In Memory of Gary L. Simon

Gary L. Simon
Gary L. Simon
Born: July 20, 1956
Died: March 30, 2020
Age: 63
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Gary L. Simon
July 20, 1956 - March 30, 2020
From: Sutherland, IA

Gary L. Simon, age 63, of Sutherland, Iowa (formerly of Odebolt, Iowa), passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 30, 2020, at his residence of Sutherland, Iowa.

Due to state and federal mandated guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life Service may be held at a later date. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online Cards for the family may be directed to 205 S. Waterman Street, Sutherland, Iowa 51058.

Gary Lee Simon, the son of August and Shirley (Martin) Simon, was born on July 20, 1956, in Carroll, Iowa. He grew up in Odebolt, Iowa and received his education from Odebolt-Arthur High School. After high school Gary enlisted in the U.S. Army. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Odebolt.

On September 20, 1985, Gary was united in marriage to Nancy Lippincott in the Methodist church of Arthur, Iowa. The couple was blessed with two children: Lindsay and A.J. Gary worked for various employers over the years and relocated the family to the Sutherland, Iowa, where he was employed at JTV Manufacturing for the last 12 years as a laser operator/fabricator.

Gary enjoyed fishing, canoeing, camping and going for deer rides. He also liked hunting for asparagus and mushrooms. He was passionate about gardening, especially tending to his raspberries. Gary could always be found enjoying a Pibb. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. His grandsons were the light of his life.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife Nancy Simon of Sutherland, IA; daughter Lindsay (Troy Werkmeister) Simon of Sutherland, IA; son A.J. Simon of Sutherland, IA; two grandchildren: Ian and Owen Werkmeister; brothers Mike (Liz) Simon of Odebolt, IA and Jeff (Kathy) Simon of Council Bluffs, IA; sister Sue (John) Simon of Grundy Center, IA; and his faithful companion, dog Lippy.

He was preceded in death by his parents August and Shirley Simon; and brother Pat Simon.


At A Later Date


Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 9:26 AM
“So very sorry for your loss of Gary. Wishing all of the family comfort and peace at this very difficult time.”
- Leah
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 9:26 AM
“I am so sry to hear about Gary. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends”
- Robin Upton Bronkhorst
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 1:45 PM
“So sorry for your loss, prayers for all.”
- Joyce Curtis
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 1:45 PM
“I am so very sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers wrapping a big huge hug to everyone..”
- Tracy Givens
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 1:29 PM
“So very sorry for your loss! He died way too young! I remember Gary from high school he was quite a character. Always having a good time!
Prayers for all of you for peace!”
- Rose Bengford Schultz
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 1:29 PM
“So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I hadn't seen him in years but assume he was still as ornery as I remember him.Prayers to all the family.”
- Michael Klus
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 9:31 AM
“Thinking of you Nancy ,Lindsey and Aj!prayers to all of you Gary was a great guy RIP Gary you will be missed by many.”
- Christy mcdaniel
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 9:31 AM
“My condolences to the family.”
- Nancy Jacobson Arnold
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 9:31 AM
“It saddens me to hear this. I've got many fond memories of Gary helping me work on my Mustang back in the day. Rest in peace my friend. ”
- Steve Neville
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM
“So very sorry. Thinking of you all. 💜”
- Sarah Ellwanger
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM
“My heart goes out to all of you. Nancy I know your heart is shattered and I pray you find comfort. The kids I can imagine you feel the same way. You had an amazing husband and father. I am so thankful Jeff andI stopped by and visited with you this past summer. It was good talking about memories and fishing. Im so sorry to each of you it was very tough news to hear. I can't imagine how tough it is already. I'm here if you need me. Please let me know if I can do anything even if its just to sit in the same room and listen. May God give you comfort and peace. Much love, Jeff Bridget, and Morgen”
- Bridget Fairbanks
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM
“I am long time friend of your sister, Susie...I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to all of you...My condolences to all of you”
- Sue Beenken
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