Carl Fritz Simon
Carl Fritz Simon, of Antigo, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. He was 95 years old.
Mr. Simon was born on Aug. 29, 1917 in the Town of Summit, a son of the late Conrad and Mathilda (Weisshahn) Simon. On Sept. 6, 1941 he married Edith “Nan” Walker at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Town of Summit. They enjoyed almost 63 years of marriage before she preceded him in death in 2004.
He graduated in 1931 from Sunnny Slope School in the Town of Summit and worked as a truck driver, milk hauler, logger, farmer, and school bus driver. He then worked at Kretz Lumber Company in Antigo and at the Langlade County Highway Department as a Grader Operator for 16 years, retiring in 1978.
Mr. Simon was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Deerbrook, and served as secretary of the Men’s Club, treasurer of the congregation, and was the Lutheran Church Extension Fund representative for many years. He was also the Town of Vilas treasurer from 1950-1963.
Mr. Simon is survived by two daughters, Carnan Simon, Antigo, and Alice (Joe) Zuelsdorff, Merrill; three sons, Donald (Rita), Antigo, Jerome, Hartland and Kenneth (Karen), Kellnersville; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three daughters-in-law, Kay Simon, Florida, Barbara Simon, Texas, and Bev (Simon) Bostwick and her husband, Ray, Bryant; two sisters, Helen (Earl) Kressel and Dorothy Koprek, both of Gleason; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Simon, Gleason.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by three sons, Ronald, Roger and Conrad; a son-in-law, Lawrence Nelson; a daughter-in-law, Audrey Simon; two brothers, Paul and Henry; a brother-in-law, William Koprek; a sister-in-law, Norine Simon; and a sister, Ruth, in infancy.
A funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 19 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church with Rev. Jerome Hahn officiating. Burial is in the town of Summit Cemetery, Langlade County.
Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com.