Norbert L. Simon

February 28, 1914 - May 31, 2003 

Norbert L. Simon

February 28, 1914 - May 31, 2003 

Obituary for Norbert L. Simon

Age 89, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2003.  He was born on February 28, 1914 in Westphalia, MI the son of Joseph P. and Elizabeth (Bauer) Simon.  Mr. Simon was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pewamo, the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council #8071, and the Westphalia St. Joseph Society.  He farmed his entire life and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards.  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sharon; brothers, Herman, Linus, Raymond Simon; mother and father-in-law, John and Theresia Thelen.  Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Bertha E. (Thelen); 11 children, Marie (Ken) Smith, Jane (Ron) Goodman, Joan (Rick) Capel, Joyce (Dan) Weber, Arlene (Roy) Piggott, Donna (Fred) Doll, Carol (Kurt) Thelen, Wanda (Jim) Martin, Ron (Jackie) Simon, Ken (Judi) Simon, and Dale (Carol) Simon; 44 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister, Estelle M. Simon; several sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Charlon O. Mason, Pastor at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pewamo with Rite of Committal following at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the St. Mary's Funeral Chapel, 210 N. Westphalia Street, Westphalia from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.  The rosaries will be prayed at 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday, 3 p.m. Monday and there will be a Scripture Wake Service held at 8 p.m. Monday.  For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Educational Trust Fund in memory of Norbert L. Simon.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland.  On Line Condolences may be made at www.schraubenlehman.com.

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