THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                  Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Robert Simon

   Robert M. Simon, 87 died of natural causes at his resi­dence in Chinook on Friday, June 25, 2004. Memorial serv­ices will be held at a later date in Turner. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chi­nook.

Survivors include sons Cal­vin Simons of Havre, Leslie Simons of Turner and Craig Simons of Dunloring, VA; four grandchildren; plus numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Clara Simons on June 9, 2003 and a son, Perry.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                            Monday, July 12, 2004

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ROBERT SIMONS


Simons

   TURNER - Robert M. Simon, 87, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at his residence in Chinook due to natural causes.

   A memorial graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Turner Cemetery.

   Robert was born in Dodson on March 5, 1917, and grew up on the farm that was homesteaded by his parents, Albert and Julie (Ellefson) Simons. Bob graduated from Turner High School in 1933, then attended Northern Montana College. He taught school for a year before returning to farming. In 1941, he went to Glendale, Calif., to take an airplane technician course. While there, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp and spent four years in the South Pacific during World War II.

   After returning home, Bob met and married Clara Schleusner on Jan. 5, 1947, in Chinook. Bob and Clara raised their family of four boys on the family farm/ranch near Turner and remained there for 37 years. Bob served as a director for the Equity Co-op for many years and on the state Board of Livestock from 1970 to 1988. Upon retiring, Bob and Clara moved to Joliet, where Bob served one term as mayor, was an active member of the Community Center, and for many years served as a crossing guard for the school.

   Bob was a dedicated husband and father. His understanding of the balance between nature and technology enabled him to expand the family farm and ranch. He was actively involved with the community and was a lifelong member of the Turner American Lutheran Church. In 2002, Bob moved to Chinook to be nearer to his family.

   Survivors include his sons, Calvin (Caroline Anderson) Simons of Havre, Les (Janet) Simons of Turner, Craig (Betty) Simons of Dunloring, Va.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

   Bob was preceded in death by his son, Perry Simons in April 1974; daughter-in-law, Karen Simons in August 1998; wife, Clara Simons on June 9, 2003; brothers, Lance, Burton, Edgar, Drengman and Clarence Simons; and sister, Eshter Toepke.

   Memorials may be made to the Turner American Lutheran Church.

   Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                 Wednesday, July 14, 2004

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Robert M. Simons 

 

   CHINOOK -- Robert M. Simons, 87, a longtime Blaine County farmer and rancher and World War II Army Air Corps veteran, died of natural causes June 25 in Chinook. 

   A memorial graveside service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Turner Cemetery. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. 

   Survivors include sons Calvin Simons of Havre, Les Simons of Turner and Craig Simons of Dunloring, Va.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

   He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Simons, on June 9, 2003; and a son, Perry Simons, in 1974.         

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BILLINGSS GAZETTE                                             Thursday, July 15, 2004

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Simons, Robert M.                                    

           

   TURNER - Robert M. Simons, 87, passed away Friday, June 25, 2004, at his residence in Chinook, due to natural causes.

   Memorial graveside services will be held on Thursday, July 15, at 11 a.m. in the Turner Cemetery.   

   Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

   Robert was born in Dodson on March 5, 1917, and grew up on the farm that was homestead by his parents Albert and Julie (Ellefson) Simons. Bob graduated from Turner High School in 1933, then attended Northern Montana College and taught school for a year before returning to farming. In 1941, he went to Glendale, Calif., to take an airplane technician course. While there, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp and spent four years in the South Pacific during World War II. After returning home, Bob met and married Clara Schleusner on Jan. 5, 1947, in Chinook.

   Bob and Clara raised their family of four boys on the family farm/ranch near Turner and remained there for 37 years. During this time, Bob served as a director for the Equity Co-op for many years and on the State Board of Livestock 1970 to 1988. Upon retiring, Bob and Clara moved to Joliet where Bob served one term as Mayor, was an active member of the Community Center, and for many years served as a Crossing Guard for the school.

   Bob was a dedicated husband and father. His understanding of the balance between nature and technology enabled him to expand the family farm and ranch. He was actively involved with the community and was a lifelong member of the Turner American Lutheran Church. In 2002, Bob moved to Chinook to be nearer to his family.

   He is survived by his sons and their families, Calvin Simons and Carolyn Anderson of Havre, Les and Janet Simons of Turner, Craig and Betty Simons of Dunloring, Va.; grandchildren Chad Simons, Shannon (Steven) Hetletvedt, Mike Simons, Julia Simons; great-grandchildren Shayla and Christopher Hetletvedt; numerous nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by son Perry Simons in April 1974; daughter-in-law Karen Simons, August 1998; his wife, Clara Simons, on June 9, 2003; brothers Lance, Burton, Edgar, Drengman, Clarence Simons; and a sister, Esther Toepke.       

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