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Robert G. Simmons, age 85 of Faribault, died Thursday, January 30, 2014, at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.

A Memorial Service will be held on April 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, with the Reverend Lora Sturm officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Robert George, the son of Frank and Rose (Forcelle) Simmons was born on September 3, 1928 in Faribault. He attended Medford High School. Robert served in the United States Navy. He married Elaine VanEsch on June 18, 1949. He was employed at Sellner Manufacturing for 34 Ĺ years.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elaine of Faribault; six children, William (and Donna) Simmons of Alfred, ME, Steven (and Gaylene) Simmons of Santee, CA, Diana Berentson of Faribault, David Simmons of Faribault, Kathy (and Rick) Gambill of Lehigh, IA and Barbara (and Kirk) Alford of Owatonna; 14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Louise (and Kenny) Southworth; two grandchildren, Robert Simmons and Susan Simmons; great grandchild, Cody Cleveland; brother-in-law, Albert DeCoux; and son-in-law, Tom Berentson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Diabetic Association, American Heart Association or to the donorís choice.


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Name: Le Ann Kvestad Masche
Email: lmmmom@charter.net
Date: Friday April 04, 2014


You and you family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!

Name: Karla Witzke Oeltjenbruns
Date: Monday March 31, 2014


To the entire family, i send you my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. I remember many fun times when your folks would be at Norbert and Vivian's, always laughter! Peace to you all, Karla Witzke

Name: Tammy Williamette
Email: williamette00@yahoo.com
Date: Monday February 03, 2014


My thoughts and prayers are with the family. He was a great man. He would always have a smile on his face and would always recognize us as employees of St. Lucas. He would always like to stay up later and give us grief but would like that of Bob. His eyes would light up when his wife came up and spent the morning with him. He will be missed.