Obituaries

Francis Eugene "Gene" Simerl

April 3, 1925 - October 17, 2017

Francis Eugene

Obituary

Belvidere, IL

Francis Eugene “Gene” Simerl passed away, Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was born April 3,1925 in Greenup, IL, son of Jacob F. and Elsie Simerl. He married Robinette Keller on August 14, 1954 in Chicago, IL.

Gene is survived by his wife, Robinette; daughter, Elizabeth (Bradley) Straw; grandchildren, Sherri (David) Gretschmann, Jason (Megan Johnson) Straw and Addison Barrone; great-grandson, Oliver Bradley Straw. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, David Simerl; brothers, Lawerence Simerl, Bertram Susdorf; sister, Mildred (Harold) Washburn and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 21,2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008 with Rev. Tom Hay officiating. A visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., prior to the service. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be given to the Boone County 4H Dairy Committee, Boone County Gardeners of America and the Ned Hollister Bird Club. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., prior to the service.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A memorial service will be at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 21,2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008 with Rev. Tom Hay officiating.

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My heart goes out to the whole family, may you find comfort in knowing he is at peace. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Gitzi

Lana Cristallo 2017-10-20T13:08:32

I have fond memories and many stories from ” good Ole grandpa gene”. He had a heart of gold and a gentle soul . What a loving family this man has nurtured and grown. A true farmer and mentor for all his loved ones. He truly was a part of the fair oaks family. With all our love a sympathy.

Tenee Angelo 2017-10-19T17:43:18

Robinette and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Gene. May you find peace and comfort with the memories that he has left you with.

You are in my prayers
Sam Larson – From the BDR

Sam Larson 2017-10-18T23:57:21

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