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 Gertrude <I>Vallem</I> Simons

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Gertrude Vallem Simons

  • Birth 20 Jan 1914 Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 1 Jan 2003 Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Marengo, McHenry County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 117654615

MARENGO - Gertrude (Vallem) Simons, 88, a lifelong resident of Marengo, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at Memorial Medical Center in Woodstock.

She was born Jan. 20, 1914, in Rochelle, to Ole and Sophia Vallem. On Jan. 19, 1935, in Dixon, she married Kenneth W. Simons.

She was a 1932 graduate of Marengo High School.

Mrs. Simons lived on a farm in Marengo for 62 years, worked for Auto-Lite and later retired from Arnold Engineering Co.

She was a former deacon at the United Methodist Church in Garden Prairie.

Survivors include three sons, Wayne (Diane) Simons and Kenneth (Sue) Simons II, both of Marengo, and David Simons of Sunnyvale, Calif.; two daughters, Rosalee (Richard) Kolberg of Palm Desert, Calif., and Kathleen (Joe) Lorenzen of Palos Verdes, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Rosabelle Davison of Florida, Violet McClellen of Belvidere, Lila Mercaitis of Durand and Ella Kennedy of Rockford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Dolores Cernak; and a brother, Ole.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday Jan. 4, until the 11 a.m. funeral at the Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Highway, Marengo. The Rev. Dale R. Beaman will officiate. Interment will be in Marengo City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois.

(Northwest Herald 1-3-2003)

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 117654615
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gertrude Vallem Simons (20 Jan 1914–1 Jan 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117654615, citing Marengo City Cemetery, Marengo, McHenry County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Pat (contributor 47368386) .