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6/9/2014 Email this articlePrint this article 
Einar Ingvold Nels Simonson
Einar Ingvold Nels Simonson, 91, of DeWitt, died Monday morning, June 9, 2014, at Westwing Place, DeWitt.

A service of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Mound, with the Rev. Steven Anderson officiating. 

Burial and military rites will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt. 

 Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. 

Einar Ingvold Nels Simonson was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Douglas, N.D., to Johanna Gustofson and George Simonson.  Einar and Wilma Paarmann were united in marriage Sept. 26, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo. 

He was inducted into the U.S. Army Jan. 22, 1945, at Fort Sheridan, Ill.  He served overseas with the 5th Replacement Department and the 702nd Replacement Company, Battery A 743rd Anti-Aircraft Battalion at Manila in the Philippines.  Einar was honorably discharged at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., June 26, 1946. 

Einar had worked at Gostick Plumbing & Heating in DeWitt before and shortly after his military service.  He and Wilma then started farming in the Grand Mound area.  They farmed from 1947 until their complete retirement. 

Einar was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Mound. He also was a member of the Grand Mound American Legion Post 622.

Einar enjoyed square dancing, round dancing, fishing and traveling throughout the country with Wilma in their RV.  He and Wilma wintered in Florida for eight years, followed by winters in Harlingen, Texas, for 22 years.  His favorite traveling experience was a trip to Germany and Norway in 1998, where they visited family.

Surviving are his wife, Wilma; his children, Sharon (Norman) Harruff of Galveston, Ind., Marcine Simonson of Clinton, Einar E. (Janet) Simonson of DeWitt and Dale (Norma) Simonson of DeWitt; grandchildren, Michael Maksymicz, Lisa Hall, Brian (Ronda) Simonson, Matthew Simonson, Mark Simonson, Adrian Simonson, Andrew Simonson, Amanda Simonson and Adam Simonson; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Margaret Bartels and Luther (Sharon) Simonson; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Paarmann and Evelyn Steward; brothers-in-law, Del Roy (Janet) Lieberg, Walter Rud, and Earl Paarmann; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kathrine Ann; a brother, Gerhard; sisters, Loretta Rud, Jeanette Lieberg and Eleanor Mickelsen; brothers-in-law, Ralph Mickelsen, Ray Paarmann, and Herb Paarmann; sisters-in-law, Margaret Simonson, Marian Paarmann, Grace Paarmann and Sadie Paarmann.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneral homes.com.

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