Mary E. Simon, 75, St. Joseph

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Mary E. Simon, 75

Jan. 3, 1945-Sept. 25, 2020

St. Joseph

Mary Simon, 75, died Sept. 25 at her home in St. Joseph. Private graveside services were held Sept. 30 at North Star Cemetery in St. Cloud.

Mary was born Jan. 3, 1945 in St Cloud, to John D. and Violet A. (Grimm) Lynch. She married William Simon on Nov. 29, 1975. She worked for her father’s hatchery for a year and then worked at St. Cloud Mental Health Center for two years.  She and her husband started Simon Enterprise Inc. in 1986 and owned and operated it together until 2018.  She was also a loving mother to her two sons Brian and Steve. She was a very vivacious person who loved to have fun. She enjoyed being outside and was known as a sun and water worshiper. 

Survivors include the following: her husband; Bill of St. Joseph; son, Brian (Jeanine) Simon of Valrico, Florida; two grandchildren, Rayne Bryson and Casandra Simon; sisters, Jacqueline Weber of St. Cloud and Patricia Skelton of Clearwater; and brother John Lynch Jr. of St. Cloud.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Steven Fritz; and sisters, Kathleen Farber and Sharon Lynch.

Special thank you to Liz Schwagel at St. Croix Hospice and her caregiver, Jolene Stang, for their special care given to Mary.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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