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Clifford Simonson Print E-mail

April 5, 1931-Jan. 3, 2014

Cliff Simonson, Wild Rose, passed away peacefully at home on Friday morning, Jan. 3, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Cliff was born at home on April 5, 1931, in Mt. Morris, the son of Russell and Alice (Murty) Simonson.

On June 13, 1953 Cliff married Wilma Wilson at the Wild Rose United Methodist Church in Wild Rose. He earned a Master’s degree in education with which he became a teacher and guidance counselor at schools in Denmark, Greenwood, Wautoma and Wild Rose.

Cliff was one of the good guys. A great father, brother, friend, and a really great husband. He was an educator, a counselor, a coach, a teacher in every sense of the word. Cliff was a kind, gentle and generous man. He never met a sport he didn’t like, and was often found assisting the coaches from his LA-Z-BOY. He loved to play golf. Cliff loved hunting and fishing. He loved doing crossword puzzles. He was quick witted and loved to joke with others. He had one bad habit: Cliff loved cars—a lot!! He was an animal advocate and loved his cats and dogs. Cliff was an avid reader with westerns being his favorite and he enjoyed any television show or movie with a cowboy. He lived by his faith. He will be missed.

Cliff is survived by his wife: Wilma “Rusty” Simonson; and their four children: Kim (Douglas) Pittsley, Wausau; Kent Simonson, Oshkosh; Kriste Simonson, Park Falls; and Kellyn (Kevin) Zaremba, Winneconne; their five grandchildren: Brian (Emily) Pittsley, McFarland; Logan Pittsley, Chicago; Jofflyn, Jaymin and Mya Zaremba, Winneconne; his sister: Melba Jean Williams, Wild Rose; and also his faithful dog and companion: Pal. Cliff is further survived by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter: Caitlin Pittsley; and his beloved cat: Sassy.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Holly Funeral Home of Wild Rose, is assisting the family with arrangements.


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