
Maintained by: Dawn Stewart
Originally Created by: In memory of Scott
Record added: Feb 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13432859
Ardell Joseph Simons
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Ardell Joseph Simons
Added by: Kris Jensen Pearson
Ardell Joseph Simons
Added by: Kris Jensen Pearson
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- Dawn Stewart
 Added: May. 19, 2006

- In memory of Scott
 Added: Feb. 25, 2006

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